PAWS NY, Animal Haven, and Search and Care Receive Three-Year $400,000 Grant from PetSmart Charities® to Help Keep Pets and People Together

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September 28, 2021—New York, NY—PetSmart Charities has awarded a three-year, $400,000 grant to three New York City-based organizations as part of their Preserving Families Initiative. The grant will support a new partnership between Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS) NY, Animal Haven, and Search and Care. The funding promises to impact the most vulnerable pet guardians…

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Marathon Runner Spotlight: Bridget

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Get to know Bridget in today’s Runner Spotlight! This will be Bridget’s fourth Marathon and her second TCS New York City Marathon, and we’re thrilled she is supporting PAWS NY! Living in Manhattan, Bridget loves to run in Central Park and along the Hudson River, plus she enjoys running while traveling, as a great way…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Amanda

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Volunteer Amanda has been working with PAWS NY since January 2019, mostly walking guide dog Valla for her guardian Dawn. “Growing up with pets, I’ve always been aware of the love, companionship, and support they provide in good times and bad,” Amanda says. “I believe no one should have to lose a pet due to…

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Hispanic Heritage Month Resources

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Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15 each year. This national event traditionally honors the cultures and contributions of the Hispanic and Latinx communities while celebrating the heritage rooted in all Latin American countries.  September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for the Latin American countries of Costa…

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National Preparedness Month 2021

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September is National Preparedness Month! PAWS NY encourages you to take time to make emergency plans for you and your family, including your pets. Last week, PAWS NY participated in the NYC Office of Emergency Management‘s Protecting One Another: Pets and Service Animal Preparedness Fair in Union Square. Other local animal welfare organizations participated as well,…

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Marathon Runner Spotlight: Annie

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Annie is our next Runner Spotlight! A volunteer with PAWS NY since 2018, Annie is looking to improve upon her race time after running the TCS New York City Marathon in 2019. “I have been dog walking for PAWS NY since April 2018,” she said. “I’ve been walking a golden retriever named Valla now for…

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Marathon Runner Spotlight: Noella

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Kick off September with Noella’s Runner Spotlight! This Brooklynite had to take some time off from running due to a knee injury, but she’s back and ready to tackle her first-ever Marathon! Noella has volunteered with PAWS NY in the past and loves to take long walks with her pup, Elsie.  “Older adults are such…

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Marathon Runner Spotlight: Kyle

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Today’s Runner Spotlight is all about Kyle! A Knicks fan and avid runner, Kyle already had guaranteed entry to the 2021 TCS New York City Marathon, but still wanted to fundraise on behalf of a Charity Partner for the race. As someone who grew up with dogs, and has a dog of his own, PAWS…

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Newly Named Petco Love Invests in Lifesaving Work of PAWS NY

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Petco Love Grant of $1,000 will help save and improve pet lives in New York City New York, NY (August 12, 2021) – Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS) NY announced today a $1,000 grant investment from the newly named Petco Love to support their lifesaving work for people and animals in New York City. Petco…

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