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Blessing of Death Row Animals

Blessing of Death Row Animals

NYC ACC - October 2, 2010 - 4:00 pm

Special Note from No Kill New York:

No Kill New York is honored to announce that this special blessing will be bestowed by Father Jerome J. Massimino, OFM -- Pastor of St Francis of Assisi Parish (located at: 135 W. 31st St., New York, NY 10001 Telephone: 212-736-8500). Father Jerome will be assisted by Edward A. Trochimczuk, Director - Volunteer Ministry, also of St. Francis of Assisi. Father Jerome is interrupting a busy week of parish activities to officiate at this special blessing for the city's homeless animals.

Dog or cat food or treats donations will be blessed during the ceremony. All collected items will be donated to a shelter. Please consider bringing something to contribute.

During the first weekend of October, compassionate people around the world will honor animals. They will ask for blessings in the name of Gandhi, whose birthday was October 2nd and in the name of St. Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of Animals. Join No Kill New York in NYC for a special blessing of the animals whose very lives depend on us. The blessing will take place at NYC Animal Care & Control: 326 E. 110th St. (1st & 2nd Ave.) at 4:00 pm. Please feel free to bring your own companion animals as long as they are on leash, in carriers or otherwise under your control. Dog and cat treats or toys will be accepted as an offering.

The poor kitten pictured above is dead. His name was Toby and he had a life and potential and all he wanted was to be loved and to have a home. He was killed at NYC's Animal Care & Control. No one knows why, as rescuers were standing by to take care of him and to save his life. They will say he was 'euthanized', given a peaceful, humane death because he was too sick to save. We'll never know because Toby wasn't even given a chance. If Toby had a choice, he would have chosen life. But he had no choice, so now he is dead.

The animals that are housed at Animal Care & Control have done nothing wrong. They are victims of a society that puts little value on their lives. They want nothing more than to live, to share our homes and to give their unconditional love and devotion to us. Instead of sheltering them, the animals that are not adopted are killed by lethal injection. No Kill New York and compassionate people everywhere believe that this senseless killing must stop immediately.

No Kill New York is a coalition of individuals and groups dedicated to ending the abuse, the exploitation and the killing of animals. It is our primary mission to end the killing of animals in the NY Shelter System. We believe that animals have the inherent right to live, and to be treated with respect and dignity. No animal should be killed for any reason other than for dire and untreatable medical conditions. No animal should be treated as a disposable object.

Date: Saturday, October 2, 2010
Time: 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Place: 326 East 110th St. (1st & 2nd Aves.)

Please help us spread the word about this important event. Post this notice on Facebook, MySpace and any other social networking or activist sites, bulletin boards, blogs, etc. We know the location is not convenient to most. The animals at ACC desperately need your help. They need for each of us to draw attention to the beautiful haunting faces of the animals whose precious lives are being snuffed out so casually.

Find out how you can help, or sign up for our e-mail list, by contacting us at:
Phone: 646.267.9934

No Kill New York

Phone: 1-646-267-9934

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