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Make Adoption Your First Option

April 10, 2007

Written and Photographed by
Mary Blanco

Union Square went orange on ASPCA Day to celebrates the ASPCA's (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) 140th birthday and spread awareness of the importance of both preventing cruelty to animals in our community and making adoption the first option. Doggies, kittys and their humans dressed up in orange and gathered in Union Square. Volunteers offered advice for pet owners and answered question on adoptions and live music, happy animals and loving humans filled the Square.

Here is a quote from the ASPCA website: “The ASPCA is dedicated to making New York a no-kill city, and a safer, healthier environment for the companion animals who already have homes. We bring free/low-cost spay/neuter services to all five boroughs via our mobile clinic, and our Humane Law Enforcement agents are on the beat daily to investigate complaints of animal cruelty.

"Whether you visit our 424 East 92nd Street headquarters to adopt an animal, bring your pet to see a vet at our Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital, or volunteer with us, we hope you’ll be a part of our community.”


Bam Bam - he was rescued in Brooklyn.

Expert Pet Advice

A Festive Volunteer

Duke - 18 Month Old Lab and Collie Mix

Former Blue Oyster Cult Bassist Joe Bouchard and His Band, the X Brothers

Band members snack before their gig


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