Organizations that help take care of homeless animals, and also do trap-neuter-release, and otherwise care for pets who have no one else to care for them, are indeed doing very good work. Often times, however, they experience budgetary shortfalls and private citizens are needed to help bridge the gap. New York City attorney Ross Abelow has done just that by setting up a GoFundMe page to raise $5000 to benefit animal shelters in the city. There have been record low temperatures in New York City this year, so the need is that much greater.
Ross Abelow started this campaign to raise funds for medical care, vaccines, blankets, and food for shelters. With the record low temperatures, shelters are packed and they are suffering from a shortage of space, and a shortage of supplies. Without additional funds, shelters must turn animals away, and they are then left out in the cold. Those who care about the welfare of animals can support Mr. Abelow’s efforts by donating at https://www.gofundme.com/ross-abelow-pets.
Mr. Abelow joins the ranks of many in New York City who are great philanthropists when it comes to the welfare of animals. In fact, the Mayor of New York has an Alliance For New York City’s Animals. The Alliance was established in 2003, and has been working to organize care for animals in New York City ever since. Ross Abelow is joining the ranks of so many who are concerned for the welfare of animals at a time when the need could not be greater.
Ross Abelow is an attorney who currently lives and works in New York City. A graduate of New York University, Mr. Abelow is committed to making New York a better place to live. A lifelong resident of this city, he is very familiar with what the needs of the city are. He is also a graduate of Brooklyn College of Law. Currently he specializes in matrimonial, commercial, family and litigation law. He has been licensed to practice law in New York City for over 20 years.
A longtime proponent of animal welfare, Ricky Gervais once said something to the effect of “in the end we will be judged by how we treated our animals.” If this is true, Ross Abelow is in good stead.