NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Lots of fund-raising parties are taking place around the metro area this fall to benefit animal rescue, and in her latest edition of All For Animals, 1010 WINS News Anchor Susan Richard checked some of them out!

The Forum Bar in Manhattan’s East Village held a special happy hour to benefit the Humane Society of the United States Pets for Life NYC program. Unfortunately, in these tough economic times, many people have been forced to surrender their pets to municipal shelters because they can’t afford to take care of them. PFLNYC provides free and low cost veterinary care, boarding, legal assistance and other services to help those in financial need keep their pets. The program is run by the Humane Society of the United States in partnership with Animal Care & Control of New York City.

On Long Island, the Animal Lovers League of Glen Cove held its 16th Anniversary Gala at the Swan Club, featuring Susan as one of the guest speakers.

And on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Erika Friedman of Canine Celebration hosted a “Hound-O-Ween” party at PETCO to benefit Rescuzilla, which specializes in rescuing ‘bully-breed’ dogs, which, due to over breeding, make up the majority of dogs that end up in kill-shelters in the Metro area. Check out All For Animals to see “Kahuna”, Rescuzilla’s big lug of a mascot, and the other cute dogs dressed up for Halloween.

Comments (9)
  1. Awesome website you have here but I was curious about if you knew of any message boards that cover the same topics discussed in this article? I’d really like to be a part of group where I can get feed-back from other experienced individuals that share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Bless you!

  2. Lily Lanin says:

    I adopted a cat from Rescuzilla a while back and stay in touch with them and attend their events – I missed this one but enjoyed seeing it on video. Kudos to Ms. Richard for all her hard work for these wonderful creatures.

  3. Barbara says:

    Thank you so very much for featuring Rescuzilla at the Pet Co event. It halped raise money that is needed to help Ruscuzilla help the Bit Bulls that are in need.
    It was a great event.

  4. AuntChristine NeighborhoodDogs says:

    This was such a wonderful event on so many levels, fun, amusing, and for such a good cause. My little boo crew of Maltese are honored to have been in the video with Susan Richard. Great job covering animal news in NYC!

  5. Alfonso Sawadan says:

    Great video Susan Richard! Thanks for covering the Hound-A-Ween party and showing off The Big Kahuna :))

    1. Susan Richard says:

      Thanks Alfonso. I’m actually going to use a few seconds of Kahuna footage in a new episode on debunking the myths about pit bulls. It will feature the Animal Farm Foundation which came all the way from Dutchess County to talk about the unfortunate image these dogs have. It’s coming soon!! If you want to be on the mailing list for new AFA videos.. email me at and I’ll add you to the list!!

  6. Rescuzilla says:

    Thank you Susan Richard for featuring Rescuzilla on your program! We are so very grateful!!!!

    1. Susan Richard says:

      Thanks 🙂

  7. Susan Cava says:

    We at Rescuzilla are so very grateful to Susan Richard for taking the time to stop by our event which was put together by Canine Celebration and Metrosniff NYC! Thank you Susan – what a great job you do for these animals!!!!

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