Rescue the Runway is a national traveling animal welfare and adoption event produced by Mr. Bones & Co., a 501(c)3 animal welfare nonprofit. The event is produced annually in New York City as Mr. Bones & Co.’s main fundraising production. MBC invites other area rescues/shelters to participate and donates a portion of the event raise to them as well. In 2015, RTR became a national production, with Rescue the Runway:Chicago, which benefited Chicago-area animal welfare nonprofits. This signature animal welfare and pet adoption benefit unites shelters and rescue groups together on one very special runway, designed to celebrate local community efforts.
Rescue the Runway is a fun, interactive event encouraging community involvement via adopting, fostering, volunteering and financial support and features the most adorable runway in town! Participating rescues and shelters present some of their many adoptable dogs during the show. These lucky pups strut their stuff alongside hometown heroes and community leader escorts who take them down our catwalk in hopes of finding a forever home!
Rescue the Runway always includes Mr. Bones & Co.’s heart melting Pit Bull Kissing Photo Booth, an eclectic, fashionable silent auction, exciting raffles and more! Rescue the Runway: New York City is our next production and will take place on May 13, 2017, followed by a Chicago production in November 2017. Follow our Facebook page for real time updates.
Animal Welfare is a global issue. Working together is crucial to eradicate pet homelessness, neglect and abuse. Rescue the Runway is an animal welfare and pet adoption benefit uniting shelters and rescue groups together in celebration of local community efforts. Our mission is to highlight the team effort within our communities, drive public adoption and anti-cruelty awareness while presenting a united front. When animal welfare advocates, shelters and rescue groups work together for change, compassion turns into action!
Founded in 2013, Mr. Bones & Co., is an all-volunteer based 501(c)3 animal welfare non-profit supporting animal rescue and advocacy in our own backyard of New York City, as well as on a national and global level. Our main function is canine rescue via One Lucky Pup, our signature rescue, rehabilitation and adoption program. While we emphasize Pit Bull rescue we accept all breeds into our program, particularly those facing extraordinary challenges. These challenges include extensive emergency veterinary surgery and care needs, unfair breed discrimination or those languishing in municipal shelters with behavioral issues that make them harder to place. Our experience in the deepest of these rescue trenches gives us keen insight into understanding the challenges of animal welfare. By keeping our program small, typically no more than fifteen dogs at one time, we put an intensive amount of attention into each dog, extensively evaluating their unique needs to determine their best home. This individualized plan of care enhances the adoption process and makes less room for negative variables to occur post-adoption.
MBC provides support to existing shelters and rescue groups via outreach initiatives including spay/neuter events, fundraising, and adoption support. We also awardsnumerous grants each year for a variety of services; pet care and emergency assistance to low income families, adoption training to help harder to place dogs find homes, outreach to the homeless with pets and assistance to selfless animal rescuers doing what they can on their own.
Leading by example is a powerful tool. Teaching our children to respect animals sets the tone for the way they treat each other and builds the foundation for the type of adults they grow up to become. As adults, reminding each other that it is our obligation to help when we can opens the door for a chain of random acts of kindness that creates a much needed dialogue. The very basic notion of this concept of kindness is animal welfare.