info 06.9.08

The Toby Project

Here's a thoroughly dispiriting statistic: in this city, in this year, over 17,000 dogs and cats will be killed in city shelters. There's not enough space for them in those shelters, and there are not enough available homes to place them.

Andrew Kaplan, who runs the City Veterinary Care practice, adopted Toby, who was a few hours away from being euthanized, from a city shelter in October, 2001. Toby (pictured), in turn inspired Dr. Kaplan to create The Toby Project. The mission of this non-profit is to fund operation of five mobile spay/neuter vans, one for each borough, to provide free spay/neuter services to communities that need them most, as well as educational outreach. The Toby Project is committed to reducing unwanted births and to end the killing of shelter animals.

MUG hopes you'll support this effort to turn New York City into a no-kill community. You can make a donation in one of three ways: by PayPal, by sending a check to The Toby Project, c/o City Veterinary Care, 220 West 72nd Street, New York, NY 10023, or by calling 646.306.2728.

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