News & Press Releases

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Marathon Runner Spotlight: Ari

October 25, 2021

Our final Marathon Runner Spotlight is Ari, a student at Brown University who is originally from New York City. She’ll be following in her mother’s footsteps by running the Marathon in her 20s, and is so excited to support PAWS NY with her fundraising.  “I have a 12-year-old rescue dog,…

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Marathon Runner Spotlight: Natasja

October 18, 2021

How many people can say they are reaching their childhood goals by running a Marathon? Natasja, who is running the 2021 TCS New York City Marathon on behalf of PAWS NY, chose the goal of running a Marathon before the age of 26 (the number of miles in the race)…

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PAWS NY Resumes Housecall Program to Help Clients and Pets in Need

October 14, 2021

The organization also launches “No PAW Left Behind,” a campaign to fulfill all current client needs. NEW YORK, NY, October 14, 2021 – Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS) NY is thrilled to resume its Housecall Program, a core element of the organization through which volunteers provide on-site home visits to clients all…

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Janeau: Senior Cat Seeks Fur-Ever Home

October 7, 2021

Janeau is a mellow 13-year-old neutered, medium-hair cat whose favorite pastime is lounging in his cat tree! At the beginning of the summer, Janeau’s guardian sadly passed away, and we’re looking for a fur-ever home for this paws-itively sweet senior cat! Currently in good health, Janeau had thyroid removal surgery…

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

September 28, 2021

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…

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Marathon Runner Spotlight: Bridget

September 24, 2021

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…

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PAWS NY Receives Generous $40,000 Grant from The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation

September 17, 2021

A longtime supporter of PAWS NY, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation awarded the organization a $40,000 grant to focus on volunteer expansion. PAWS NY is continuing to expand its services into all five boroughs of New York City, which requires connecting with new volunteers in those areas…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Amanda

September 16, 2021

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…

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Hispanic Heritage Month Resources

September 15, 2021

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…

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National Preparedness Month 2021

September 14, 2021

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…

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