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Have A Happy & Healthy New Year – By Adopting A Cat!

from the staff, volunteers, and adoptables over at
New Beginning Animal Rescue!

It’s a new year! The time when many of us prepare a list of resolutions with the hopes of making it a better year than the last. But did you know that simply adopting a pet can help you become happier and healthier?  So you’d be giving yourself a better life while also giving an animal one too!

Our cat loving friend Emily Parker,  Chief Creative Cat at Catological, recently sent us an Infographic illustrating the many ways cats can improve your happiness and health. She’s expressed that many times when people consider adopting a cat, thoughts of social and/or moral responsibility or just the general love for the poor animal come to mind. But she raised the question…did you know that on top of all of the above, it’s also a major health benefit?

Emily shared that there were a ton of recent studies which show that living with cats is beneficial for the entire family as they provide some substantial emotional and health benefits. They help reduce your blood pressure, reduce your chances of getting allergies, and reduce loneliness. It’s pretty amazing!  Emily combined some of her findings into an adorable and enlightening infographic, check it out below!

If you’d like to see more of the nitty-gritty details, be sure to check out the original infographic and article.


Volunteer Featured in AMNewYork

AMNewYork featured one of our young volunteers in their recent article on NYC teen boys and men that are giving back to our city by volunteering. They quote the national volunteer rate as 28.8% of women — but only 22.5% of men, leaving males in the minority when it comes to volunteering. This piece turns the spotlight on 5 male New Yorkers volunteering at various local organizations to support their community, including our very own Steven De La Cruz!

We are so very thankful for all the guys (& gals) who volunteer their time to support us, we would be nowhere without their help (& yours).

 Read the original article here (click here)
Learn how you can help by donating (click here),
volunteering (click here) or adopting/fostering (click here)

We’ve partnered with Tags for Hope

We are excited to announce our partnership with Tags For Hope. Tags For Hope sells Pet ID Tags that resemble mini versions state licenses & IDs that us humans use. These are super adorable and go hand in hand with microchips for maximum protection of your pet. There is space in the back for you to write additional information about your pet like any health, digestive or behavior issues, and the product comes with lost and found services. It’s also virtually silent and extremely durable, ready to endure your pets crazy adventures! Did we mention there’s also a life-time warranty included? So you’ll never have to buy another tag again!

 Tags For Hope
Every Tag Saves A Life

These tags are not only adorable, practical and helpful if your pets ever do get lost, but each tag also gives back to various no-kill shelters …including ours now!

As part of our partnership, Tags For Hope will donate 25% of each purchase (about $5 for each tag sold) to our shelter to help us continue our mission and help more animals in our community.

So if you are looking for a new adorable way to keep your pet safe, check out your choices at Tags for hope. It’s easy to do and comes in two different sizes. The holidays are coming up and even our furry friends deserve a little something special just for them!

Don’t forget to use our special link when you purchase or share, in order to make sure the donation gets to us:


A big thank you to Sidewalk Angels Foundation!!!

All we can say is WOW!

We are truly blown away by the recent generous donation of $10,000 from the Sidewalk Angels Foundation. We want to take a moment to thank them for donating the proceeds from their Borgata/Sidewalk Angels benefit shows in January 2016 to our shelter & animals, we truly appreciate their incredible generosity and all that they continuously do for animals!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!

Sidewalk Angels Foundation is a wonderful organization started by musician Rob Thomas and his wife, Marisol Thomas, to help support no-kill animal shelters and rescues across the country and fighting for the rights of those without a voice. If you would like to learn more about the organization and how you can help them continue their mission, visit their website  

Pet Of The Month – Meet Patches – Oct 2016

See me on PetFinder:

Patches is about 2 and half years old looking for his furever home. He gets along with most dogs (proper meet& greets are done with all our animals prior to adoption) & kids. He likes to go on walks and be a couch potato as well. He was given up due to his prior owners becoming homeless.

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Patches! Pet Of The Month – October 2016

Pet Of The Month – Meet Bruce – Aug 2016

See me on PetFinder:

Bruce is an 8 month old brindle Whippet/Pit Bull mix who was originally brought to our shelter as a boarder. However, his owner never returned for him. Now, he is available for adoption and waiting for a family to call his own. Bruce has a lot of puppy energy so he would do best with someone with experience and patience. However, Bruce displays no form of aggression and is an overall well-behaved dog. He just needs the usual puppy training such as walking on leash and basic commands, which our trainers and volunteers are currently working on, and he’s responding very well to it. Because Bruce is still new to the shelter, his interactions with other dogs are still being evaluated; so far he has yet to instigate or show any form of aggression towards any other dog.

Pet Of The Month – Meet Buckley – July 2016

See me on AdoptAPet:

I’m Buckley. I am a great dog, but I do need an experienced owner. I am looking for a home to call my own. I love to play, but I can be toy aggressive.
*Not good with kids, dogs, or cats.
*Experienced owner only and someone who is able to get training.
*Buckley needs to be in a one pet only home with no children.

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