About a year and half ago I made one of the best decisions of my life: I rescued a puppy.
I had never had a dog growing up and at the age of 22 I was more than ready. After looking at different rescue sites I found my dog Roland; it was love at ﬁrst sight! Roland may have had some issues stemming from the rough ﬁrst months of his life, but I would never take back my decision to save his life.
While Roland came all the way from Kentucky, there are many dogs looking for homes right here in New York City!
One great rescue group operating out of NYC is Mighty Mutts, which was founded in 1996 by John Contino. Since its inception, Mighty Mutts has placed over 1,800 animals in loving homes. They work with both dogs and cats who have faced neglect and in some cases abuse, knowing that every animal deserves a loving and caring family.
Mighty Mutts is entirely run by volunteers and all the animals are given loving attention, medical care when needed and are spayed/neutered. There are many stray dogs and cats in the city who don’t make it into their care, but Mighty Mutts still ﬁnds a way to help them out.
Every evening, volunteers drive around city feeding every stray dog and cat they ﬁnd. They are here to help the abandoned animals in the city and there are many ways you can help them with their mission!
So how is it that you can help? If you are interested in adopting a dog or cat you can check out the available animals on their site http://www.mightymutts.org/.
Every Saturday the adoptable dogs can be seen in Union Square Park at the southwest corner, or at the Petco – Union Square. I got to go visit these fantastic dogs, and I have to say if I could I would have adopted them all!
If you are a cat person… the adoptable cats are located at Ollie’s Place and can be seen Monday-Sunday (check their site for address and times).
We know most of you will unable to adopt because your apartment is the size of a shoe box and your landlord sucks, but there are still ways you can help!
You can donate money, sponsor a pet, or you can offer your time and love and become a volunteer! They even have super awesome t-shirts for sale, and all the proceeds go right back into the rescue group. There are so many wonderful ways you can help out this amazing animals, so do it!
For any additional information on how to save a life you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
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