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24 Apr

Adopt Don’t Shop

Those who’ve met us, quickly learn that our love for animals knows no bounds. While we wish we could rescue all of those in need, realistically, we had to start small.

We are excited to announce the beginning of a project with the Humane Society of New York. Twice a month, in an attempt to help them find homes, we are going to feature a new animal up for adoption in our fashion editorials… newly dubbed “petitorials.”

The first dog we had the privilege of meeting and photographing was Angel. He is a chocolate and black Collie/Shepherd Mix who, at 10 years old, has the heart of a puppy and is full of love. Since becoming a resident of HSNY, he has lost 16 lbs., and is on a steady track to a healthier weight. Head over to the Humane Society of New York’s page to read more about Angel and the other wonderful pets in need of furever homes.

We were also very lucky to meet the founders of Found My Animal two weeks ago at the Friends of Finn pop-up event in NYC. They are a Brooklyn-based pet accessory company, specializing in rope leashes and collars for “rescued pets and their people.” Hand-dyed in multiple colors and made with excellent craftsmanship, Found My Animal products not only look good, but do good as well. In addition to raising awareness for the rescue of animals, they support countless animal rescue organizations. Thanks to Found My Animal, Angel is seen sporting the black ombre rope dog leash. Make sure to head to their website, and buy your furry friend something you can feel proud about buying.

Thank you to the ASPCA and DoSomething.org for the following stats.

Only 1 out of every 10 dogs born will find a permanent home, and homeless animals outnumber homeless people 5 to 1. Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. According to the American Humane Association, the most common reasons why people relinquish or give away their dogs is because their place of residence does not allow pets (29%), not enough time, divorce/death and behavior issues (10% each). The most common reasons for cats are that they were not allowed in the residence (21%) and allergies (11%). To make matters worse, only 10% of animals received by shelters have been spayed or neutered, while 83% of pet dogs and 91% of pet cats are spayed or neutered. This, in large part, contributes to the increase in the homeless animal population.

Adopt don’t shop!

For more on the fashion details in shoot, read Ari’s post about this look.

Gabrielle Levy
1 Comment
  • Marcy Mayer

    Great JOB!

    April 27, 2015 at 2:06 am Reply

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