By Susan Richard

NEW YORK (CBS New York) – New York area animal lovers are looking to set a world record today in Central Park.

Petco is teaming up with the Mayor’s Alliance for New York City’s Animals for as part of Petco’s “National Adoption Reunion”, celebrating adopted pets worldwide.

1010 WINS Susan Richard reports:

Today, they’re hoping for largest-ever gathering of people and their adopted pets, and need 250 to break the record.  The Guiness Book of World Records will be there to verify the results, and Sony recording artist Gavin DeGraw will be on hand, performing an acoustic set from his latest album, “Sweeter”.

Adoptable Dogs (credit: Mayor's Alliance For NYC's Animals/file)

Pet parents who want to participate need to bring both your pet (dogs on leashes and other pets in carriers), as well as their adoption certificate or a letter from the shelter or rescue group.

Check in is Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the bandshell, with the official world record to be set at 5:30, when everyone must stand together for 10 minutes.

A number of rescue organizations will also be on hand with adoptable animals, and the Petco Foundation will present the Mayor’s Alliance with a brand new adoption van.

Do you have an adopted pet?  Tell us your story below.

Comments (3)
  1. Betty says:

    Yes Susan these little “babies” are awesome- All they want is love and of course food! My 2 girls give me so much love and pleasure that I miss them when I’m at work. “Daisy” and “Dotty” know when I’m coming home from work – believe it or not, they sit in my front window together to greet me on my way up the walk – they jump down and greet me at my door as I enter my home. Kisses and hugs all around with constant “purring” from my girls111

  2. Betty says:

    I now have two (2) adopted girl cats. I had one (1) adopted cat five (5) years agao, but unfortunately he die at 8 months old of a massive heart attack. I was so distraught over losing him my daughter adopted the two that I have now. I have had them for 5 years.They just turned 5 in September. They are my “babies”. I live in an apartment and am not allowed to have dogs, which I would love to have.

    1. Susan Richard says:

      @Betty: How wonderful that you adopted your kitties! I’m so sorry to hear about your first cat, but he was lucky that during the time he was here, he spent it with you and your family. I, too, love dogs but cats are a better fit for me right now. I have four and they are AWESOME!

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