Wednesday, January 30, 2008

February "I Love NYC Pets" Month Celebrated by Animal Rescue Groups with City-Wide Adoption Events, Extended Shelter Hours and Spay/Neuter Promotions

New York, NY – Wednesday, January 30, 2008 – Show your love for the city's four-legged New Yorkers and warm your heart with a furry valentine as the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals and the city's animal rescue groups make their biggest pet adoption and spaying and neutering promotion this February with "I Love NYC Pets" month. The second annual 2008 celebration includes over 50 adoption events, extended adoption hours at city shelters and special free and low-cost spaying and neutering promotions in all five boroughs. Details on the month-long celebration and special events and promotions are available at

Highlights of "I Love NYC Pets" month include special pet adoption events held over the weekend of February 9–10 — just in time for Valentine's Day — and a "Free Neuter Day" for male cats at the Brooklyn Animal Care & Control Center on Sunday, February 24.

Anjellicle Cats Adoption Event

Saturday, February 9, 2008, 1:00–6:00 p.m.

Columbus Circle at Central Park South (by Broadway and 8th Avenue), Manhattan

Cats and kittens will be available for adoption. "Maddie" — a six-foot-tall canine adoption mascot — will be on-hand for photos with kids and families and will be handing out free heart-shaped balloons to celebrate "I Love NYC Pets."


Humane Society of New York Adoption Event

Saturday, February 9, 2008, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Whiskers Holistic Petcare, 235 East 9th Street (off Second Avenue), Manhattan

Cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies will be available for adoption in a mobile adoption van.


KittyKind Adoption Event

Saturday, February 9, 2008, 2:00–5:00 p.m.

PETCO - Union Square, KittyKind Adoption Center, 860 Broadway (near 17th Street), Manhattan

KittyKind, a no-kill rescue organization, is hosting a festive feline adoption event, which will include photo opportunities with "Maddie," a six-foot-tall canine adoption mascot, as well as chances to enter the "Love-a-Cat" Valentine's Day raffle.


City Critters Adoption Event

Sunday, February 10, 2008, Noon–5:00 p.m.

14th Street between 3rd Avenue and Irving Place

City Critters will show cats and kittens for adoption.


"Tomcat" Free Neuter Day

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Brooklyn Animal Care & Control Center, 2336 Linden Boulevard (off Shepherd Avenue)

This event will accept up to 30 male cats. Pre-registration is required. Cats will be assigned arrival times between 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Contact: (212) 252-2350 or e-mail

In addition, Animal Care & Control of New York City is offering special promotion fees for "I Love NYC Pets" month. The adoption fee for all dogs over 40 pounds (at time of adoption) will be reduced to $50 ($58.50 including the license fee). The adoption fee for cats is $25, and there is no charge for the second cat if two cats are adopted at the same time.

Primary organizational partners of "I Love NYC Pets" month include: American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), nimal Care & Control of New York City, Humane Society of New York, and the North Shore Animal League. For more information on "I Love NYC Pets" month, events, and other organizational partners, please visit:

Photos Available: Colorful and adorable high-resolution images of homeless animals in "Adopt Me" vests.


The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, Inc., founded in 2002 and powered by Maddie's Fund, is a coalition of more than 100 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, its participating organizations and pet adoptions, please visit the Mayor's Alliance website at

Maddie's Fund, The Pet Rescue Foundation, ( is a family foundation funded by PeopleSoft and Workday Founder Dave Duffield, and his wife, Cheryl, to help create a no-kill nation. The first step is to help develop programs that guarantee loving homes for all healthy shelter dogs and cats throughout the country. The next step is to save the sick, injured and poorly behaved pets in animal shelters nationwide. Maddie's Fund is named after the family's beloved Miniature Schnauzer who passed away in 1997.



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