With a little help from the Picasso Veterinary Fund and Murray Hill Pet Hospital, Aggie is feeling great and is ready for adoption.
Orphan Aggie Makes a Comeback…Now She Wants to Make Someone Happy!
Picasso Veterinary Fund in Action! (October 2010)
Poor Aggie. Her owner died without having made any arrangements for the sweet, ten-year-old tortie's care in her absence. This sad scenario happens far too often, and is easily avoided when pet owners plan ahead and arrange for a trusted family member or friend to take their pet in should something happen t o them.
In Aggie's case, her next stop was the city shelter. By the time she arrived at Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C), Aggie was extremely underweight and malnourished, and suffered from an upper respiratory infection. Staff at AC&C contacted the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals for help with Aggie's medical care, and so we took her into our Picasso Veterinary Fund® program. We admitted her to Murray Hill Pet Hospital, one of our Picasso partner medical facilities, where Dr. Dan Lauridia and his caring staff nursed Aggie back to health. Now she's ready for her next stop: a permanent home. Yours, perhaps?
Aggie will make a wonderful companion. She's super-sweet, for starters, and she adores attention. She likes to play with her toy mice, and is content napping the day away. She's in great health, and would prefer to be the only four-legged member of the household. If you'd like to inquire about adopting Aggie, please e-mail picasso@AnimalAllianceNYC.org, or view Aggie's Petfinder profile.
Maybe you're not looking to adopt a cat right now, but there are other ways you can help a homeless cat or dog. A generous donation to the Picasso Veterinary Fund can help us help more animals like Aggie back to good health and into loving homes. It's a gift that's so easy to give — you can make a convenient donation online here.
Another way you can help? Join us on Thursday, October 28, from 6:30–8:30 pm for a special cocktail reception and screening of My Dog: An Unconditional Love Story, at Spot, 145 West 20th Street, in Manhattan. Tickets to this special event are only $25, and you'll have the opportunity to meet Daisy, the incredible dog we featured in our August Picasso Veterinary Fund in Action! newsletter. You remember Daisy — she suffered from Parvo, and then underwent extreme surgery to remove an abscess from her lungs. The Picasso Veterinary Fund paid for Daisy's medical treatment, and today Daisy is loving life with her adoptive family. Daisy and her new family will be at the reception and screening, and they're all eager to meet you!
Maria Sansone from LX New York, NBC's daily entertainment and lifestyle show, also will appear at the event to support the Picasso Veterinary Fund. Here's your chance to say hello to the lady who each week showcases dogs from Alliance Participating Organizations on her special weekly segment, "Maria's Pet Project."
We hope to see you there! Purchase tickets securely online now.