About Us

Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore Present

Broadway Barks

Produced by
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
Richard Hester, Patty Saccente, and Scott T. Stevens

Sponsored by

Additional Sponsorship by
The New York Times

With the support of
The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals®

Press Representative
Judy Katz Public Relations
Judy Katz, Sean Katz, Gabriella Greco

Website and Online Marketing by
Pit Bull Interactive
David Risley and Allison Cabellon

Broadway Barks 15
Saturday, July 13, 3:30 – 6:30 pm
Shubert Alley, NYC

Broadway Barks, the star-studded dog and cat adoption event benefiting New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies, will return for a 15th year this summer.

The event, produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will again take place in Shubert Alley with festivities beginning at 3:30 pm and celebrity presentations of pets from citywide animal shelters beginning at 5:30 pm.

Broadway Barks 15, hosted by founders Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters, will help many of New York City’s shelter animals find permanent homes by informing New Yorkers about the plight of the thousands of “homeless” dogs and cats in the metropolitan area.

Participating shelters and celebrities scheduled to lend a hand will be announced this summer.

The event is free. Funds raised from a raffle, silent auction, signed memorabilia sales and donations are distributed to the participating shelters and rescue groups and to the Picasso Veterinary Fund, which is administered by the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals and provides grants to shelters and rescue groups to cover extraordinary veterinary costs.

Last year’s Broadway Barks attracted theatre fans, pet owners, animal lovers and Broadway stars from the hit shows of the season. The event featured the participation of more than 27 animal shelters from the New York City area, which led to a total of more than 200 adoptions. Read about last year’s event.

2 thoughts on “About Us”

  1. Is it open to the general public? Are tickets required?

  2. Lisa Rosenberg said:

    I want to share a Broadway Barks success story. In 1999, I produced a story on Broadway Barks for “Lifetime Live”. For that story, I went to the CACC in Brooklyn with Ms. Peters. I had no intention of adopting, but, at the end of the shoot, I was in the small dog room where I saw a little white dog who had been abandoned on a highway in Brooklyn. When they found him, he was terribly matted and and he was shaved and scratched. When he looked up at me his big brown eyes, I was a goner. Five days later, Harry, who they thought was about 4 1/2 years old, was living with me. He was an amazingly sweet little guy who loved to play with his toys and to cuddle. Everyone who met him fell in love and two people adopted dogs shortly after meeting him. He was a most effective ambassador for adoption. Harry was my wonderful companion for 14 years. He died last summer at more than 18 years old and I will always miss him. Two weeks ago, I adopted another dog. Her name is Fannie, they think she is about 2 and I am very lucky to have found her.

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