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Out of the Cage! The Blog of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals

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New Yorkers pulled together to make 'I Love NYC Pets' month a resounding success!

New Yorkers pulled together to make "I Love NYC Pets" month a resounding success!

Out of the Cage!

Winter 2007

Welcome to our Winter issue of Out of the Cage! We're pleased to report that Year Three of the Maddie's Pet Rescue Project in NYC is off to an energetic start. As you'll read in this issue, the Mayor's Alliance dubbed February "I Love NYC Pets" month, and our participating member organizations, including Animal Care & Control, went all out to increase adoptions throughout the month and gain momentum that will carry through 2007.

You'll also read about ASPCA® Mission: Orange™, an exciting initiative of the ASPCA, a founding member and important supporter of the Mayor's Alliance. ASPCA® Mission: Orange™ takes the spirit of cooperation to a national level, and will focus on strengthening animal welfare efforts in targeted communities throughout the United States.

A year and a half has passed since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Golf Coast region and resulted in the largest animal rescue effort in our country's history. We are delighted to include in this issue a special feature article on the progress made by the Louisiana SPCA, not only in beginning construction on a new shelter facility in New Orleans, but also in turning the challenges of the rescue effort into opportunities to create a lasting positive environment for the region's animals.

These and other articles await you in this issue. We hope you'll enjoy reading them. And we thank you for your continued support of our programs through your interest and your contributions. As always, we welcome your comments at


Jane Hoffman

President, Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals


In This Issue…

"I Love NYC Pets" Campaign Spurs Robust Adoptions In February

ASPCA® Mission: Orange™ Launches New Partnerships for Change

New Adoption Center Increases Adoptions for Bobbi and the Strays

Picasso Veterinary Fund in Action: Saving Peter

Mayor's Alliance Website Sports Two Furry New Features from Petfinder

Louisiana SPCA Rebuilds: The Silver Lining Left by Katrina

Senior Pets: The Ups and Downs of Finding a Home for Francis

Meow Mix Donation a Boon for Volunteer Feral Caretakers in NYC

The Tale of the "Painted Cat"

ABC Animal Hospital Hosts Free Feral Cat Spay/Neuters for Spay Day USA

Mayor's Alliance & Muffin's Partner on Spay/Neuter Coupons

Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists Donates Food to Mayor's Alliance Groups

Mayor's Alliance Wins Important Media Coverage

Save the Dates! Mayor's Alliance/Maddie's Pet Adoption Festivals Set for 2007

In Every Issue…

Calendar of NYC Animal Events

APO Wish List

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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, Valerie Sicignano

Photographers: David Corbin, Rick Edwards, 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