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2017 Media Coverage

Articles, press releases, blog posts, episodes, videos, and other media coverage of Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals events, programs, and services.

December 2017

All in the family

by Julie Falconer, Animal Sheltering

Winter 2017–2018

Co-op board backtracks, will leave feral cat colony alone

by Gabrielle Fonrouge, New York Post

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Co-op board destroyed cat shelters for revenge: residents

by Gabrielle Fonrouge, New York Post

Monday, December 25, 2017

New York Cat Film Festival A Massive Success

by Victoria Bach, The Holidog Times

Sunday, December 24, 2017

2017 Holiday Reading List: Curl Up With a Good Book About Cats

by Out of the Cage!

Monday, December 18, 2017


Elyise Hallenbeck: Collaboration Saves Lives

by Tracie Hotchner, Dog Talk (and Kitties Too!)

Monday, December 18, 2017

See into the private lives of cat lovers at the Cat Film Festival

by Eva Kis, Metro New York

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Dogs and cats living together! Not quite at joint film fest

by Leanne Italie, Chicago Tribune

Thursday, December 7, 2017

The NY Cat Film Festival Is Here. And No One's Allergic to Movies.

by Laurel Graeber, The New York Times

Wednesday, December 6, 2017


November 2017

NY Cat Film Festival Debuts & NY Dog Film Festival Returns!

by Out of the Cage!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

10 Great DIY Gift Ideas for Shelter Animals

by Vera Lawlor, Care2

Friday, November 24, 2017

Public Safety Issues Statement on Feral Cats

by Stephan Kozub, The Observer

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The NY Dog and Cat Film Festivals Scheduled for December

by Pet Age

Saturday, November 16, 2017

Animal abuse investigations the new focus of Manhattan DA program

by Rajvi Desai, amNewYork

Friday, November 10, 2017

3 To See At ACC: Meet Luna, Sparta And Nissy

by CBS New York and 1010 WINS

Friday, November 10, 2017


A Cat Film Festival Is Coming To NYC

by Ciara McCarthy, Chelsea Patch

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The First-Ever Cat Film Is Festival Coming to NYC

by Vera Penavic, Untapped Cities

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

NY Cat Film Festival Makes Felines Stars of the Silver Screen

by Angela Vuckovic,

Monday, November 6, 2017

A film festival about cats? Look for a star turn by this unusual NC museum.

by LaVendrick Smith, The Charlotte Observer

Saturday, November 4, 2017

First-ever NY Cat Film Festival gives us what we and our furry overlords want

by Eva Kis, Metro New York

Thursday, November 2, 2017


October 2017

Sandy stories: Firsthand accounts of surviving the storm

by Ivan Pereira, amNewYork

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Black Cat Awareness Month™ is Spreading & 9 New Reasons to Adopt Black Cat

by Leila Morgan Wilde, Cat Wisdom 101

Monday, October 16, 2017


The Angels Unaware At Hamptons Animal Shelters Extend Their Paws To Displaced Four-Footed Friends

by Eileen Casey,

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Renters 'heartbroken' after feral cat colony was removed from Brooklyn complex

by Glenn Blain, New York Daily News

Sunday, October 1, 2017


September 2017

These pampered pets have wardrobes full of designer clothes

by Raquel Laneri, New York Post

Friday, September 22, 2017

Hurricane-impacted cats, dogs find owners at Adoptapalooza

by Sabina Mollot, Town & Village

Friday, September 22, 2017

'Adoptapalooza' Set To Take Union Square

by CBS New York

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Adoptapalooza Union Square Showcases Pets from NYC Area, Florida, Texas

Press Release by the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals

Sunday, September 17, 2017


9 homeless pets you can rescue this weekend on Staten Island

by Mary Jo Andriulli, Staten Island Advance

Thursday, September 14, 2017

All For Animals #48: Wheels Of Hope Program

by Susan Richard,

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Community Activities: The See, Shred, Adopt Edition

by Scott Stiffler, Chelsea Now

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The ASPCA wants you to adopt a pup displaced by Hurricane Harvey

by Dorkys Ramos, Time Out New York

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

ASPCA bringing Texas animal shelter dogs to NYC, other Northeastern cities

by Lisa L. Colangelo, amNewYork

Monday, September 4, 2017

Wheels of Hope Are Rolling to Help Hurricane Harvey & Irma Pets

by Out of the Cage!

Friday, September 1, 2017



August 2017

Help Garfield And Other Cats Living In A South Slope Feral Colony

by Pamela Wong, BKLYNER

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Fashionable felines strut stuff

by Charmaine P. Rice, Chelsea News

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Cat Fashions by Ada Nieves at the Famous Algonquin Hotel

by Mark McQueen,

Sunday, August 6, 2017

The Fabulous Kitties of the Algonquin Hotel Cat Fashion Show

by Jill Harness, Neatorama

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Matilda's Annual Party at The Algonquin Helps Cats in Need

by Grace Sydney, CatTipper

Sunday, August 6, 2017

THE Best Video of Hamlet, The New Algonquin Cat

by Susan Richard, CBS New York/1010 WINS

Sunday, August 6, 2017

All For Animals #47 - Hamlet The New Algonquin Cat

by Susan Richard,

Sunday, August 6, 2017

8/5 Adoptapalooza Featured Homeless Pets for Adoption in Brooklyn

Press Release by the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Algonquin Hotel Cat Fashion Show Goes To The Tonys

by CBS New York

Friday, August 4, 2017


Pet Events: Adoptapalooza And Brooklyn Bark Dog Wash Fundraiser

by Pamela Wong, BKLYNER

Friday, August 4, 2017

The Algonquin Hotel's Cat Fashion Show Is Paw-sitively Purrfect MEOW!

by Carly Ledbetter, HuffPost

Friday, August 4, 2017

The Algonquin Hotel Hosts Annual Cat Fashion Show

by Kristen Tauer, WWD

Friday, August 4, 2017

Photos: Cats In Couture At The Algonquin Hotel Cat Fashion Show

by Jen Chung, Gothamist

Friday, August 4, 2017

Which Broadway-Inspired Costumes Stopped the Show at the Algonquin's Cat Fashion Show?

by Marc J. Franklin, Playbill

Friday, August 4, 2017

New Cat at Algonquin Hotel

by Good Day New York, Fox 5 New York

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Meet Hamlet: The Algonguin Hotel's New Residential Cat

by Marc Rich, Untapped Cities

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Legendary Algonquin Hotel Gets New Cat Supervisor

by Jen Carlson, Gothamist

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

NYC: Attend Matilda The Algonquin Cat's Feline Fashion Show On August 3

by Patty Scull, That Cat Blog

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Happenings August 2: Feline Fashionistas

by CBS New York

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Prince among cats moves into the Algonquin Hotel

by Will Pavia, The Times

Tuesday, August 1, 2017


July 2017

This will soon be the most famous cat in NYC

by Raquel Laneri, New York Post

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Algonquin Cat To Host Fashion Show & Fundraiser For Local Animal Rescue

by Susan Richard, CBS New York/1010 WINS

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Happenings July 21: Dog Days of Summer

by CBS New York

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Algonquin Hotel Honors Broadway in a Tony-Themed Cat Fashion Show

by Ruthie Fierberg,

Friday, July 14, 2017

Guest, Steve Gruber, Disrupting How Animals Are Saved in NYC

by Natalie Viglione, Disrupt Now

Thursday, July 13, 2017


Midtown Hotel To Host Cat Fashion Show

by Brendan Krisel, Midtown Manhattan Patch

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Top Cat-Friendly Cities Around the US

by Sandy Robins, Catster

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Cats Take to the Catwalk at Algonquin Hotel Cat Fashion Show & Fundraiser on August 3rd

Press Release by The Algonquin Hotel

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Ask Us Anything: Are there any fun Summertime dog events?

by The Barkington Post

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Celebrate Matilda's Birthday in NYC with a Fashion Show!

by Grace Sydney, CatTipper

Wednesday, July 5, 2017


June 2017

A Community Cat Meetup Group Can Be the Cat's Meow

by Out of the Cage!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Animal Haven Shelter Celebrates 50 Years Of Rescue In NYC

by Susan Richard, CBS New York/1010 WINS

Sunday, June 11, 2017


"Smokey from the Block" Coloring Book Combines Cats, Creativity & Compassion

by Out of the Cage!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

How a feral cat found a home on the Upper East Side

by Joe Dziemianowicz, New York Daily News

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Working to End Dog Breed Ban in Public Housing

by Sassafras Lowrey, The Bark

June 1, 2017


May 2017

Adoptapalooza 2017 NYC Pet Adoption Event

by Jeremy Feldman, PetYen

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Petco Foundation Donates $200,000 to Support Alliance Programs - May 21, 2017

by the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Adoptapalooza Union Square - May 21, 2017

by Joe Whelski

Sunday, May 21, 2017


Adoptapalooza Introduces Adopters to Hundreds of Homeless NYC Pets

Press Release by the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Find the fur baby your life is missing at Union Square's Adoptapalooza

by Nikki M. Mascali, Metro New York

Friday, May 19, 2017

These Animals are Up for Adoption at Sunday's Union Square Adoptapalooza

by Allegra Hobbs, DNAinfo

Friday, May 19, 2017

Baby Howard the bulldog uses fame to support animal shelters

by Carl Corry, Newsday

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Union Square Park Adoptapalooza brings 300 dogs, cats, rabbits to NYC

by Meghan Giannotta, amNewYork

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Adoptapalooza: Three things to know before finding your four-legged family member

by Daryl Lovell, Cornell University

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

New York Today: How to Adopt a Pet

by Alexandra S. Levine, The New York Times

Thursday, May 11, 2017

NYC Achieves 90% Animal Shelter Live Release Rate for Second Year

Press Release by the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals

Monday, May 8, 2017


April 2017

The Alliance Goes to Cat Camp NYC

by Out of the Cage!

Friday, April 28, 2017

NYC shelter placed 94% of its cats and dogs in new homes over three-month period

by Reuven Blau, New York Daily News

Thursday, April 27, 2017

We Said YES to Nala and Her Kittens

by Out of the Cage!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


NYC is the best at finding homes for abandoned pets: report

by Carl Campanile, New York Post

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

New York City's Pet Adoption Rate Is Highest In The Nation

by Chloe Morales, New York City Patch

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Muppets take Manhattan

by Francis Battista, The Best Friends Blog

Tuesday, April 4, 2017


March 2017

Could 'No Kill' For Shelter Cats And Dogs Be Policy By 2025?

by Barbara J. King, 13.7: Cosmos & Culture, NPR

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Pit Bulls - Straight from the Heart

by Scott Smith, Consumer Advocate

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Is adopting a cat to hunt rats animal abuse

by Diana Blass, Chasing News, My 9 New Jersey

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Cat Camp NYC Catch Up!

by Deborah Barnes, Zee & Zoey's Cat Chronicles

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Council Member Borelli to Host Free Dog & Cat Rabies Vaccination Event at Blue Heron Park Nature Center

by Peter Giunta, Office of Council Member Joseph C. Borelli

Thursday, March 23, 2017


Cat Camp was a 'purr-fect storm' of info, products and fun

by Lincoln Anderson, The Villager

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Photos: NYC's first-ever 'Cat Camp'

by Alexis Sachdev, Metro New York

Monday, March 13, 2017

NYC hosts first 'Cat Camp'

by Laura Barcella, Metro New York

Friday, March 10, 2017

You Helped Us Say YES to Orphaned Kittens, Nicky & Norman!

by Out of the Cage!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Cat adoptions underway in NYC after bird flu outbreak

by Lisa L. Colangelo, amNewYork

Monday, March 6, 2017


February 2017

Monitoring Cats During TNR Spay/Neuter Recovery

by Out of the Cage!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Dog Fashion: 2017 New York Pet Fashion Show


Friday, February 17, 2017

Dogs, Cats, and Even a Reptile Strut Their Stuff at the 2017 NY Pet Fashion

by Pamela Mitchell, Dogster

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The 14th Annual New York Pet Fashion Show was everything: PHOTOS

by Christopher Cameron, Luxury Listings NYC

Monday, February 13, 2017

Cats and dogs strut their stuff at the NY Pet Fashion Show

by New York Post

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Furry fashionistas dress up for the NY Pet Fashion Show


Friday, February 10, 2017



Pet Fashion Show held as NY Fashion Week kicks off

by AFP News Agency

Friday, February 10, 2017

NY's biggest Pet Fashion Show brings Broadway and world style to the runway

by Eva Kis, Metro New York

Friday, February 10, 2017

New York Pet Fashion Week 2017: Dogs, Cats Dress Up in Costumes Inspired by Cultures Around the World

by Avianne Tan, by ABC News

Friday, February 10, 2017

Kosher food fest, superhero tour, pet fashion show and more things to do in NYC

by T. Michelle Murphy, Metro New York

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Every dog has its day! Furry fashionistas dress up for the 2017 New York Pet Fashion Show

by Daily Mail

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Avian-type influenza sickens cats, veterinarian


Wednesday, February 1, 2017


January 2017

New York Pet Fashion Show Presented by TropiClean: Kick Off Westminster Weekend & Fashion Week "Global Couture for Animal Rescue" Feb 9th, 2017 Hotel Pennsylvania NYC

Press Release by New York Pet Fashion Show

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Vets Test Cats For Bird Flu At LIC Warehouse

by Ariel Hernandez, Queens Tribune

Thursday, January 19, 2017

New York City Quarantines Almost 500 Cats, 386 Positive for Avian Flu

by John Samuels, CDA News

Saturday, January 14, 2017

City quarantines hundreds of cats amid bird flu outbreak

by Fox News

Friday, January 13, 2017

Say Hello To SoHo's Very Own Animal Haven Adoption Center

by Mehreen Kasana, SoHo Little Italy Patch

Friday, January 13, 2017


City quarantines hundreds of cats amid bird flu outbreak

by Gabriela Barkho, New York Post

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Hundreds of NYC Shelter Cats Quarantined After Bird Flu Exposure

by NBC 4 New York

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Hundreds of cats quarantined at NYC shelter after bird flu outbreak

by ABC 7 Eyewitness News

Thursday, January 12, 2017

ACC Cats Quarantined for H7N2 Virus Receive Care, Monitoring at ASPCA Temporary Shelter

Press Release by the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Mad dogs and Instagram

by Kara Scannell, Financial Times

Friday, January 6, 2017

NYC is getting its first-ever cat camp

by Rebecca Fontana, Time Out New York

Wednesday, January 4, 2017


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