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AC&C Celebrates New York's Kindest at December 6 Dinner & Awards

NYK_150x122Thanksgiving may be past, but we're grateful every day for those who partner with us to make a difference for NYC animals in need. On December 6, we honored some of our dedicated supporters, who truly are among New York’s Kindest, at the landmark National Arts Club. An awards ceremony, dinner, and silent auction followed a VIP cocktail reception that featured multi-platinum selling vocalist Ann Hampton Callaway. Net proceeds from the event support the care of homeless and abandoned animals at AC&C.

New York's Kindest Dinner & Awards New Leash ProductionsThe gala got its name from AC&C's New York's Kindest ad campaign, which debuted earlier this year and aims to get more New Yorkers involved in helping city animals. Ads featuring AC&C adopters, volunteers, and donors with the cats and dogs they love appeared in subways, on telephone kiosks, in print and online, in a commercial, and even on a billboard by Citi Field. Among those honored at the December 6 gala was New Leash Productions, the team behind the campaign. (Read more about New York's Kindest in the July/August issue of Animal Sheltering). 

 “Our New York’s Kindest ad campaign and celebration tonight underscore the importance that the community plays by adopting, volunteering, fostering, donating and advocating for AC&C and the animals in our care,” said AC&C Executive Director Risa Weinstock.

Christine, Rena, IncaJulie Morris, Heidi Miller, Michelle Villagomez, and Gail Buchwald of the ASPCA were also honored for their support of AC&C, as were Yonaton Aronoff, Esq. and Adam Pence, Esq., of Foley & Lardner, LLP; adopter and longtime volunteer and donor Kevin de l'Aigle; and Sean Casey Animal Rescue, one of AC&C’s dedicated rescue partners, also known as New Hope groups. (Check out our Facebook page for more on our honorees).

“Animal Care & Control’s success depends on a partnership with City government, a vast network of private rescue groups and support from generous New Yorkers,” said AC&C Chairman Patrick Nolan. “Together we will provide the care the animals need and deserve.”

Photo credit: Annie Watt.


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