Every year, 7.6 million companion animals enter into shelters, according to the ASPCA, with approximately 2.7 million saved through adoption. While some pets are thankfully returned their owners, thirty-one percent of dogs and forty-on percent of the cats are euthanized. The American Humane Association (AHA) states the most common reason cited by owners for abandoning their pets is due to their place of residence not accepting pets. A light is being cast on this dark subject by longtime New York lawyer, Ross Abelow. This January, he has started a fundraiser with hopes to raise five thousand dollars to help support animal shelters in New York city. The money will be used to purchase much needed food, blankets and pay for medical care to the homeless animals that otherwise face death on in the frigid winter climate.
As a long time resident of the New York area, Mr. Abelow has seen first hand the suffering of lost and abandoned pets. Hoping to prevent animal deaths, he has chosen to allocated any funds raised to shelters, knowing that they have the best resources to make a major dent in a problem that seems to be growing larger every year. It is the responsibility of everyone, when they see a pet left out in the cold without food or proper shelter, even if it is your neighbor who is being neglectful, to call law enforcement. That is the first step to helping our close friends of the animal kingdom.
Ross Abelow, is a political science graduate of the University at Albany, SUNY and a Brooklyn Law School 1989 graduate. He became licensed to practice law in 1990. He specializes in legal matters concerning family law, including matrimonial law and child custody. He has been successful in entertainment law and commercial litigation. After 26 years of successfully defending clients he became a partner at the law firm of Abelow & Cassandro, Llp. Mr. Abelow also spends time writing legal blogs for his own website, for Mashables and on Facebook as well as for other sites such as Crown Point New York. Raising funds to help the overwhelmed New York City shelters is a such an important cause, and if you own a pet, remember; keep them indoors during brutal winter conditions; short-haired animals may appreciate a sweater when going out; and if there are neighborhood strays, help them out with some kibble and water.
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