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Best Friends Animal Rescue’s “Super Adoption Event” Finds Homes for Over 200 Pets

December 15th, 2014 Written by | Comments Off on Best Friends Animal Rescue’s “Super Adoption Event” Finds Homes for Over 200 Pets

This weekend, the three-day long “Super Adoption Event” hosted by Best Friends Animal Society, surely proved to be super. In collaboration with Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue, the organization united shelters and rescue groups at the Brooklyn Expo Center in an effort to find homes for abandoned or rescued animals from across America.

Poodles, Huskies, Pitbulls— you name it. All weekend long, people who had preapproved applications were able to mingle around the venue and have their pick of over 500 dogs from 25 participating adoption organizations within the tri-state area.


Photos not enough for you?

The event proved to be a success, and thanks to Best Friends Animal Society, 239 pets will now have a home and family for the holidays.

Tags: adoption · Best Friends Animal Society · brooklyn · Dogs · event · First Time Adopters · Non Profit · puppies · rescue · shelter · Shelters

Best Friends Animal Rescue’s “Super Adoption Event” Finds Homes for Over 200 Pets

December 15th, 2014 Written by | Comments Off on Best Friends Animal Rescue’s “Super Adoption Event” Finds Homes for Over 200 Pets

This weekend, the three-day long “Super Adoption Event” hosted by Best Friends Animal Society, surely proved to be super. In collaboration with Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue, the organization united shelters and rescue groups at the Brooklyn Expo Center in an effort to find homes for abandoned or rescued animals from across America.

Poodles, Huskies, Pitbulls— you name it. All weekend long, people who had preapproved applications were able to mingle around the venue and have their pick of over 500 dogs from 25 participating adoption organizations within the tri-state area.


Photos not enough for you?

The event proved to be a success, and thanks to Best Friends Animal Society, 239 pets will now have a home and family for the holidays.

Tags: adoption · Best Friends Animal Society · brooklyn · Dogs · event · First Time Adopters · Non Profit · puppies · rescue · shelter · Shelters

Cauz for Pawz: Gramercy Thrift Shop Bridges Fashion and Animal Rescue

November 10th, 2014 Written by | Comments Off on Cauz for Pawz: Gramercy Thrift Shop Bridges Fashion and Animal Rescue

Designer clothing, handbags, shoes, jewelry, home décor, and animal rescue organizations. What do these all have in common? The answer is absolutely nothing, until you step foot into Gramercy’s trendy thrift shop, Cauz for Pawz.

The store, located at 212 East 23rd Street, may appear like other thrift shops surrounding it, presenting its latest merchandise on the mannequins, visible to passerbys from the front windows. However, this store has set itself apart from the rest, vowing its dedication to helping and protecting animals in need. Cauz for Pawz generates revenue by selling gently used items, ranging from clothes, to accessories, to home furnishings, which “provides animal welfare organizations, rescues and no-kill shelters with financial funds and supplies,” according to its website.

Some of the recipients of these funds include organizations such as Woof NYC Dog Rescue, Ferils in Peril, Riddles Elephant Sanctuary, Mighty Mutts, Out of the Pitts, Social Tees Animal Rescue, and Hooves and Paws Rescue. The “Wall of Fame” displays photographs of local animals that belong to owners who support the efforts of Cauz for Pawz or have made a contribution of any kind. In the center of the collage of photos rests a list of organizations that the store has donated to, however, since the shop’s grand opening in 2010, Cauz for Pawz has donated funds to over 40 no-kill shelters throughout the country.

Cathryn Duhigg, a lifelong animal lover and the owner of Cauz for Pawz, opened the shop thinking that it would simply be a store dedicated solely to raising money for shelters. With time, this vision took a bit of a turn, as people began to view the store as a haven for animals in need. Currently, the store acts as a home to Buster, a Chihuahua mix that was abandoned and left to die in the backyard of a Queens home. A regular customer and friend of Duhigg, who wishes to remain anonymous, was horrified to find the condition in which Buster was left, and immediately brought him to the store. Today, Buster spends most of his days prancing around the upper level of the store, or lying behind the counter watching the customers as they pass by. Duhigg is in the process of finding Buster a permanent home, but in the meantime he seems quite comfortable just where he is.

Love animals? Love fashion? Look no further than 23rd Street between Second Avenue and Third Avenue.

Contact Cauz for Pawz:
212 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Saturday: 10am-8pm
Sunday: 11am-7pm

Tags: adoption · Cats · Cauz for Pawz · Dogs · Non Profit · rescue · shelter · Shelters · thrift shop

Cauz for Pawz: Gramercy Thrift Shop Bridges Fashion and Animal Rescue

November 10th, 2014 Written by | Comments Off on Cauz for Pawz: Gramercy Thrift Shop Bridges Fashion and Animal Rescue

Designer clothing, handbags, shoes, jewelry, home décor, and animal rescue organizations. What do these all have in common? The answer is absolutely nothing, until you step foot into Gramercy’s trendy thrift shop, Cauz for Pawz.

At first glance, the store may appear like any other thrift shop until you take a closer look behind the counter. How many stores have you been to lately where a tiny dog sits by the register? Currently, the store acts as a home to Buster, a Chihuahua mix that was abandoned and left to die in the backyard of a Queens home. An anonymous customer and friend of Cathryn Duhigg, owner and founder of Cauz for Pawz, was horrified to find the condition in which Buster was left, and immediately brought him to the store. Today, Buster spends most of his days prancing around the upper level of the store, or lying behind the counter watching the customers as they pass by. Duhigg is in the process of finding Buster a permanent home, but in the meantime he seems quite comfortable just where he is.

Although Buster has been the main attraction lately, the store offers much more than a cute dog to gawk over. What makes Cauz for Paws so unique is its dedication to helping and protecting animals in need. Cauz for Pawz generates revenue by selling gently used items, ranging from clothes, to accessories, to home furnishings, which “provides animal welfare organizations, rescues and no-kill shelters with financial funds and supplies,” according to its website.

Some of the recipients of these funds include organizations such as Woof NYC Dog RescueFerils in PerilRiddles Elephant SanctuaryMighty MuttsOut of the PittsSocial Tees Animal Rescue, and Hooves and Paws Rescue. The “Wall of Fame” displays photographs of local animals that belong to owners who support the efforts of Cauz for Pawz or have made a contribution of any kind. In the center of the collage of photos rests a list of organizations that the store has donated to, however, since the shop’s grand opening in 2010, Cauz for Pawz has donated funds to over 40 no-kill shelters throughout the country.

The success generated by this one store can be attributed to the devotion of Duhigg, a lifelong animal lover and owner of several adopted pets, opened the shop thinking that it would simply be a store dedicated solely to raising money for shelters. With time, this vision took a bit of a turn, as people began to view the store as a haven for animals in need, which explains Buster’s temporary stay in the shop.

Love animals? Love fashion? Look no further than 23rd Street between Second Avenue and Third Avenue. Buy something that makes you look good, and feel good while doing it.

Contact Cauz for Pawz:
212 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Saturday: 10am-8pm
Sunday: 11am-7pm

Tags: adoption · Cats · Cauz for Pawz · Dogs · Non Profit · rescue · shelter · Shelters · thrift shop

North Shore Animal League: America’s Largest No-Kill Adoption Organization Saves Lives

October 19th, 2014 Written by | Comments Off on North Shore Animal League: America’s Largest No-Kill Adoption Organization Saves Lives

“I saw him sitting all alone in his own cage in the corner, and I knew that I wouldn’t be leaving the place without him,” said Susan Perdoch, a resident of Little Neck, New York.

Perdoch was explaining her experience as she walked through North Shore Animal League for the first time. The dog she was describing is Riley, her black Labrador retriever mix, who is now five years old and an integral member of the family. Hearing her story hit especially close to home, as my first pet was a blonde Labrador retriever from North Shore Animal League.

My first dog, a blonde Labrador retriever mix, and I circa 1996. (Photo by Stacy Lockwood)

“As soon as we brought him home he started running around the house and jumping on everything. We knew he’d be a perfect fit for this crazy family,” added Olivia Perdoch, Susan Perdoch’s daughter.

Riley is now in good health, however when the Perdoch family first encountered him at the shelter, he was undergoing treatment for parvovirus, a disease common among dogs from puppy mills. Parvovirus is a highly contagious viral disease that attacks dividing cells and white blood cells in a dog’s body. If the virus remains untreated, it may result in irreversible damage to the intestinal tract, as well as lifelong cardiac problems.

When Riley was taken to his new home, he had to continue taking antibiotics to combat the disease. Thankfully, North Shore Animal League has on on-site veterinary medical center, fully equipped with a highly trained medical staff, where Riley had been nursed back to health before going to a new home.

Riley at his favorite spot in the house– the couch. 

It is not uncommon to find out that someone’s pet was adopted from North Shore Animal League, as the website boasts that since 1944, the organization has saved the lives of over one million dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens to date. It is widely known for its policy against the use of euthanasia, as the volunteers and staff focus their efforts on rehabilitation for animals in all conditions.

North Shore Animal League, located in Port Washington, New York, is the largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization. Today it ranks as one of the most reputable adoption services in the New York area, however this widespread notoriety did not occur overnight.

The organization acts as a pioneer in the field of adoption, as it has implemented several new innovations that have influenced similar and nearby adoption agencies. It rose to prominence, especially within the last 20 years, through the use of advertising, a tactic that was never before used for adoption purposes.

Perhaps the most revolutionary program was the Pet Adoptathon, an event in which the doors of the establishment were kept open for 36 hours on end in an effort to gain attention and promote adoption. After receiving praise from the press, other shelters observed the success of the event and launched their own, turning it into an annual event that generates nationwide participation. According to North Shore Animal League’s website, “Today, over 2,000 shelters in the U.S., and in 26 other countries, join us for Pet Adoptathon with one common goal – to join forces and adopt over 20,000 animals into permanent homes over a single weekend.”

The organization emphasizes its mission to save the lives of innocent animals and reduce animal cruelty, while simultaneously promoting adoption as an accessible, worthwhile choice. If anyone is interested in adopting a dog or cat, a trip to North Shore Animal League almost guarantees that you will come home with one. After all, how could you leave the place empty handed after seeing a face like this…

Contact North Shore Animal League:
25 Davis Avenue
Port Washington, NY 11050
adoptions@animalleague.org
(516) 883-7575

Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Thursday: 10am-9pm
Friday & Saturday: 10am-10pm

Tags: adoption · Dogs · First Time Adopters · north shore animal league · parvovirus · Puppy Mills · rescue · shelter · Shelters

North Shore Animal League Saves Lives

October 19th, 2014 Written by | Comments Off on North Shore Animal League Saves Lives

Riley posing for the camera in the kitchen of Perdoch home.

Riley posing for the camera in the kitchen of the Perdoch home.

“I saw him sitting all alone in his own cage in the corner, and I knew that I wouldn’t be leaving the place without him,” said Susan Perdoch, a resident of Little Neck, New York.

Perdoch was explaining her experience as she walked through North Shore Animal League for the first time. The dog she was describing is Riley, her black Labrador retriever mix, who is now five years old and an integral member of the family. Hearing her story hit especially close to home, as my first pet was a blonde Labrador retriever from North Shore Animal League.

My first dog, a blond Labrador retriever mix, and I circa 1996.

My first dog, a blonde Labrador retriever mix, and I circa 1996. (Photo by Stacy Lockwood)

“As soon as we brought him home he started running around the house and jumping on everything. We knew he’d be a perfect fit for this crazy family,” added Olivia Perdoch, Susan Perdoch’s daughter.

Riley is now in good health, however when the Perdoch family first encountered him at the shelter, he was undergoing treatment for parvovirus, a disease common among dogs from puppy mills. Parvovirus is a highly contagious viral disease that attacks dividing cells and white blood cells in a dog’s body. If the virus remains untreated, it may result in irreversible damage to the intestinal tract, as well as lifelong cardiac problems.

When Riley was taken to his new home, he had to continue taking antibiotics to combat the disease. Thankfully, North Shore Animal League has on on-site veterinary medical center, fully equipped with a highly trained medical staff, where Riley had been nursed back to health before going to a new home.

Riley at his favorite spot in the house... the couch.

Riley at his favorite spot in the house… the couch.

It is not uncommon to find out that someone’s pet was adopted from North Shore Animal League, as the website boasts that since 1944, the organization has saved the lives of over one million dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens to date. It is widely known for its policy against the use of euthanasia, as the volunteers and staff focus their efforts on rehabilitation for animals in all conditions.

North Shore Animal League, located in Port Washington, New York, is the largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization. Today it ranks as one of the most reputable adoption services in the New York area, however this widespread notoriety did not occur overnight.

The organization acts as a pioneer in the field of adoption, as it has implemented several new innovations that have influenced similar and nearby adoption agencies. It rose to prominence, especially within the last 20 years, through the use of advertising, a tactic that was never before used for adoption purposes.

Perhaps the most revolutionary program was the Pet Adoptathon, an event in which the doors of the establishment were kept open for 36 hours on end in an effort to gain attention and promote adoption. After receiving praise from the press, other shelters observed the success of the event and launched their own, turning it into an annual event that generates nationwide participation. According to North Shore Animal League’s website, “Today, over 2,000 shelters in the U.S., and in 26 other countries, join us for Pet Adoptathon with one common goal – to join forces and adopt over 20,000 animals into permanent homes over a single weekend.”

The organization emphasizes its mission to save the lives of innocent animals and reduce animal cruelty, while simultaneously promoting adoption as an accessible, worthwhile choice. If anyone is interested in adopting a dog or cat, a trip to North Shore Animal League almost guarantees that you will come home with one. After all, how could you leave the place empty handed after seeing a face like this…

Every bed in the house belongs to Riley.

Every bed in the house belongs to Riley.

Contact North Shore Animal League:
25 Davis Avenue
Port Washington, NY 11050
adoptions@animalleague.org
(516) 883-7575

Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Thursday: 10am-9pm
Friday & Saturday: 10am-10pm

Tags: adoption · Dogs · First Time Adopters · north shore animal league · parvovirus · Puppy Mills · rescue · shelter · Shelters

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