ASPCA, Cindy Adams Honor New York City’s Companion Animals with Holiday Blessing

WHO:In honor of the animals that enrich New Yorkers’ lives, the ASPCA and Cindy Adams are proud to sponsor the Blessing of the Animals at Christ Church on December 13.

Celebrate the holiday season with Ms. Adams, her two Yorkshire terriers, Jazzy and Juicy, and the heroic animals that serve New York City. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is inviting our city’s service animals with their handlers to attend, with a special outdoor service for New York’s police horses.

WHAT: Pet parents interested in attending the non-sectarian, one-hour service are encouraged to arrive early, as the event is first come, first served. All animals should be in carriers or on a leash. The service is open to animal lovers of all ages and their companion animals. Admission is free, donations are welcome. No parents without their animals, no animals without their parents.

WHY:“The love and companionship of a pet is a gift that keeps giving all year,” says Ms. Adams. “In the spirit of the holiday season I’m delighted to host and participate in a service that commemorates the relationship between New Yorkers and their animal companions.”

WHEN:Sunday, December 13 at 6:00 p.m.

WHERE:Christ Church
520 Park Avenue
New York, NY

CONTACT: For more information, please contact Amy Geduldig at 212-876-7700 x4567.

Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first humane organization established in the Americas and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animal welfare. One million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501 [c][3] not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. The ASPCA, which is headquartered in New York City, offers a wide range of programs, including a mobile clinic outreach initiative, its own humane law enforcement team, and a groundbreaking veterinary forensics team and mobile animal CSI unit. For more information, please visit


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