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14 May


SPCA International

May 14, 2013 | By |

A spontaneous decision to pull a Pitbull from Brooklyn ACC’s Kill List set a series of events into place that would ultimately create Rescue the Runway, a unique live music, fashion and animal adoption benefit that debuts in NYC on May 15, at a venue dedicated to rescue, the New York City Fire Museum.

A sleepless night on Facebook led me to the next day’s kill list, where a skinny dog with that trademark enormous lemon-shaped smile, red freckles and cow-like markings was staring back at me from my iPad. I had seen many like him, and had absolutely no intentions of adopting a second dog until that moment.

On the drive to pick him up I decided to name him Bones. His personality bounced off that fuzzy ACC photo- silly and happy, despite his current state of being. But when I met him and saw how extremely emaciated and sick he was and the signs of abuse and neglect that streaked him like a yellow highlighter, it was evident this dog deserved a bit more respect, and so he became Mr. Bones. The following months were spent rehabilitating him and healing the damage of his past years. My other dog, Charlotte, became his best friend and helped begin his “normal” life.

Mr. Bones was a labor of love and it was not easy. But despite a life defined by cruelty, this incredibly playful and affectionate Pitbull chose love. His ability to forgive what humans before me had done to him led me to start Mr. Bones & Co., an animal welfare non-profit dedicated to supporting established shelter and rescue groups. The last twelve years of my professional life in special event marketing has brought me here and I will happily follow this path wherever it takes me!

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13 May


KTU Cares – 5/5

May 13, 2013 | By |

Elli Frank created Rescue the Runway and it is a truly unique music, fashion and adoption event benefiting local animal welfare/rescue groups. Come see all the adorable, adoptable pups strutting their stuff alongside their celebrity escorts. The event features an open bar, tasting stations, silent/live auctions, raffles and more.

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05 May


May 5, 2013 | By |

The people behind Rescue the Runway might suffocate you with the cuteness of their May 15th fundraiser. Adorable dogs will strut down a runway with celebrity escorts, posing for pictures along the way, looking for adoptive homes to take them in. That’s right: if you see a cutie on the runway, they could be yours to keep! For a Tuesday afternoon cuteness escape teaser, check out some of the models in our gallery above.

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03 May


02 May


May 2, 2013 | By |

Next Wednesday, check out the first-ever Rescue the Runway, benefiting local animal-welfare groups. Tickets start at $75 and include open bar, tastings, entertainment and, oh yeah, Star Wars-named puppies. (7 p.m.; New York City Fire Museum, Spring and Varick sts.)

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01 May


Ask Miss A.

May 1, 2013 | By |

On Wednesday, May 15, join Rescue The Runway as 12 adoptable pups and their celebrity chaperons strut down the runway to benefit local animal welfare and rescue groups. The event is being held at the New York City Fire Museum, a former brick and limestone firehouse located in downtown Manhattan.

The runway show, hosted by 103.5 KTU’s Cindy Vero, will feature an open bar, gourmet tasting stations, live music, silent auction, raffles and much more.

Among the stars taking a stroll down the runway are Emma Kenny from the comedy series “Shameless,” Wesley Taylor of the hit show “Smash,” Suleika Jaouad who pens The New York Times ”Life Interrupted” blog, and many more.

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