The Algonquin Hotel benefit featuring "Matilda"
New York City's Algonquin Hotel cat in residence Matilda invites the public to a party Aug. 8, 2012, with a reception, cat adoption event and cat fashion showcase to benefit NY Save, a pet financial assistance organization. Algonquin cat Matilda will also celebrate the reopening of her home, which received major renovations this spring.
Hosted by pet lifestyle expert Sandy Robins, the event starts with cat adoption opportunities from Bideawee Adoptions, who will have shelter cats on site starting at 3 p.m. The reception starts at 5 p.m. and features “Mew-dels” in Meow Wear cat fashion in the Algonquin Hotel lobby adjacent to the famed Round Table restaurant. Guests can enjoy raffles with prizes such as wicker kitty pods, stylish leather cat collars and a KittyScape cat amusement center. A $25 entrance donation to NY Save is requested.
The Algonquin Hotel has had a resident cat since the 1930s. Ragdoll mix breed Matilda is the 10th cat at this famous landmark hotel, which adopted her from North Shore Animal League. "Matilda plays such an important role as she provides a ‘fur fix’ for people who miss their cats when they are traveling,” Robins said. “People come from all over the world to stay at the hotel to meet her!"
Matilda will treat guests to a gift bag with items such as Fancy Feast food coupons, stylish food bowl, toys, Zoom Groom curry brush and a framed souvenir photograph of Matilda. Also included, Robins adds, “A calming collar, specially for cats that don't enjoy large crowds when their pet parents entertain at home.”
The Algonquin Hotel reopened its doors in May after nearly six months of décor renovation, which totaled $15 million. To celebrate its re-opening, the Algonquin has updated its popular Matilda Package to include:
• Accommodations in newly renovated apartment-style rooms
• Continental breakfast for two
• Welcome cocktail in the hotel lobby
• Matilda coloring book
• "Fabulous Felines" book by Sandy Robins
• Plush, stuffed Matilda cat and chocolates for kids to take home
• CATabulous eye mask for “the best cat nap in town!”
"Behind the Scenes"
BluePearl Veterinary Partners
410 West 55th Street, NY, NY 10019
"Getting to Know Us"
NY Save Animals in Veterinary Emergency
Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
7:00 to 9:30 PM
Drinks, Hor d'oeuvres
Tour of BluePearl Veterinary Partners
Getting to Know Us: NY SAVE
RSVP by May 1, 2012
VMA Of NYC Annual Dinner Dance on NYSAVE Fundraising Event aboard World Yacht
Veterinary Medical Assocation of New York City 's
Annual Dinner Dance, Award Ceremony, and NYSAVE Gala" to be held
Saturday April 24th, 2010
at the Grand Hyatt
West 42nd Street
New York, New York
Rock n Rudolph Benefit Concert
WHAT: Pet-Rox Third Annual Rock n Rudolph benefit concert to
raise funds for NY SAVE (Save Animals in Veterinary Emergency)
WHEN: Thursday, December 10th
WHERE: Don't Tell Mama
343 W. 46th St. (between Eighth and Ninth Ave – “Restaurant Row”)
TICKET PRICE: $25 (partial proceeds to benefit to NY SAVE) + 2 drink minimum
TIME: Doors Open: 8:00 PM, Showtime: 8:30 PM
RESERVATIONS: Call 212-757-0788
or reserve online
Join the American Kennel Club® and the Cat Fanciers'
Association® for Meet the Breeds—the world's largest showcase of
dogs and cats—on October 17-18, 2009, at the Javits Center in
New York City. With 160 dog breeds and 41 cat breeds, plus
demonstrations, shopping and children's activities, no pet lover
will want to miss this unique and fun-filled event. Each breed
will be presented in its own designated space, decorated to
reflect its heritage, characteristics and unique attributes as a
pet, while allowing attendees to literally "Meet the Breeds" by
petting the dogs, cats, puppies and kittens and learning about
them directly from the experts.
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April 29, 2006
The Jumeirah Essex House
VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OF NYC RAISES FUNDS FOR
NEWLY ADOPTED PETS
Over $60,000 Will Provide Some Needed Health Care
For the first time ever the Veterinary Medical Association of NYC did more than honor some outstanding members during the course of its annual awards dinner dance, Paws and Applause. A raffle, silent auction and special journal advertising raised funds which will provide some necessary veterinary care for newly adopted pets from the city’s shelter system, Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C) whose new owners/families are not able to pay the costs involved.
As part of the silent auction, AC&C cardboard pet carriers were decorated and autographed by celebrities such as former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani , Peter Max, and Donald Trump. Jon Stewart (host of The Daily Show and the 2006 Academy Awards Show) also lent his talents, not only to design and decorate a pet carrier, but to perform at the event which was attended by some 280 veterinarians, their clients and event sponsors.
Monies raised will be administered by NY Save Animals in Veterinary Emergency, Inc., a nonprofit charitable organization, the VMA of NYC helped found in 1998. Veterinarians participate in this program from all five boroughs of New York City and discount their fees by 50% or more in order to treat these companion animals.
There is an ever increasing demand for NY SAVE’s dollars now that a program has been instituted to end the killing of shelter pets in New York City. The Mayor’s Alliance of NYC is working with the City of New York toward the day when no New York City dog or cat of reasonable health and temperament is killed merely because it does not have a home.
It may be some time before the final dollar is turned over to NY SAVE for this special project, but a minimum of $50,000 is anticipated and over $10,000 in contributions has already been received from individual New Yorkers who support NY SAVE’s efforts but were unable to attend the event.
Paws and Applause Award Winners:
Dr. Jay KuhlmanDistinguished Life Membership
Dr. Alexandra van der WoerdtVeterinarian of the Year
Dr. Jeffrey LevyMerit
Dr. Amy AttasOutstanding Service to Veterinary Medicine
Katharina Otto-BernsteinNY SAVE’s first Humanitarian Award for on-going financial support
We are proud to acknowledge the following PAWS AND APPLAUSE Corporate Sponsors:
American Veterinary Supply Corp.
Hill's Pet Nutrition
Royal Canin Veterinary Diets
All the artistic integrity has gone to the dogs.
Illustration by Marcelo Casidis
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Art & Antiques
SAVE's 2003 Veterinarian of the Year
Dr. Kemper, Feline