Rescue Dogs Rock NYC (RDRNYC) , the not-for-profit animal rescue organization, held their ‘Cocktails for Canines’ annual gala in New York City. The cocktail and dinner reception gala raised funds and awareness to help animals in need and was co-chaired by Georgina Bloomberg and Lara Trump.
The Charity has acquired their own rescue and rehabilitation center in Suffolk County on Long Island giving Rescue Dogs Rock NYC a home to care for dogs in need. This allows the charity to save many more needy and deserving dogs. The center sits on half an acre and allows indoor/outdoor kennels and has lots of outdoor space.
The development of the center is a project which has been 3 years in the making. The organization is excited to have come this far. Despite raising $150,000 at the Gala, the charity still anticipates requiring approximately $150,000 to get the rescue center ready, to open it and start taking in dogs.
Notable Attendees included: Jackie O’Sullivan, Stacey Silverstein, Georgina Bloomberg, Lara Trump, Jeanine Pirro, Marin Gellar, Olga Ferrara, Tijana Ibrahimovic, Jean Shafiroff, Rita Cosby, Judy Gilbert, Jennifer Martucci, Nicole Tufano, Mrs. Moadelovddian, Mrs. Shanoz, Margaret Luce, Leesa Rowland, Cagri Kanver, Nadja Sayej, Marcy Warren, Brigitte Segura
Music at the Gala was donated by Allen Dalton Entertainment Group, a unique entertainment production company specializing in one-of-a-kind acts, music and show-stopping events. We are proud to be a sponsor with World Renowned DJ Superdave spinning all the hits.
About Rescue Dogs Rock NYC:
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC is a 501(c)(3), volunteer and foster based rescue. Rescue Dogs Rock NYC’s goal is to raise awareness of the ever-growing plight of homeless animals in the United States, in shelters as well as those abandoned in the streets. There are way too many fantastic animals that are euthanized every day just because they are homeless. Rescue Dogs Rock NYC introduces these animals to the public and educates them that unwanted companion animals are not damaged goods or unworthy but can be fostered into wonderful family pets. Sadly, the abuse, neglect, cruelty, and medical cases cost shelters the most money, and often are the first animals to euthanized.
The mission of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC is the rescue of these animals and provide them with immediate emergency care, medical or otherwise, they need and deserve. Besides medical treatments, the animals are rehabilitated through trainers and behavior specialists to help overcome past trauma. The organization does not have a physical shelter, and relies on a network of volunteers, fosters and adopters to welcome these animals into their homes and provides them with a nurturing and caring environment.
Jackie O’Sullivan (co-Founder)
After a highly successful career in sales and marketing, Jackie chose to pursue her dream of working with and helping animals in need. Working with charities helped her identify where the greatest unserved needs lay and prompted her to start Rescue Dogs Rock New York City.
Stacey Silverstein (co-Founder)
Stacey is a practicing attorney in New York, who turned her passion of saving homeless animals into co-founding her own not for profit animal rescue called Rescue Dogs Rock NYC. The rescue was founded in 2014 and has saved over 4000 homeless dogs since its inception to date, from across the country. Stacey works tirelessly to help the neediest dogs and gives them a second chance at finding their perfect forever homes.