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spot Winter Olympic GamesFor Immediate Release

Monday, March 14, 2011


Canine Winter Olympics to Help Dogs in Need, Taking Place March 26, NYC

New York, NY – Monday, March 14, 2011 – With winter (hopefully) coming to an end, spot, a doggy daycare facility in NYC, is hosting their second annual spot Winter Olympic Games on Saturday, March 26, 2011, to close out the chilly season and raise money to benefit the Picasso Veterinary Fund® of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals®. The games begin at 12:00 p.m. and finish at 2:00 p.m., at their Chelsea location at 145 West 20th Street.

The spot Winter Olympic Games will feature canine agility demonstrations by gold medal agility trainer and behaviorist Kris Seiter and her agility champion dogs. There will also be an amateur competition for attendees and their four-legged friends. Other highlights of the event include free dog treats from Bocce's Bakery and Stella & Chewy's, plus The Pooch-ini, "a chilly treat for those with four feet," from Shake Shack. There will be a variety of sandwiches, Indian, and Mediterranean food for everyone else to enjoy.

Attendees will also have the chance to meet miracle dog Terry, a direct beneficiary of the Picasso Veterinary Fund. Terry was rescued from a junkyard by NYPD officers, where he and his family were severely neglected, malnourished, and living in filth. Terry received medical treatment, paid for by the Picasso Veterinary Fund, for a serious abscess on his head. He has fully recovered and is awaiting adoption by a loving family.

The cost of admission is $20 for spectators, $40 for competitors. Children 12 years and under are admitted free. Tickets can be purchased in advance and donations can be made on the spot Winter Olympic Games website. Tickets also may be purchased at the door. Ticket purchases and donations are fully tax-deductible.


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 NYC (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 the Picasso Veterinary Fund®

Administered by the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, the Picasso Veterinary Fund pays for lifesaving medical treatment for sick and injured animals transferred from Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C) to other Alliance Participating Organizations (APOs) for adoption.

About spot

spot employs a knowledgeable and caring staff that provides products, services, and a physical environment for pets that is not only fun and entertaining, but also promotes their safety and well-being. We will assure our pet parents that they only need to make one stop to receive the most compassionate and best care for their four legged family members!


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