Sunday, December 8th, 2013
Coming home for the holidays means a lot to every New Yorker, even the furry ones.
The Mayor’s Alliance for New York City Animals and the Petco Foundation joined forces to kickoff a two-day Whiskers to Wonderland adoption drive. The event, part Petco’s National Adoption Weekend, featured more than 300 animals from 30 non-profit shelters citywide. Adoption sites were set up at Petco’s Union Square and Columbus Square locations.
The event comes in the midst of renewed efforts by city agencies and non-profits to decrease the number of animals in shelters. Euthanasia rates have decreased since 2004 and are now the lowest in any major city nationwide. There are hopes the record $12 million allocated in the city budget to Animal Care and Control in 2014 will bring down the rates further.
Friday, September 23rd, 2011
The economy may be seeing some dog days, but the pet industry appears to be recession proof. Last year, Americans spent about $48 billion. This year, spending on medical care, grooming and other pet-related service is already up $3 billion over 2010.
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