Annual Animal Care Gala in NYC

4 The Love Of Animals

The event is to be held at Pacha on Thursday, October 22, 2009, and all funds raised will benefit the city’s broad rescue, shelter and adoption services. Also that evening, attendees can bid on exclusive pet prizes such as a custom-designed dog house, created by Animal Planet’s canine carpenter David Leon. The animals are given shelter, vaccinated, medically evaluated, housed, and fed until they are reunited with their owners or adopted into loving homes.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

To the Editor: “ My Dog Days ,” by Arthur Phillips (Op-Ed, June 10), gave me those warm, fuzzy feelings and made my eyes tear. People who adopt from animal shelters will tell you that it’s not only a rewarding experience, but also that shelters are filled with a smorgasbord of the most amazing, delightful, intelligent dogs you’ll ever find on the planet. You can find purebreds, mixed breeds and designer dogs.