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Adopt a Pet, Live Longer!

As the United States tumbles down the world health ratings list for life expectancy, adorable shelter dogs wearing “Adopt Me” vests want to make sure the public knows that pet owners live longer and healthier lives.


“We encourage the public to stop by the animal shelter to adopt, foster, and volunteer – the life you save may actually be your own” says Jane Hoffman, president of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals.


For more info on adopting a shelter animal, or to foster or volunteer, New Yorkers can visit the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals website at, or nationally, visit

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Taken on August 15, 2007