“New York’s Kindest” includes Rock & Rawhide!

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Rock & Rawhide , the charity that helps increase adoption levels of dogs and cats in shelters, announced today that it is included in Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C)’s latest advertising campaign, “New York’s Kindest” for their donations and assistance in increasing adoption levels through distraction therapy. The campaign encourages New Yorkers to support their city shelter by adopting, volunteering and donating to make a difference in the lives of shelter animals.

The Blue House Dog

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A New York Times story that ran in 2001 about a homeless dog wandering around a suburban part of New York City, struck a chord with me. The boy was wounded by his loss, just as the homeless dog was wounded when his owner died. The homeless dog, once called Bones, renamed Blue, who played a “hide and seek game” with Cody, to protect himself and stay alive, ends up at Cody’s side. “I

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Star studded Valentine Doggie Dinner Party

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On a snowy NYC evening, celebrities and dog-lovers alike gathered at Gotham Hall in New York City, to attend Chef Michael’s “Be My Valentine” Doggie Dinner Party! In the above photo you can see Michael Urie, of Ugly Betty fame (and new off Broadway star) and his super cute dog Sprout enjoying the party! The donation will help support Adopt-a-Pet.com’s mission to find forever homes for homeless dogs.

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Doggie Valentine Contest

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Winner Will Travel to New York for a Special Celebration. Dogs have already claimed the title of Man’s Best Friend, and now they’re part of a new tradition that has their owners proclaiming the four-legged loves of their lives their “Doggie Valentines.”. The lucky winner will get an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City to attend the Chef Michael’s Be My Valentine Doggie Dinner Party on Feb. This is so much fun!

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Annual Animal Care Gala in NYC

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Animal Care and Animal Planet Co-Host the Annual ANIMAL CARE Gala Fundraiser on Thursday, October 22, 2009 at PACHA New York. Animal Care & Control of New York City is pleased to announce their second annual fundraising gala, which will be co-hosted by the popular cable network Animal Planet. 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.

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Birding Flushing Airport

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Queens, New York, May 2010 At one time there was an airport in northern Queens called Flushing Airport. I was only recently introduced to the airport by a fellow Queens birder who will remain anonymous here mostly because the property is owned by New York City and one technically shouldn’t be there. It was shut down in 1984 due to frequent flooding, a fatal plane crash in 1977, and the growth of LaGuardia Airport.

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