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COVID-19 Update: July 2020

It’s been four months since the Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic hit New York City. PAWS NY has been working tirelessly to provide for our clients and pets, continue operations, and fundraise for the organization. While our Housecall Program is suspended for the time being, there is still plenty to do. Scroll down to read a…

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PAWS NY Offering Virtual Volunteer Orientations

With New York City’s stay-at-home orders, PAWS NY continues to connect with potential volunteers via virtual trainings. NEW YORK, May 21, 2020 – Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS) NY is offering Virtual Volunteer Orientations via Google Meet, allowing interested individuals to learn more about the organization and participate as a volunteer in the future. Upcoming Virtual Volunteer…

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NYC EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ANNOUNCES NYC COVID-19 PET HOTLINE

NYC Emergency Management and Mayor’s Office of Animal Welfare partner with animal welfare groups to provide a safety net for people’s pets. NEW YORK — The New York City Emergency Management Department and the Mayor’s Office of Animal Welfare today announced the launch of the NYC COVID-19 Pet Hotline. The Pet Hotline will serve as…

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PAWS NY Volunteer Spotlight: Mary

Wrap up Volunteer Appreciation Week with this cute story from PAWS NY volunteer Mary. How did you hear about PAWS NY? Why are you passionate about PAWS and our mission of helping people by helping pets? For many years, I had the pleasure of walking Polly, my neighbor’s seeing eye dog. Polly was everything you…

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PAWS NY Volunteer Spotlight: Anne

Get to know Anne, one of PAWS NY’s awesome volunteers, and help us celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Week! How did you hear about PAWS NY? I heard about PAWS through my friend Tara, who has been volunteering for several years and is on the board. Her family is very involved with PAWS and she really inspired…

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PAWS NY Volunteer Spotlight: Lauren

We’re highlighting awesome PAWS NY volunteers in honor of Volunteer Appreciation Week…and next up is Lauren! How did you hear about PAWS NY?  I watched a heartwarming NY1 story about PAWS, their clients, volunteers, and outreach.  Why are you passionate about PAWS and our mission of helping people by helping pets?  I am a passionate…

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PAWS NY Volunteer Spotlight: Hilary

Next up in our Volunteer Appreciation Week series is Hilary, who has been volunteering with PAWS NY since February 2017. How did you hear about PAWS NY? Through my former roommate, a fellow volunteer named Shaynna who has since moved across the pond. Why are you passionate about PAWS and our mission of helping people…

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PAWS NY Volunteer Spotlight: Stephanie

In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Week, we want to highlight some of the amazing volunteers who help PAWS NY strive toward its mission every day. First up: Stephanie! How did you hear about PAWS NY? My best friend told me about it because she knew I loved dogs and helping the elderly. Why are you…

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PAWS NY’s Spring 2020 Benefit is Moving Online

We’re taking the party ONLINE! In order to prioritize the health of our supporters, the PAWS NY Spring Benefit scheduled for May 5 has been cancelled. In lieu of our in-person fundraising event, we are collecting donations to help support PAWS NY and our work to help vulnerable New Yorkers and their pets during this…

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How Can I Help in the Midst of the Coronavirus / COVID-19 Outbreak?

In order to protect the health of our clients during this crisis, PAWS NY has made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend volunteer visits through our Housecall Program. Nevertheless, we need your help as our other programs are operating at increased capacity, and we are working hard behind the scenes to make sure our clients…

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