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Whether you're looking for a mutt or a pure breed, our second Adoptapalooza event in Washington Square Park on Sunday, September 12, will be a great place to meet the dog or cat of your dreams! (Photo by Dana Edelson)


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Out of the Cage!

September 2010

Fall is definitely in the air. But as the weather cools, we expect to see adoptions heat up. Case in point: Our second Adoptapalooza in Washington Square Park on September 12 was a hit, especially for the 75-plus cats and dogs who found new homes at, or immediately following, the event. We're grateful to all who participated — the rescue groups and shelters, our service-related partners, our event sponsor, PEOPLE Pets, our event volunteers, and especially to all those New Yorkers who showed up to give a wonderful dog or cat a new home.

With New York Week for the Animals just around the corner, we're looking forward to plenty of events throughout the city within the next few weeks. Among them, read about Fall Fiesta coming up this weekend in Central Park, and Pet Bull Palooza coming to Crotona Park in the Bronx on October 23. For a full listing of events, including our groups appearing on North Shore Animal League America mobile adoption units throughout the month, be sure to visit our events calendar regularly.

On October 15, I'm looking forward to joining many of my colleagues at the Best Friends No More Homeless Pets Conference in Las Vegas, where I'll have the opportunity not only to present a workshop and participate on a panel, but also to reconnect with old friends from around the country who share our common goal of saving lives. As we move along on our journey, it's important that we remember that none of us is in this effort alone. We're all a part of a greater effort, and despite our differences in circumstances, resources, philosophies, and strengths, our success depends greatly on our ability to cooperate and collaborate.

And speaking of Las Vegas, I think you'll enjoy our article in this issue about John and his amazing journey from Las Vegas to…Las Vegas!

We hope you enjoy this issue of Out of the Cage! Please feel free to share your thoughts and comments with us at

Best wishes,

Jane Hoffman

President, Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals


In This Issue…

Fall Fiesta on October 2 Kicks Off New York Week for the Animals

John Travels Coast to Coast…to Coast, and Finally Home

Art Dogs & Cats of NY Auction to Benefit NYC's Homeless Animals

When Your Landlord Says Either Your Pet Goes or You Do

by Jane Warshaw

Bully Breeds Get Help from American Bulldog Rescue

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 Writer: Jane Warshaw

Photographers: Art Dogs & Cats of NY, Dana Edelson, Rick Edwards, Patrick McGuire, Nevada SPCA, Stephanie Norris, Jodi Specter, Katherine Warshaw

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