Friday, August 5, 2005

Pet Adoption Festivals Coming to Queens and Brooklyn Parks

New York, NY – Friday, August 5, 2005 – Adorable cats and dogs will be waiting for their perfect adopters at two NYC parks in August. The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals will be staging pet adoption events on Sunday, August 14, in Queens' Cunningham Park, and the following Sunday, August 21, in Brooklyn's Prospect Park.

Pet-lovers looking to adopt a furry little New Yorker will have the opportunity to meet dozens of darling and dashing cats and dogs, including pure-breeds, from area animal shelters and rescue groups.

Each event will feature a low-cost microchipping clinic where anyone who wants to have their pet microchipped can stop by and, for only $25, have the procedure done by a veterinarian. Microchipping is one of the best ways to ensure that if a pet becomes lost, he or she can be returned home.

Also on hand at each event will be a veterinarian, animal trainer, groomer, TTouch Specialist, and animal communicator to answer questions and offer advice to people with pets, and those considering adopting one. The events will run from 12 noon to 5 p.m. In Cunningham Park, the event will take place in parking lot 1 near the tennis courts. The Prospect Park event will be staged just inside the park at Bartel-Pritchard Circle, at Prospect Park West and 15th Street.

The pet adoption events are part of a series of multi-group Pet Adoption Festivals sponsored by the Mayor's Alliance taking place throughout New York City throughout the summer and early autumn months. Their goal: to bring animals to the people and increase pet adoptions from shelters and rescue groups, especially among families and individuals who might be reluctant to visit an animal shelter. A listing of all upcoming Mayor's Alliance adoption events can be found at

Adopt a Little New Yorker Today!


The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, Inc., founded in 2002 and powered by Maddie's Fund, is a coalition of more than 85 animal rescue groups and shelters that are working with the City of New York to find homes for every cat and dog in the city who needs one. For more information about the Mayor's Alliance and its Participating Organizations, please visit the Alliance website at

Maddie's Fund, also known as the Pet Rescue Foundation, is a $240 million family foundation established in 1999 to help communities throughout the U.S. eliminate the unnecessary killing of healthy and treatable homeless animals merely because they do not have homes. The foundation was created by Dave Duffield, founder and Board Chairman of the Silicon Valley-based software giant PeopleSoft, and his wife, Cheryl, in honor of the beloved family Miniature Schnauzer, Maddie, who died in 1997. For more information about Maddie's Fund, please visit their website at



Steve Gruber, Director of Communications

Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals

Phone: (917) 359-6003

Fax: (212) 591-6383




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