A Cause for Paws President Tony Raimondo has been rescuing animals for over 20 years. He started rescuing after he noticed a large number of strays in and around the buildings he owned and managed in the Bronx, NY. He was moved to take them in and provide them with veterinary care until he found them permanent homes. After years of rescuing, fostering and boarding animals, he co-founded A Cause for Paws in June 2000.
A Cause for Paws Vice President Crista Alfieri joined forces with Tony in 2007, and together they have rescued, fostered and found loving homes for many animals.
A Cause for Paws is a 100% volunteer organization that rescues dogs and cats from the streets of NYC and surrounding areas, as well as from the city's kill shelters. On average, we rescue 60 dogs and cats per year from the streets and shelter system. We provide our rescued animals with veterinary care, including spaying and neutering. Our rescues also receive behavioral and obedience training to address any issues they may have and help to prepare them for their new life in a permanent, loving home. We have no shelter of our own, so they are placed in foster homes until they are adopted by a new family through a thorough screening process.
Our goal is to educate the public about the benefits of spaying and neutering, create awareness about the consequences of breeding and buying and continue to save the lives of animals. Every penny of our donations goes directly towards the care of our animals.
How can I help?
If you want to directly help saves the lives of New York City's homeless animals, you can volunteer with us (in a variety of opportunities) or send us a donation. Every penny of your donation goes directly towards the care of rescued animals looking for loving homes.
Please visit our adopt a dog and adopt a cat sections. If you see a pet you love, fill out an application or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If your application is approved, we will deliver your new pet to your home. The minimum adoption fee is $150.00 for dogs and $100.00 for cats, which helps us cover the cost of medical care and boarding of our animals. Please click here to learn more about the adoption process.
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