Healthy because of help from
the Picasso Veterinary Fund, happy-go-lucky Autumn is
for a home.
Autumn Wants a Home Before Winter
Picasso Veterinary Fund in Action! (October 2008)
The outside temperature had dropped to 40 degrees,
but Autumn's owner still did not return to unhitch her from the
light pole where she had been tied. Before long it became evident
that whomever tied her outside the NYPD 83rd Precinct hoped that
the police department would rescue her. She wore no tags, only a
ratty collar and a worried expression.
Weighing just 20 pounds — a good 10 pounds
under a healthy weight for an eight-month-old American Staffordshire
Terrier mix — Autumn soon caught the attention of a smart
police officer named Bill, who unhitched her and took her inside
the station. Normally, the NYPD contacts NYC's Animal Care &
Control to pick up strays. But Autumn's super-sweet disposition
compelled Bill to contact the Mayor's Alliance. Could they help
with this sweet dog?
The answer was "yes" and Autumn was transported
to Murray Hill Pet
Hospital for an examination. Not surprisingly, her severe underweight
condition was determined to be the result of three different parasites.
After being dewormed and started on a healthy diet, Autumn began
to gain weight. She also was spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped.
All of Autumn's medical expenses were paid by the Picasso
Veterinary Fund (PVF) of the Mayor's Alliance.
Today, Autumn weighs nearly 30 pounds and is ready
for someone to give her the loving home she deserves. She's happy
with everyone — dogs, cats, children — and she will
become a wonderful family member. Adoption applications are being
accepted; just contact picasso@AnimalAllianceNYC.org
if you want to bring Autumn into your family.
The Picasso Veterinary Fund
was featured on the Rachael
Ray Show on October 21, when actress Glenn Close
appeared with her PVF foster dog, Sweet
The Picasso Veterinary Fund continues to provide
second chances to hundreds of dogs and cats from NYC shelters each
year. Dogs like Sweet Pea, the sweet two-year-old Vizsla mix who
you might have seen on the Rachael
Ray Show on October 21 with her foster mom, actress Glenn
Close. Ms. Ray and Ms. Close are both supporters of rescue animals
and the Picasso Veterinary Fund. If you visit FetchDog.com
(Glenn Close is one of the company's founders), you'll see how you
can support the fund by making a purchase from Rachael
Ray's Charitable Shop — a percentage of your purchase
will be donated to the Picasso Veterinary Fund.
There are many ways to support the Picasso Veterinary
Fund — adopt
or foster a PVF dog or cat, make a convenient
online donation, or support businesses like FetchDog.com that
contribute to the PVF.
So many ways to help make a difference for the animals
who need it most — how will you help today?