In NYC, fashion center of the universe, rescue is the new black! And with the help of some local Hometown Heroes, including police officers, firefighters, EMT’s, active military and veterans community leaders, Mr. Bones & Co.’s fourth annual Rescue the Runway: NYC was a huge success!
Each of the three participating shelters and rescue groups, Animal Haven, Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue and Thank Dog Rescue, received a $1,000 donation, and some of the dogs who took to the runway won their personal best in show – a new home!
Rescue the Runway is the signature benefit event for Mr. Bones & Co (MBC), an all-volunteer animal welfare registered non-profit. MBC, who rescues dogs from NY shelters, also assists other local rescue groups with adoption support and fundraising.
You can see how much fun the entire rescue community has at this event. Marisa Grimshaw, Co-Executive Director of Mr. Bones & Co. tells ShelterMe.tv, that some of the runway models are repeat customers.
Many of our Hometown Heroes have participated each year, but we do also open it up to submissions so our adopters, fosters, fans and friends can suggest people they consider to be Hometown Heroes and we make selections based on that.
And check out the Pitbull Kissing Photo Booth! If you’re interested in adopting any of the dogs on this page, please click on the photos or on this link.
MBC has more events like these planned for 2017 in NY and Chicago. If you’d like to participate as a volunteer or rescue, or would like to nominate someone to strut their stuff with a loving dog looking for a home, contact Mr. Bones & Co. on this link!
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