Monday, February 9, 2009
Today, the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals president Jane Hoffman and Maddie, the mascot, rang the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange to kick off the I Love NYC Pets Month, a cityside adoption celebration that takes place in February throughout the five boroughs.
The bell ringing was telecast live on the jumbo screen on the W Hotel in Times Square.
The weakened economy, along with foreclosures and layoffs has been hard on the city's animal population. Many beautiful cats and dogs are in shelters and rescue groups around the city that need your help. If you can't adopt, think about fostering an animal until it finds a home. Or donate an item on your favorite shelter or rescue group's wish list, which can usually be found on its web site. Or, consider sponsoring an animal, or even volunteering to walk dogs and care for cats.
Visit www.ILoveNYCPets.org for a list of adoption events or for more information.