New York (CBSNewYork)  The Mayor’s Alliance For New York City’s Animals presents its biannual Adoptapalooza Pet Adoption event, Sunday in Union Square Park from noon to 5 p.m. in conjunction with the Petco Foundation.

1010 WINS’ Susan Richard reports:

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Nearly 300 animals will be available for adoption from about fifty Alliance Partcipating Organizations.   They come from the at risk list at Animal Care & Control of New York City as well as direct rescues from the public.  AC&C “gets flooded with cats, dogs and rabbits to the tune of about 30,000 a year”, Mayor’s Alliance President Jane Hoffman told 1010WINS, “so we are constantly looking for new homes”.

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Participating rescue organizations include AC&C, Animal Haven, ASPCA, Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition, Four Paws Sake, Posh Pets, Sean Casey Rescue, Rabbit Rescue & Rehab, Rescuzilla, Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation, WaHi Cats and Zani’s Furry Friends. There will also be pure breed rescues, including Grateful Greyhounds, Husky House and Long Island Bulldog Rescue.


(Photo Credit: Mayor’s Alliance For NYC’s Animals/Krista Menzel)

Pet parents can participate in an emergency preparedness clinic being offered by the NYC Office Of Emergency Management. There will also be low cost microchipping for dogs and cats, dog licensing, free pet ‘passports’ to record important information about your pet, as well as certified trainers from Petco, who will offer free dog training sessions.

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Adoptapalooza takes place rain or shine from noon to 5 at the north end of Union Square Park.