Every other weekend or so, a bus parks in front of The Bean coffee shop on 1st avenue and Third Street. It’s not a wayward M15 looking for a free cuppa. It’s Bob and friends from Social Tees (visit their website), who in partnership with North Shore Animal League, brings animal rescue to the well-trafficked East Village corner.
To view a video from a recent Saturday afternoon “on the bus,” click below. Everyone is welcome to enter the bus and say hello to the animals.
Taken from the City’s kill shelters the day before they were scheduled to be euthanized, these dogs and cats are available for adoption for $75 and already come with medical care valued at $400.
According to Bob, the ongoing citywide program has resulted in the placement of nearly 3,000 animals each year. Bob also says applications are carefully reviewed in order to find a suitable home for each animal. As you will see, these animals are hard to resist.
And when the bus isn’t around, Social Tees is. Located at 124 East Fourth Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues, the unique storefront’s office hours are from 3-7 p.m and in additioin to its animal rescue mission, Social Tees offers custom printing and fund raising solutions.
January 12th, 2009
Entry Filed under: East Village, New York City