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Donations may also be mailed to:
- City Critters Inc.
- P.O. Box 1345
- Canal Street Station
- New York NY 10013
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Strut Your Mutt NYC 2013
Get ready, get set, get your pooch warmed up: it's time for Best Friends Animal Society's 4th Annual Strut Your Mutt in New York City. Join us for a fun walk and the ultimate doggie festival that supports local animal rescue groups and helps to save the lives of animals in shelters!
City Critters is excited to again join Best Friends Animal Society as we strut our City Critters Dog Pack on Saturday, September 28th, on behalf of homeless animals. This event grows bigger and bigger each year for City Critters and we are so thankful to have such great supporters. Once again, we ask for your help to make this event a wonderful success for our cause!
Please join Team City Critters' Dog Pack as a walker (with or without a dog), or as a "virtual" walker, or sponsor one of our team members. However you choose to help, please be as generous as you can so we can continue to assist the community and help the many cats and dogs who need us!
Strut Your Mutt New York City Details:
- Who: New Yorkers two- and four-legged who want to “walk the walk” for homeless pets!
- What: A leisurely two-mile fundraising dog walk followed by a festival that includes doggie yoga and massage, photos, free consultations with trainers and pet specialists, complimentary treats for your dogs, fun activities and contests, refreshments and more.
- Where: Hudson River Park's Pier 84, located at W. 43rd Street and the West Side Highway (right next to the Intrepid)
- When: Saturday, September 28, 2013, 8:00am–1:00pm
- 8:00am: Check-in and onsite registration opens
- 9:00am: Strut begins
We hope to see you there!
2012 in Review
In 2012, our volunteers placed about 200 homeless cats through our adoption centers, while helping hundreds more by providing rescue services, vet care, pet supplies and advice, and by lending support including fiscal sponsorship to exceptionally effective TNR (trap-neuter-return) work done by independent rescuers with feral colonies in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.
Adoptions: Interest in adoption was slower than usual for much of the year, and as an additional challenge we had many kitties who didn't show well in public, and others with medical issues that slowed their adoption. Nevertheless, we enjoyed working with them all and working together to find our long-termers great homes. With the opening of the new Fairway supermarket at Second Avenue and 30th Street, near our Kips Bay Petco adoption center, we're hoping for increased adoptions in 2013.
Weathering the Storm: City Critters had to evacuate both of our adoption centers for Sandy — Petco before the storm and PetSmart on Halloween, after two days without power. We are grateful to all of the adopters and foster people who welcomed these displaced kitties into their homes through the storm and its aftermath. Many of our volunteers and collaborators lost power. Everyone was inconvenienced and a few seriously affected, but all of us were lucky compared with what so many people and animals experienced and continue to suffer.
In the weeks following the storm, City Critters volunteers visited the Rockaways and Gerritsen Beach several times with donated pet supplies, and found other ways our small organization could help. We took in eight of one woman's lovely, well-cared-for cats; we're long-term fostering two until her flooded home becomes habitable, adopted out four, and are still looking for homes for two. We accepted nine more kitties rescued from Howard Beach and elsewhere during the storm, and have been asked to take in a number of others from temporary shelters. We're committed to giving more help to people and animals from the devastated communities without sacrificing our work in other areas. Please contact us if you can long-term foster (or adopt!) any cats or dogs needing shelter because of the storm.
City Critters is a New York State charitable organization licensed to operate in the City of New York for the rescue and placement of stray and abandoned animals. Donations made to City Critters, or paid on our behalf, are tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; financial statements and current IRS Determination Letter are available for review upon request.