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No Host? No Problem!

We were thrilled when comedian and producer Whitney Cummings accepted our request to host our 5th annual Rescue the Runway: NYCt. Whitney is an animal welfare and Pit Bull advocate who shares our mission to give a voice to these incredible dogs. Unfortunately, Whitney’s publicity team emailed us on May 5 to share that she would no longer be able to host due to a family matter.

Tater Tot and his big foster bro, Mr. Bones

Tater Tot and big foster bro, Mr. Bones

While we are disappointed to lose our event host a week out, we  are  incredibly excited to produce what has become a national  animal  welfare benefit for the fifth time in New York City! The official SpokesDog of our NYC 2017 event, Tater Tot, whose three-month roller coaster rescue, rehabilitation and recovery inspired thousands, reminded us that even though this will be our first production in five years without a host, it’s not what’s most important. Rescue the Runway® celebrates the compassion within our community, the people who take action to create change and the dogs who need us most, all of which will be present May 13. This is all that matters. #nohostnoproblem

In addition to highlighting homeless dogs in need, Rescue the Runway also celebrates real-life rescuers, people who dedicate their lives to the welfare of humans and animals alike. We are honored to announce our 2017 Hometown Heroes runway escorts are: 

Jose Cordero FDNY

Jose Cordero, FDNY

Officer George Morinia-Blocker, NYPD

Officer George Morinia-Blocker, NYPD

Dr. Amanda Rollins, MVB

Dr. Amanda Rollins, MVB Animal Medical Center

Officer Chris Somjen, Mountain Lakes PD

Officer Chris Somjen, Mountain Lakes PD & USMC Veteran

Sara Lupin, FDNY

Sara Lupin, EMT FDNY

Det. Ileen Estevez, NYPD

Detective Ileen Estevez, NYPD

Officer Cosimo De Vita, NYPD

Officer Cosimo De Vita, NYPD

Hannah Spector, Pup Whisperer

Hannah Spector, Pint-Sized Pup Whisperer

LyricMelody Simon

LyricMelody Simon, Dog Lover & Rock Star

Det. Dave Carbone NYPD Retired

Detective Dave Carbone    NYPD, Retired

Diego Aguirre, USMC

Diego Aguirre, USMC Veteran

Heather De Vita, Internal Med Vet Tech

Heather De Vita, Vet Tech VERG

 

Christian Nardilla, FDNY

Christian Nardilla, FDNY

Sgt. Greg Bogert, Riverdale, PD & USAF Veteran

Sgt. Greg Bogert, Riverdale PD & USAF

These 15 Adoptable Pups are Hoping to Strut Right into Your Heart and Home!

Duncan, Animal Haven

Duncan, Animal Haven

Gretal, Animal Haven

Gretal, Animal Haven

Ann Perkins, Badass

Ann Perkins, Badass

Leslie Jones, Badass

Leslie Jones, Badass

Chata, Rebound Hounds

Chata, Rebound Hounds

Megan Draper, Rebound Hounds

Megan Draper         Rebound Hounds

Johnny, SPCA of Westchester

Johnny, SPCA of Westchester

Lioness SPCA of Westchester

Lioness, SPCA of Westchester

Liberty, Mr. Bones & Co.

Liberty, Mr. Bones & Co.

Patriot, Mr. Bones & Co.

Patriot, Mr. Bones & Co.

Cherokee, Mr. Bones & Co.

Cherokee, Mr. Bones & Co.

Renegade, Mr. Bones & Co.

Renegade, Mr. Bones & Co.

Bo, Luke & Daisy Duke Mr. Bones & Co.

Bo, Luke & Daisy Duke, Mr. Bones & Co.