Your Beachcomber article from 9/26/08 had misinformation.
Anyone who adopted a pet from the Rockaway Music and Arts Council (RMAC) fall festival should first be applauded for adopting a rescue animal. North Shore Animal League (NSAL) had all of their animals on Saturday and half of the animals on Sunday. The other half of the pets were from Animal Care and Control (ACC). This partnering is not unusual for NSAL. Their mission is to rescue animals and find loving homes for them. RMAC noted this partnership in our Notes from the High C's column on September 6, 2008 in the Wave, on our Festival program and the representatives were both present on Sunday, from NSAL and ACC, wearing shirts that showed their business name. ACC was at the table in front of the van with a WELL MARKED donation box and literature from ACC. NSAL helping other rescue organizations is nothing new and not a secret. It saves animals lives! NSAL goes countrywide and worldwide rescuing animals. The wonderful families that adopt these great rescue animals give and get very special love and companionship and we truly thank all of you.
Last year RMAC had Freeport Animal Shelter, who had a number of pet adoptions. The bottom line is loving animals, which have been rescued, are finding terrific homes.
If you buy the same tee shirt from Bloomin-gdales or Sears, is the tee shirt any different because you bought it in Bloomingdales? The same goes for these animals. NSAL, ACC, Freeport Animal Shelter plus all of the other wonderful groups have one goal, rescue and adoption. What difference
Letters should it make what group the pet came from? To all of you who adopted, enjoy your snuggles and licks, and you did a terrific thing. There are seventeen animals in warm, loving homes with food and toys because of your caring.