NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — Hundreds of kittens, puppies, cats and dogs were put up for adoption in the 3rd Annual Adoptapalooza in Washington Square Park on Saturday.
The event also featured a pet fashion show, agility demonstrations, the world’s only poker playing dog, pet portraits, face painting, and raffles.READ MORE: Funeral Held For Legendary Rapper Biz Markie
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Jane Hoffman, President of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s animals told CBS 2’s Don Dahler, that the event helps save the lives of many animals by sparing them from euthanasia.
Many of the pets were victims of abuse or abandonment.
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Thanks in part to events like Adoptapalooza, euthanasia in New York has been reduced by sixty=eight percent.