KittyKind Seniors for Seniors Adoption Event - November 14-15, 2009

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, The Pet Rescue Foundation, with support from the ASPCA, is a coalition of more than 150 animal rescue groups and shelters working with Animal Care & Control of New York City (AC&C) to end the killing of healthy and treatable cats and dogs at AC&C shelters. To achieve that goal, the Alliance, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, helps its Alliance Participating Organizations (APOs) work to their highest potential to increase pet adoptions and spay/neuter rates, with the goal of transforming New York City into a no-kill community by 2015.

About KittyKind

KittyKind, Inc., is a non-profit, all-volunteer, no-kill cat rescue and adoption organization in New York City, with an adoption center located in PETCO, Union Square. They create rewarding human-pet relationships and save thousands of cats' and kittens' lives by placing them in loving new homes. KittyKind relies on private donations and grants for funding, along with their wonderful, tireless volunteers, to accomplish their mission.


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Tuesday, October 27, 2009


KittyKind Offers Seniors a Special Kind of Medicine…the Love of a "Senior" Feline Friend

NEW YORK, NY – Tuesday, October 27, 2009 – KittyKind, a no-kill feline rescue and adoption organization and member of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, will host its annual, "Seniors for Seniors" cat adoption event the weekend of November 14–15, at KittyKind's adoption center at PETCO, located at 17th Street and Broadway, Union Square. This event will showcase a variety of loving senior cats looking to meet their "senior" match. KittyKind's specialized adoption counselors will be available to answer questions and help make perfect senior matches.

Numerous studies have proven the physical and emotional benefits that pets can provide for senior adults. From improving their blood pressure, cholesterol levels and alertness to lowering stress, pets are vital to the health and happiness of the elderly. Senior people who are pet caregivers also make fewer visits to doctors than those who are without animal companions; so pet ownership may provide a new form of low-cost health intervention. Pets also bridge the gap for seniors by decreasing loneliness, giving a person something to care for, a sense of security, and above all…a sense of purpose and daily routine.

These wonderful animals may have retired from their hectic jobs of chasing mice and stalking feet, but their hearts have not slowed down and, more than ever, they are appreciative of a loving companion and will provide infinite amounts of loyalty, affection, and joy.

When: November 14–15, 2009, 1:00–6:00 p.m.

Where: KittyKind's adoption center at PETCO, located at 17th Street and Broadway, Union Square.

Please visit, for more information on adopting, fostering, volunteering, and donating.


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