Dogs and cats waiting to be given a new home were on board theNorth Shore Animal League (NSAL) bus on Saturday, November 19, whenit rolled up in front of Trinity Church, located at 91st Street andThird Avenue.
The adoption event – which started at 11 a.m. — was held tohonor the memory of Karen Bladykas, who volunteered with animalorganizations and was a passionate animal lover.
The sidewalk was soon filled with people looking for newadditions to their families.
Mary Jo Tobin, writer of Love Wanted: True Tails of Love, Lossand Redemption, organized the event with the cooperation of theNSAL. Tobin says that her organization, called Love Wanted, hasfound homes from more than 1,500 cats and dogs.
Tobin said that all animals offered for adoption are spayed orneutered, have vaccinations and are micro chipped in case they arelost.
A similar event will be held on December 17 at Trinity Churchfrom 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Donations for animals and people are welcomed and will be givento the Salvation Army and Reaching Out Community Services.
To adopt, prospective owners must have identification, tworeferences and if renting an apartment or house, approval from theowner.
Log onto the NSAL website at www.animalleague.org or contactTobin at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.