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

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Broadway Barks! hosts Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters welcomed the Maddie's Fund mascot to this year's adoption extravaganza. (Photo by Rick Edwards)

Broadway Barks! hosts Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters welcomed the Maddie's Fund mascot to this year's adoption extravaganza.

Photo by Rick Edwards

Out of the Cage!

Summer 2007

We're delighted to present our Summer issue of Out of the Cage! You'll be reading about some very special people in this issue, including Regina Massaro and her Spay Neuter Intervention Project (SNIP) that's working in some of New York City's toughest neighborhoods to reduce the number of births among junkyard dogs and deli cats. And Deborah Chieglis, featured in our Volunteer Spotlight, whose dual volunteer activities in foster care and sewing cage comforters are an inspiration.

You'll also read about some of the training opportunities being presented by the Mayor's Alliance and its participating organizations, as well as a new course on pet first aid being offered by the American Red Cross.

And you'll learn about some very special animals awaiting new homes, thanks to the Picasso Veterinary Fund. We couldn't pass up the opportunity to extend a sincere "thank you" to Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore for their continued support of the Picasso Veterinary Fund through their annual Broadway Barks! celebration; to the ASPCA for their generous financial support of the Mayor's Alliance; and to Maddie's Fund, for their ongoing faith and support of our efforts to transform New York City into a no-kill community.

And we thank you, our readers, for your continued interest in the work being done by the Mayor's Alliance and its 100-plus member shelters and rescue groups. We welcome your comments at


Jane Hoffman

President, Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals


In This Issue…

Picasso Veterinary Fund in Action: Turtle and Friends Await Adoption

Broadway Barks 9! Brings Adoptions and Donations to Mayor's Alliance Members

Spay Neuter Intervention Project (SNIP) Tackles Inner City Challenges

A Sunny Day for Midnight

Free Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Workshop in the Bronx

Workshops Offer Instruction on Feral Kitten Care

The Animal Club at Hunter College Elementary School Gives Humane Education a Boost in NYC

Oh, Behave! Arden Moore Advises About Dogs and Cats in the City

Volunteer Spotlight: Deborah Chieglis Fills Two Unique Volunteer Needs

Boarding Partners Provide Bridge for Animals

The Alliance in the Media: Animals, Vans, Broadway Stars & More!

American Red Cross Offers Pet First Aid Course and Kit

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: Nancy Fahnestock, Arden Moore, Valerie Sicignano

Photographers: Rick Edwards, Valerie Sicignano, 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