Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Posh Pets Rescue Welcomes Baby Back to the Big Apple Today!

Missing for 2 years from her NYC home, Baby, an adorable Yorkie dog, has been found in Pennsylvania thanks to her microchip and returns to NYC today with the Wheels of Hope Transport Van

NEW YORK, NY – Wednesday, June 10, 2009 – Poor Baby. Here's the scoop: In January 2007, Posh Pets Rescue rescued Baby, a malnourished Yorkie, from a home in New York and nursed her back to health. Two weeks later Baby was adopted, but they soon learned that the dog had escaped from her new home and was lost.

Yesterday, June 9th, Linda at Posh Pets received a call from a vet in Bethlehem, PA, that a neighbor had found a stray dog and traced Linda through the microchip. The vet gave Linda two days to come and get the dog or they would have to send her to a local shelter.

Thanks to the Mayors Alliance for NYC's Animals' incredible Wheels of Hope transport van service (which transfers over 3,000 dogs each year to local NYC shelters), they will pick up Baby from Pennsylvania today and bring her back home to NYC.

Baby will return between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. and will be welcomed by her new foster caretaker, Rhoda Glass, who resides on the Upper West Side.

This is an incredible do-good story and demonstrates the importance of the Mayor's Alliance's key initiatives for a no-kill city by 2015, i.e., microchipping your animal, transport vans, fostering, and animal rescue.

"If not for the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animal's transport service, Baby would end up back in a PA shelter and we would lose her again," said Linda at Posh Pets. "We are a small group, and there is no way we could have picked up Baby midweek in PA without the Mayor's Alliance's support. People should know what wonderful work they do in aiding rescuers in NYC."

 The Wheels of Hope program is designed to supplement resources of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals rescue groups — meaning that our vans transport animals when the groups aren't able to do it themselves," said Jane Hoffman, President of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals. "Facilitating transports has had the greatest impact on reducing euthanasia at AC&C. It is a key initiative to achieving our goals."



Linda at Posh Pets Rescue to discuss the importance of animal rescue, adoption, fostering, and microchipping your pet


Rhoda Glass, Baby's new foster caretaker


Jane Hoffman, President of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, to discuss the Wheels of Hope program and how it helps them to achieve their goals. For example:


Allows Alliance Participating Organizations (APOs) to get animals out of AC&C more quickly — reducing the risk factor of contracting diseases (upper respiratory infection and kennel cough) and therefore lowering the veterinary bills incurred by the rescue groups


Frees up cage space more quickly at AC&C, reducing the numbers required to be euthanized for lack of space


Helps reduce the number of dogs/cats euthanized


Provides supplemental resources and helps shift APOs resources to their adoption programs

Photo Ops

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

3:30–4:30 PM

Foster caretaker's apartment building, 141 West 73rd Street, Manhattan


Adorable Baby, our rescued Yorkie


Wheels of Hope (transport Chrysler van) dropping Baby off at her new foster caretaker Rhoda Glass's home on the Upper West Side


Mayor's Alliance executive scanning Baby for her microchip number


About the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals

The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, Inc., founded in 2002 and powered by Maddie's Fund, is a coalition of more than 150 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


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Phone: (212) 754-6500 x245


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