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It’s a first I believe, that this week we are honoring an organization as a WARRIOR! Totem Tamers had the honor of being part of an event this week raising awareness of pet overpopulation and one organization that is doing its part in solving the problem is The Toby Project. The goal of The Toby Project is to ultimately “help make New York City a true “no kill” community.” This is done by way of mobile surgical vans that go in to underserved neighborhoods offering low or no-cost spays and neuters to cats and dogs.

Dr. Kaplan and Toby!

Dr. Kaplan and Toby!

The Toby Project is the inspiration of Dr. Andrew Kaplan, a well-known NYC vet, who adopted his dog Toby years ago, after the pooch was put on a euthanasia list. Dr. Kaplan knew there were too many animals and not enough homes and realized that the answer is preventing pet overpopulation, not just euthanizing animals because there aren’t enough shelters. The event the other evening brought animal lovers together to learn more about what The Toby Project needs to keep going, and in just a few short years, over 15,000 procedures have been performed! An avid supporter is the lovely Broadway, film and TV star Bernadette Peters who came out to show her support, as well as the well-known MASH TV star, Loretta Swit!

My lovely mom with Loretta Swit!

My lovely mom with Loretta Swit!

People were generous that evening and the hope is that more donations will come in to help this worthy not for profit cause, that’s why Totem Tamers is proud to call The Toby Project this week’s WARRIOR! If you’d like to donate, please go to their website at www.tobyproject.org and Totem Tamers will also donate a percentage of sales through Friday for any orders, just add TT/TTP to your address when you visit  www.totemtamers.com/store.

Stay well!