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posted: 7/8/2004 at 10:19:16 PM ET
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I am writing this message in the hopes that Ms. Peters will hear about this.

Since 1990, Hearts and Homes for Homeless Animals, have dedicated themselves to caring for Brooklyn’s homeless, abandoned and abused dogs. Every humanly, possible effort is made to comfort, heal and nurture these animals until they can be placed in good homes. All rescued dogs, and the more than occasional cat or kittens, are spayed or neutered and brought up to date on vaccinations before they can be adopted.

There are no paid employees at Hearts & Homes. working seven days a week, Hearts and Homes has placed more than 1,500 animals.

Weather permitting, potential adoptees are introduced to the public, from several high profile, outdoor locations, including the downtown courthouse, in Brooklyn, NY. Additionally, we are well acquainted with most of the police precincts of the borough as well as the Parks Department. Many of these well meaning city employees would prefer to call us before they call the CACC where they are in danger of euthanasia.

At a recent benefit, we were awarded a citation by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. The benefit was held at PS 185 in Bay Ridge. Ex City Councilman Ralph Profetta emceed the event and many Brooklyn luminaries including George Cincotta of Heart Share were there. Additionally all the New York City newspapers including the Daily News, NY Post, Newsday and all the major networks have written articles or or aired segments on our work.

We are extremely excite to tell you that Hearts and Homes, a nonprofit (501)c organization, will be opening the doors to a two-level facility complete with a large grassy back yard this August 1. The shelter is located at 908 McDonald Avenue in Brooklyn and will house 150 animals.

This is the first no-kill shelter to open in Brooklyn in over two decades!

In addition to providing a sanctuary for unadoptable animals and temporary shelter for canine and feline adoptees, the new facility will offer a host of services to the community. Through arrangements with several Brooklyn veterinarians pet veterinarians, our program will offer low-cost or free medical care two days a week. Additionally, we plan to pay low-income pet-owners $20.00 to bring their animals in for free spaying or neutering,

To help subsidize the costs associated with these services, we will offer dog-training classes, grooming and the sale of pet food and accessories. Due to the reputation of Hearts and Homes, we expect hundreds of Brooklyn pet-owners to avail themselves of these services.

Our long term goal is to make the shelter completely self-sufficient and to eventually use the model to open up satellite shelters in Brooklyn and Queens.

Our expenses have now quadrupled; rent $2,200/monthly, insurance $10,0000/yearly. Many volunteers have been working day and night installing a proper ventilation system and constructing the store front.
We are very much in need of additional funding to purchase Shore-Line modular crating systems and a new van for animal transport among other items.

Any assistance from Ms. Peters would be mightily appreciated. If you need any further information please call me at 917 754-3537.

In closing, thank you for taking the time to read this notice.

Laurie Bleier
Hearts and Homes for Homeless Animals Of Brooklyn

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posted: 7/8/2004 at 10:25:46 PM ET
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That's so great to hear! Bernadette doesn't read this board, so your best bet would probably to contact her press rep, Judy Katz. Anyone on the board know her address offhand?

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posted: 7/8/2004 at 10:26:43 PM ET
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Have you sent this to the people at Broadway Barks? I would imagine it would get to her much quicker through that channel than through this means (which would probably not get you any closer.) If you don't already know, the website is and there is a section in which to contact them. Hope this helps.


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posted: 7/8/2004 at 11:20:13 PM ET
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Wow, that's so good to hear. I hope the message gets to Bernadette soon!

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