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    Adoptapalooza: Little New Yorkers Get New Families


    The first annual "Adoptapalooza" was held in New York City on Saturday, May 22nd.

    Dogs and cats rescued by Animal Care and Control NYC, Sean Casey Rescue and the Picasso Veterinary Fund were taken to Washington Square Park in three adoption vans from the North Shore Animal League to find new homes.

    The event is an adoption drive organized by the Mayor's Alliance for New York Ciy Animals.

    Founded in 2002, the Alliance is a coalition of animal rescue groups and shelters. Working with the Animal Care and Control agency of New York City, they have set a goal of making the city a no-kill area by 2015, thus saving the lives of treatable and adoptable cats and dogs throughout the five boroughs.

    The event featured an adoptable dog trot hosted by Prince Lorenzo Borghese, founder of the Royal Treatment Pet Caring Products, and a book signing by The Dog Expert, Sheryl Mathys.

    But it was the dogs and cats, the "little New Yorker's" looking for new homes and families, most of them abandoned or neglected and looking for new homes and families that drew the crowds.

    Photos taken in Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village, New York.



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