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Amber brings to mind the colors of fall, but she's definitely a cat for all seasons! Read her remarkable story of survival in the Picasso Veterinary Fund article in this issue.

Amber brings to mind the colors of fall, but she's definitely a cat for all seasons! Read her remarkable story of survival in the Picasso Veterinary Fund article in this issue.

Out of the Cage!

September 2006

In the year since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region, people have become far more sensitized to the essential bond between pets and their people. As we reflect upon the heroic animal rescue efforts made by so many people from around the country following the tragedy, it's hard to imagine a world that tolerates any animal being left behind.

Sadly, such a world still exists, as we see daily in our work to rescue and re-home thousands of animals in our own backyard — New York City. But things are changing, and we are making progress — tremendous progress, in fact — in reducing the numbers of cats and dogs being left behind to an uncertain fate in crowded city shelters. Thanks to the ongoing efforts of more than 100 animal shelters and rescue groups in our area, working collaboratively with the talented and compassionate staff at Animal Care & Control of NYC, and fueled by crucial funding from Maddie's Fund, the ASPCA, and individuals and businesses, New York City is leaving fewer animals behind.

In this issue of Out of the Cage! you'll read about Mayor's Alliance initiatives that are turning the tide for animals in NYC. Much of our news in this issue deals with expanding capacity among our participating organizations, as well as the Mayor's Alliance Transport Van Program and the Picasso Veterinary Fund.

We hope you'll enjoy this issue. As always, we welcome your comments at info@AnimalAllianceNYC.org.

 

Jane Hoffman

President, Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals

 

In This Issue…

Maddie's Fund Projects in NYC Growing Bigger, Stronger

Picasso Veterinary Fund: Saving Treatable Cats and Dogs

Herding Dog Rescue Receives Grant to Expand Capacity

Animal Haven SoHo Adoption Center to Open in October

AWC Seeks Improved Care for Exotic Birds in Shelters

National Feral Cat Summit Coming to San Francisco

Fundraising Efforts Boost Mayor's Alliance Programs

Media Coverage Garners Support for Mayor's Alliance Mission

Philadelphia on the Road to No-Kill

The Tellington Method of Training, Rehabilitation and Wellness: How Can TTouch Help Your Pet?

JASA PETS Project: Helping NYC Seniors and Their Animal Companions

Low-Cost Microchipping Clinics Bring Pet Security to the People

Want to Get a Senior Pet a New Home?…Lighten up!

A Rockin' Celebration for NYC'S Animals

In Every Issue…

Calendar of NYC Animal Events

APO Wish List

YOU Can Help!

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About Maddie's Fund

 

Newsletter Team

Editor-in-Chief: Steve Gruber

Art Director: Krista Menzel

Senior Writer: Steve Gruber

Contributing Writers: Joan Antelman, Mary Bruce, Susan Israel, Valerie Sicignano

Photographers: Krista Menzel, Meredith Weiss

The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals welcomes reprints of the articles in Out of the Cage! To request permission to reprint any of these articles, please contact us at enews@AnimalAllianceNYC.org.