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Adoptapalooza will showcase adoptable dogs, cats and rabbits

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Mark your calendar for what promises to be a spectacular pet adoption event. The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals has partnered with the Petco Foundation to stage “Adoptapalooza” in Manhattan’s Union Square Park. The event is scheduled for Sunday, September 7, 2014 between the hours of 12-5 p.m.

This year’s event features over 40 rescue groups and shelters who will showcase over 300 adoptable dogs, cats and rabbits. The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals president, Jane Hoffman, had this to say in her recent press release about the event:

“The goal of Adoptapalooza is to find homes for these wonderful animals, and also to remind New Yorkers how critically important it is to adopt from shelters and rescue groups.”

There are lots of fun activities planned, so bring the whole family. Children can enjoy face painting and temporary tattoos as well as a special performance by Norman, the Natural Balance Scooter Dog. There will also be photo opportunities for you and your pets. Petco will be offering training sessions for dogs along with pet food giveaways.

Take this opportunity to also donate your gently used blankets, sheets and pet toys. The nonprofit organization Rock & Rawhide will be on hand to take donations to later distribute to shelters and rescue groups.

The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals is a non-profit 501(c)(3) private charity that partners with more than 150 local animal rescue groups and shelters to offer programs and services on behalf of animals in need. The Alliance is supported entirely by donations from foundations, corporations, and individuals and receives no government funding. The organization is committed to transforming New York City into a no-kill community by 2015.

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