The Toby Project - Helping Furry New Yorkers
Picture Credit: Toby (from The Toby Project)
The end of December is drawing near, and it's a natural time for reflection. Positive thinking seems like a good way to round out the year. One of our favorite things to do around the holiday season is to give back. Since we became dog owners in 2015, we are naturally more aware of animal causes. Something that is currently on our radar here in NYC is The Toby Project. It's an amazing non-profit working to end the killing of thousands of adoptable dogs and cats in NYC animal shelters by offering targeted, free and low-cost spaying and neutering. We know the founder, and you can support the organization's work by donating directly, offering your time or buying some of their sweet collar, cap and tote bag swag. Named for Toby, a sweet Wolfhound-Lab mix who was adopted from the city shelter by a NYC vet on the day he was scheduled to be euthanized, the organization has helped over 22,000 animals since it's 2006 founding. Extraordinary work by extraordinary people+dogs+cats. It doesn't have to be a dog-eat-dog world. Learn more about The Toby Project.
The Toby Project founder, Dr. Andrew Kaplan, and Toby (the adorable yellow dog next to him) along with Griffin his other dog (equally adorable white dog lying on the ground) and fellow Toby Project supporters (what a super crew of supporters!). (2014 picture from @TheTobyProject).