Archive for February, 2008
On Friday, February 15, the ASPCA celebrated I Love NYC Pets Month by giving shelter dogs a chance to take the stage. At the ASPCA’s third annual “Best in Show” competition, ten adoptable dogs displayed their talents to a panel of celebrity judges, including Emmy award-winning actress Kristen Johnston; legendary actress and singer Maureen McGovern; DJ Angie Martinez; Lonneke Engel (the face of Ralph Lauren’s HOT perfume) and the ASPCA’s Supervisory Special Investigator, Officer Annemarie Lucas. The feisty contestants scored on overall presentation, attentiveness to their handlers and creativity of their tricks ... and really hammed it up for the judges. All the dogs were rewarded with treats, resounding applause and television coverage.