Rescued Pet Wellness Package:
Contribute to the care of a stray cat or dog with a $250 "Rescued Pet Wellness Package" at the Humane Society of New York. Upon arrival, the animal receives an examination by a veterinarian, neutering, and all inoculations and tests necessary to prepare the pet for adoption. Donors will receive a photo and bio of their sponsored pet.
Contact: Anne-Marie Karash, 212.752.4842
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"We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals. Remote from universal nature, and living by complicated artifice, man in civilization surveys the creature through the glass of his knowledge and sees thereby a feather magnified and the whole image in distortion. We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth."
Henry Beston from The Outermost House
The HSNY earns
|Of the 1,000,000 charities operating in the United States today, it is estimated that fewer than 50,000, or 5 percent, meet or exceed these standards, and, of those, fewer than 2,000 have been awarded this Seal.|
|Supporters should know that efficient management (by a superior staff of professionals working with a non-salaried President, Board of Directors and volunteers) allows an impressive 97.25% of all monies raised to go directly into program activities.|
HSNY is a founding board member of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC Animals
The Alpha Workshop original murals now grace our
"Rowsby Dog Pavilion"
Nancy Winslow Parker is a world-famous children's book author and illustrator. She created our adorable letterhead illustration depicting puppies and kittens posing (or not) for the artist.
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One of many HSNY Outreach Visits
A Humane Society of New York visit to the Hebrew Home for the Aged. For more images, click here.
This PSA that shows the work of the Humane Society of New York was made pro bono, in our honor, by our friends at Stonestreet Studios
This was how he was found in this carrier full of stuffed animals… alone. Just left
with the garbage on the side of a busy street. It was freezing outside. He was
frightened and very thin, but didn't resist when we coaxed him out.
His temperature was below normal, he was hyperthyroid and anorexic. We
named him "Teddy Bear", and he didn't survive.
We worked very hard to help him. Had he been brought to us earlier we might've
saved his life. He was only with us for a few days, but he was very well-cared for.
And loved. We miss him very much.
Early one evening a squad car passed an elementary school and saw some older kids throwing a ball. They stopped to get a closer look. It wasn't a ball they were throwing. It was a dog.
When the group saw the officers they quickly scattered, dropping the terrier-mix behind them.
One of the policemen carefully carried him to the patrol car and they drove him to the Society. When they arrived they explained how they had just picked him up and that he somehow wound up in a schoolyard full of bullies. We knew we had to help this scared, scruffy little fellow. We scanned him to see if he had a microchip. He did not. Nor had he a collar. Our staff named him Lionel.
Upon examination it was clear that Lionel had some medical issues. He suffered from seizures and was bleeding from his mouth, as a few teeth had been knocked loose. X-rays showed no broken bones but he was bruised up and sore. He was so dirty we weren't sure exactly what color he was. When he settled down a bit we gave him a bath. He cleaned up nicely – underneath the grime, chewing gum, and neglected mats of hardened fur, we found a nice little beige dog.
Lionel was very frightened of every little noise, even footsteps, so we kept him in an area with classical music and little distractions while we worked to gain his trust. It took time, but he began to timidly eat from our hands. Then he'd eat if someone stayed with him. Eventually he eagerly ate on his own and was well enough to have his dental work and get neutered.
We found Lionel a quiet, loving home. We will never know exactly what happened in his past, but he left the Society with his head up and tail wagging.
Miss B lived on a modest budget in the same rent-controlled apartment for over thirty years. Her cat, Amigo, was her only family. He sat with her as she watched television and followed her as she went through her daily routine. After Miss B passed away, it was apparent that she hadn’t made any arrangements for him if anything happened to her, and now the future of this loving animal was up in the air. None of her friends were able to take him, and the superintendent was going to clear out her belongings in a couple of days to begin renovations. Luckily one of the residents called the Humane Society of New York.
Amigo is around eight years old. Since no vet records were found in Miss B’s apartment, we vaccinated him and did a complete exam. Except for needing a teeth cleaning and being a little overweight, Amigo was very well-cared for. And loved. A new home will be found for this wonderful cat. The kind that Miss B would want for her little friend.
Amigo in his new home
|Lyme disease is a serious illness that affects both people and animals. Please speak to your veterinarian to make sure your cats and dogs are protected. Below is the link to a website with important information for people and tick-borne diseases. Again, this is a very serious, potentially life-threatening illness.
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Humane Society of New York
1952 New York City
Photographed by Milton H. Greene
©2012 Joshua Greene www.archiveimages.com
We are very happy to announce that our Fourth Benefit Photography Auction will now be held on on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at the Marianne Boesky Gallery.
|In the aftermath of the storms and the combined severe weather, this has been an extremely difficult time for people and for animals. We are doing our best to medically treat, house, care for and rescue ill and displaced animals that need our care, at the Society's hospital and beyond, within our capabilities. In the coming days, we expect to see even more people and their animals in need, and we will be here helping them, seven days a week. We would appreciate any donations toward our effort.
Thank You to the Lexington Hospital for Cats
for their generosity and caring!
The boxes have arrived!
Brandy and Her Person
When their house was flooded and they had no power, Brandy and other animals came to stay at HSNY for refuge.
Faces Rescued from Drowning
Supplies arrive from
the Red Cross
The HSNY Van brings supplies to those in need
After we brought the food to the dropoff spot, people were so happy to receive some food for their animals.
Its been a very busy time. This gives you an idea of some of the HSNY efforts...
The HSNY team was first on the scene after 9/11.
Kerry McGinnis, our Veterinary Assistant, was part of the team and was featured in the
Life 9/11 commemorative magazine issue and book.
As shown in the exhibit:
"Faces of Ground Zero, Portraits of the Heroes of September 11, 2001" by Photographer Joe McNally at Time Warner Center in New York.
Click Here for a Brief Visual History of the HSNY
Toby and Lafayette photographed by our good friend Richard Phibbs in the HSNYAdoption Center.
Richard Phibbs many photo shoots with HSNY adoption animals have created lovely portraits. These photos have been seen all over the world, inspiring shelters everywhere to do the same. Click here for the article on Richard Phibbs’ latest photographs of our dogs and cats looking for homes in Italian magazine AMICA.
“Witnessing Phibbs and his crew devote equal effort to the shelter and it’s animals - clients who couldn't even begin to generate the kind of fees Phibbs talent commands... told the story best. If anyone needed Phibbs’ caliber of PR and an eye towards revealing a soul’s inner beauty- it was the loyal animals who had suffered from their human’s misfortunes. These former family pets needed a head shot and a good publicist –Phibbs provided both.” – Dr. Pia Salk who was there for one of the Phibbs’ photo shoots
|There are too many animals who have no home to go to and will never have a home to go to. Please neuter and don't breed.|
HSNY PROVIDES CARE FOR BIRDS AND EXOTIC PETS
Dr. Shachar Malka, DVM, Diplomate ABVP(Avian) provides care for a wide range of companion pets including birds, reptiles, rabbits, guinea pigs and other exotics.
Dr. Malka is a member of AAV, AEMV, ARAV and AAZV.
Carriage Horse Retirement Program
For several years now, the Humane Society of New York has had a program to help place retiring carriage horses. For information about our carriage horse adoption program, click here.
This sturdy, 100% cotton canvas tote has a beautiful illustration by world-renowned pet portraitist, Mimi vang Olsen. The tote features a zippered, inside pocket as well as a zip-top closure, keeping all of your valuables safe and secure. $20.00 incl. shipping
HSNY Canvas Zippered Tote
Thank you so much to Shane and Sixpoint-Brewery for the funds raised at the 2011 & 2012 Beer for Beasts events, that have helped so many animals.
Click here for information about Beer for Beasts 2013
Now on Broadway...