Thursday, September 22, 2005

Pet Adoption Festival Coming to Central Park Sunday, October 2nd

New York, NY – Thursday, September 22, 2005 – Adorable cats and dogs of all colors, sizes, shapes, and breeds will be awaiting their perfect adopters in Central Park on Sunday, October 2nd. The event, hosted by the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, will take place from noon until 5 pm in the southeast corner of the Park, near the 60th Street and Fifth Avenue entrance.

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. More than a dozen groups are scheduled to participate, including the ASPCA, Animal Haven, Linda's Feral Cat Assistance, Metropolitan Maltese Rescue, NYC Animal Care & Control, NYC Siamese Rescue, and more.

Pets and their people and new adopters alike are invited to the low-cost microchipping clinic that will take place at the event. 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.

A veterinarian, animal trainer, groomer, TTouch Specialist, and animal communicator will be on-site to answer questions and offer advice to people with pets, and those considering adopting one. More…

A Dixieland band will provide a festive backdrop for the event. And Maddie, the adorable people-sized Schnauzer mascot for Maddie's Fund, will be on hand to meet and greet children of all ages.

The October 2nd event is one in a series of multi-group pet adoption festivals sponsored by the Mayor's Alliance and Maddie's Fund 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. A listing of other 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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