Hey dog lovers!
Sorry I've been away for so long. As you know, life can take some twists and turns when you least expect it and my life is twisting and turning!
Well, I recently found out some great news and I just had to share it with you.
A pet magazine called City Tails is going to debut in New York City in December! I'm excited about this news because I was so disappointed after a very popular pet magazine ceased operations several months ago. Where was I going to get my regular dose of doggie fashion, entertainment and animal welfare news? It looks like City Tails is ready to give New Yorkers something to read and talk about!
Here's more information about the City Tails launch:
Janice Brown, founder of the Tails Pet Media Group, Inc., a Chicago-based publisher of local area pet magazines dedicated to animal rescue and adoption, announced the launching of City Tails.
Debuting in December, the magazine will offer practical, interesting, and entertaining local and national pet news and related features. It will also provide complete and up-to-date shelter listings, breed-rescue organization information, and emergency contacts. “New York City is one of the country’s best metropolitan areas for pets—it has a very active and passionate pet community—an ideal audience for our magazine,” said Ms. Brown. The Tails Pet Media Group, Inc. publishes award-winning magazines in 14 markets nationwide, with more on the way.
The American Humane Society estimates that six to eight million dogs and cats are euthanized in animal shelters annually across the US, costing local governments an estimated two billion dollars and according to the most recent available data, more than 40,000 animals were euthanized in New York City in 2005.
"We want to make people aware of the fact that they can adopt healthy and playful animals—even purebreds—and save that animal’s life," said Lorraine Sakli, City Tails Regional Publisher. "I consider this a great opportunity to bring valuable information and insight to pet guardians, and look forward to the challenge of building this magazine and making it available to everyone who has a pet they cherish."
City Tails will be distributed each month in street boxes strategically placed throughout NYC, as well as at pet product retailers, veterinarian offices, grocery stores, book stores, coffee houses, and many other mainstream and pet-friendly locations on a free basis. Content and resources will also be available online at www.CityTails.org.