Every day the ASPCA partners with committed individuals and groups working tirelessly to save the lives of more animals in need. Many of these heroes work behind the scenes, rarely getting the acknowledgement they deserve.
Today, however, we have a unique opportunity to not only publicly thank and recognize one of our closest partners, Jane Hoffman of the Mayor’s Alliance, but also help her organization win a $50,000 grant. Earlier this year, we nominated Jane, founding member of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals and current president and chair of their board of directors, for a unite4:good humanitarian award. We were thrilled to learn recently that she was named a finalist, and as such will receive at least a $25,000 grant, but she is now relying on public votes to receive the top honor, the Unite4:Humanity Inspiration Award.
We nominated Jane because we are keenly aware of her hard work and unwavering dedication to the Mayor’s Alliance, which was established to apply creative, targeted solutions to NYC’s homeless animal crisis. Under Jane’s leadership, the Alliance is making strong headway on increasing adoptions; increasing access to spay/neuter, micro-chipping, and dog licensing services; and increasing awareness of animal shelters and rescue groups and the animals in their care. In other words, if New York animals are our best friends, Jane Hoffman may be theirs.
When it comes to dogs with a heightened sense of curiosity, Morris is a regular Sherlock Holmes! This inquisitive pup loves to sniff around and explore his surroundings.
Morris is a quick learner, and he already knows Sit and Paw. He’d love to have you teach him other tricks! Morris is interested in saying “hello” to other dogs, but he needs a bit of guidance to learn to play with them. He’d do best in a teens-and-up home with an experienced adopter. Adopt Morris today!
Morrisis available for adoption at the ASPCA Adoption Center. If you are interested in adopting please call our Adoptions department in New York City at (212) 876-7700, ext. 4900. To learn more about Morris,please visit his page.
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With the Academy Awards just around the corner, we thought this was the perfect time to catch up with one of our favorite four-legged starlets, Jennifer Lawrence. A one-year-old terrier mix, Jennifer was adopted from the ASPCA in mid-January. We caught up with her new mom, Sarah, to find out how the once-abandoned dog is adjusting to her new life as a leading lady.
Before adopting Jennifer, Sarah recalls that she “wanted a dog for quite a while.” In fact, she visited the ASPCA Adoption Center several times in search of a pup. Though she met many wonderful dogs, Sarah wanted to wait until she found the perfect fit. That’s when she met Jennifer. She says, “The first time I saw Jenn, I was drawn to how relaxed and calm she seemed as she watched the passersby. It was as if she knew that she would find a home, and so felt patient enough to wait.”
In fact, Jennifer’s patience is a testament to all that she’s been through. In late December, the ASPCA rescued her after she was found abandoned in East Harlem, New York. Though she had been tied to a newsstand and left for dead, Jennifer’s calm demeanor never wavered. Like in the shelter, she never seemed to doubt that her rescue would come.
After the adoption, Sarah worked with one of the ASPCA’s Animal Behaviorists to tackle Jennifer’s separation anxiety—an understandable side effect of her past abandonment. Fortunately, she’s a fast learner, and Sarah tells us that “she has improved so much and is loving life.”
We always knew that Jennifer was a star in the making, and we are so glad to hear she’s getting the love she deserves. She definitely wins the award for “Happiest Tail” of the week!
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Valentine’s Day is upon us, and while some of us enjoy celebrating this love-filled holiday more than others, I think we can all agree that having a furry friend to snuggle with this Friday would be a wonderful thing!
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, the ASPCA Adoption Center on Manhattan’s Upper East Side will be helping adopters find their four-legged match all week long with discounted adoption fees. If you adopt an animal between now andSunday, February 16, you’ll receive a $14 discount on adoption fees for cats and dogs, along with a complimentary heart-shaped pet tag! And, as always, adoption fees are waived for cats ages three years and up.
Check out our adoptable dogs and adoptable cats online, or head up to the Adoption Center at 424 East 92nd Street to meet these cuties face to face. We’re excited to share the love with shelter pets this Valentine’s Day!
The state-of-the-art adoptions vehicle will enable AC&C to bring adoptable animals to previously unreachable New Yorkers throughout the City’s five boroughs. The vehicle was purchased with the help of a $60,000 grant from the ASPCA and a $60,000 donation from Fenwick Keats Real Estate.
AC&C’s three full-service Care Centers in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island are open for adoptions seven days a week, but its facilities in the Bronx and Queens are Pet Receiving Centers and do not serve adopters. With approximately 30,000 cats, dogs and other animals in need coming to AC&C each year, this new Mobile Adoption Center will play a vital role in increasing adoptions as well as raising awareness of shelter pets in need.
We’re excited to be part of this important initiative for animals in New York City. If you’re in the area, please join us for the AC&C Mobile Adoption Center’s unveiling and a special adoption event this Sunday, February 9 at 11:00 A.M. in the Union Square Park North Plaza (East 17th Street between Broadway and Park Ave.). We hope to see you there!