Best Friends Animal Society to Open Pet Adoption Center in SoHo

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A dog waited to be adopted at the Best Friends mega adoption event in White Plains in 2014. Credit: Leslie Yager

Best Friends Animal Society, the only national animal welfare organization focused exclusively on ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters, has signed a lease for its first pet adoption center in New York City.

The adoption center is slated to open in early 2016.

Located in SoHo, the center will help support of Animal Care Centers of NYC and the other animal welfare organizations in their important work to help make and sustain NYC as a no-kill city.

“We’re opening this adoption center due to the significant need that Animal Care Centers of NYC places on the rescue community, and are thrilled to put down physical roots to further advance and support the city’s no-kill progress,” said Gregory Castle, Best Friends CEO said in a release. “At its core, our center will be an exciting and innovative departure from traditional pet adoption facilities.”

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Over the past six years, Best Friends has hosted numerous large- and small-scale adoption and fundraising events in and around New York helping thousands of animals find permanent homes.

Additionally, through Best Friends’ annual Strut Your Mutt charity walk, the organization has helped local and regional humane organizations and shelters raise close to $800,000.

By opening the center in New York City, Best Friends will be able to provide a place where animal lovers from around the world can join the organization’s national efforts to end the killing of dogs and cats in shelters.

Best Friends Pet Adoption Pop Up events happen around New York City each month. For more information, visit Best Friends New York  

Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare organization focused exclusively on ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters. A leader in the no-kill movement, Best Friends runs the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals, as well as lifesaving programs in collaboration with its nationwide network of members and partners working to Save Them All.

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Annual Best Friends mega adoption event in Westchester County Center. Credit: Leslie Yager

In New York, Best Friends hosts wide-scale events to aid local humane organizations and recently started working with Animal Care Centers of NYC on a foster care and adoption program to help reduce the number of shelter deaths in the City. Since its founding in 1984, Best Friends has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters nationwide from 17 million per year to an estimated 4 million. Best Friends has the knowledge, technical expertise and on-the-ground network to end the killing and Save Them All.

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