Mayor's Alliance For NYC's Animals Hosts Adoption Event At Petco Union Square

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s become a holiday tradition in the Big Apple: Whiskers In Wonderland, the largest cat and rabbit adoption event in the city, featuring nearly 200 cats, kittens and bunnies, all looking for forever homes.

Presented by the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, the 5th annual Whiskers In Wonderland takes place Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Petco Union Square in Manhattan.

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The cats are ready to go, Jane Hoffman, President of the Mayor’s Alliance told 1010 WINS.  “All the cats are spayed and neutered and fully vaccinated, and you will get a profile of what that cat is like, so the groups can make the best match for you or your family, so your (new) four-footed family member will fit right into your home.”

Participating rescue groups inside the store will include: Kittykind, Linda’s Cat Assistance, Brooklyn Animal Action and NYC Metro Rabbit.

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Outside, there will be adoption vans from Animal Care & Control of New York City, ARF (Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, ASPCA, Sean Casey Animal Rescue, Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals and North Shore Animal League America, which will host even more groups in their mobile adoption unit.

(Photo Credit: Animal Photos: David Lagville; Banner Photo: Karen Centeno)

(Photo Credit: Animal Photos: David Lagville; Banner Photo: Karen Centeno)

Rock & Rawhide will also be on hand accepting donations of clean linens and toys for distribution to shelters.

Adoption fees vary by organization.  Get more information at

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