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Join the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals for Adoptapalooza, our signature pet adoption extravaganzas! These public events feature wonderful cats, dogs, and sometimes rabbits for adoption from dozens of Alliance Participating Organizations. Each Adoptapalooza features additional activities, which might include advice on pet care, training, and grooming; product giveaways; microchipping; dog licensing; pet photographers; dog performances; or other fun activities for the whole family — two- and four-legged alike.

Adoptapalooza Union Square is this Sunday, September 16, 2018 from Noon–5:00 p.m. (rain or shine!)

Location: Union Square Park, North Plaza (Broadway and East 17th Street, New York, NY)

More than 500 dogscatspuppieskittens, and rabbits will be available for adoption from more than 30 New York City area shelters and rescue groups. Confirmed organizations include All About Spay Neuter, Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC), The Animal Project, Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF), ASPCA, Bideawee, Bronx Tails Cat Rescue, Bunnies and Beyond, City Critters, Inc., Cypress Feline Rescue, K9Kastle, KittyKind, Korean K9 Rescue, Linda's Cat Assistance, Little Wanderers NYC, Long Island Bulldog Rescue, Long Island Greyhound Connection, Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue, Metropolitan Maltese Rescue (MetroMalts), Muddy Paws Rescue, North Fork Animal Welfare League, NYC Teens for Animals, The Patricia H. Ladew Foundation, Posh Pets Rescue, PupStarz Rescue, Rabbit Rescue & Rehab/NYC Metro Rabbit, Red Hook Dog Rescue, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, Ruff House Rescue, and Zani's Furry Friends.

All animals for adoption have been vaccinated and spayed or neutered. Adoption fees vary by organization.

Hope to see you there!

Mission Statement

Reducing feline suffering by providing housing for homeless cats rescued from municipal shelters, sterilizing those stray and feral cats to reduce overpopulation and by providing necessary medical treatment.

The house in Oyster Bay is a closed–admission sanctuary for homeless cats that are rescued primarily from Animal Care and Control and The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals.  It features outdoor enclosed runs and offers a home–like atmosphere where the cats live uncaged (unless illness necessitates temporary caging). Caretakers live on the premises to accommodate daily care for the cats. Our on-site staff veterinarian checks each cat on a regular basis and provides any medical treatment necessary. All cats are vaccinated, tested for FELV/FIV, sterilized and microchipped. New cats are quarantined for 30 days prior to introduction to the resident cats.  Due to our small size, we are unable to accept cats from the public.  When space allows, we rescue and provide medical care for cats slated for euthanasia from overcrowded city shelters or the Mayor's Alliance through the New Hope Fund.  The New Hope Fund was started through a generous donation from Sandra Atlas Bass and has continued with a generous grant from Maddie's Fund.  

 

Due to the generosity of Maddie's Fund, PHLF received a $29,000 subsidy to help cover the ever-rising costs of medical care.  We were able to place 109 cats in loving homes last year, and continue to pay for medical care for the rest of the cats in our care.  Apart from our New Hope Fund, the subsidy also paid for and continues to pay for cats that are adopted with pre-existing heart murmurs.  Our Have-A-Heart Fund, developed specifically from this grant, pays for costly echocardiograms for any cat that is adopted with a pre-existing heart murmur for the life of the cat.  Since the inception of this program 5 cats with pre-existing heart murmurs were placed into homes.  These funds will continue to allow us to provide premium medical care for the cats and kittens in our care. Our organization is using Maddie's Adoption Subsidy to help us pay for lab work and other costs that are necessary and making our cats as adoptable as possible.

PHLF would like to thank Maddie's Fund for their generous grant to our sanctuary.    

PHLF 2015 Statistics Table

PHLF 2016 Statistics

2016 Life Saving Percentage (all live releases/live intake-euthanasia)

134/164+10 = 77%