Target: Christina Andrews, Group Sales Manager at New York Mets, the New York Mets organization.
Goal: Praise New York Mets for fundraising efforts to support a no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization.
The New York Mets baseball team is raising funds for the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, North Shore Animal League America. On “Bark At The Park at Citi Field” days sports fans/dog lovers can bring their dogs to the Mets stadium to enjoy the game in the designated Pepsi Porch area. If they can come early fans can bring their four-legged friends for a dog parade around the outskirts of the field before the game. The canines get to strut their stuff in Mets jerseys and the humans get to spend time in the company of fellow dog lovers.
The Animal League works hard to sustain its no-kill policy and provide rehabilitation for the animals it cares for to restore the high quality of life they deserve. As one can imagine, running a no-kill animal shelter would require plenty of funds for operating costs. At “Bark At The Park at Citi Field” the support for the Animal League comes from the ticket sales. The proceeds from the entire Mets game dog ticket and a portion of the human ticket go to North Shore Animal League America.
The Animal League also set up a puppy pen, which attracted some Mets players and other organization members. It gives the League a chance to stress the importance of not just rescuing animals and bringing them into a restorative no-kill rescue environment, but also of adoption.
Eight to ten million puppies, kittens, cats, and dogs enter shelters in the U.S. every year. About four million are destroyed each year. Most adoptable animals are mixed breed pets. Some people find these animals less desirable for that reason and don’t adopt them. Others don’t know they can actually find any type of dog or cat in a shelter. The Animal League is part of “The Mutt-i-grees® Movement” to rally millions of animal lovers to help end the animal cruelty involved in puppy mills, irresponsible breeding, and more. They work to educate the public about the plight of shelter animals and becoming more socially and emotionally aware.
Some of the Mets ball players and their families have even given lucky dogs a forever home by adopting through this event. Golden retriever-yellow lab mix Abby was adopted by relief pitcher Bobby Parnell after meeting her at the annual “Bark in the Park” event. She has reportedly become his good-luck charm.
Bark At The Park at Citi Field highlights the many benefits of sharing your life with a companion animal. It also gives a chance at life and “forever home” to many animals while supporting the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue organization. Thank the Mets for letting their fans watch a game with their pets and for raising funds for a great cause.
Dear Ms. Andrews, the New York Mets management, et al.,
I would like to thank you for facilitating “Bark At The Park at Citi Field.” This event allows sports fans and dog lovers to connect with each other, share something they love with their dogs that they would normally only be able to share in front of a TV, and raise funds for a great organization.
These events promote animal adoption and highlights the many benefits of sharing your life with a companion animal. They also provide a chance at life and “forever home” to many animals while supporting the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue organization.
North Shore Animal League America is the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization. Eight to ten million puppies, kittens, cats, and dogs enter shelters in the U.S. every year. Almost half of them are destroyed each year. They work to educate the public about the plight of shelter animals and becoming more socially and emotionally aware. Their work is vital to reducing that number.
I value North Shore Animal League America’s tireless work on behalf of animals and humans, I support their mission, and I applaud the Mets for raising funds them.
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