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Release Date: June 03, 2016

GREAT NEWS!!!! June 2, 2016, Paws Crossed Animal Rescue Inc. signed the closing


paperwork for the property and the building of the currently dormant animal shelter located at


100 Warehouse Lane South in Elmsford. Paws Crossed is a no kill shelter and will continue the tradition started by Mimi Stone who was the founder of the Elmsford Animal Shelter-- the first no kill animal shelter located at this property.


 Jennifer Angelucci, President/CEO of Paws spearheaded the mission to turn the abandoned shelter into a functioning no kill shelter. Jennifer, 24 years old,  has started work on the rebuilding of the shelter. Paws Crossed’s engineers will map out a

blueprint of the portions that are deemed immediately safe and operational. The building will


be prepared so that those areas can be used while the damaged areas are being renovated,


one section at a time. Opening date is anticipated for early to mid July 2016.



When the doors open, Paws Crossed will hit the ground running increasing current programs


as well as creating new ones. Programs include: (1) Rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of


animals (2) Specific, tailored programs to help find forever homes for the more difficult to adopt


animals such as senior animals (3) A foster program that is extremely important for bottle baby


kittens and animals with health issues that need a quiet environment to be nursed to good


health (4) Education programs in the rescue and in schools teaching children and adults


empathy and proper animal care (5) Classes with professional trainers for animals and owners


that need a “little extra help” (6) A community pet pantry and (7) Eventually we plan to start a


clinic that had provides low cost spay and neuter and other veterinarian needs. Paws Crossed


will continue to expand on their programs as the organization grows and the building is





Paws Crossed has a strong, well organized business/fundraising plan that will continue to


combine a variety of events of all sizes, intensive grant writing and communications with


individuals, foundations and corporations sharing our mission, purpose and plans. Paws


Crossed established a “Monthly Sponsorship Program” earlier this year and recently rolled out


a “Sponsor a Kennel” program to promote local businesses at the rescue and in rescue


activities and events.  For information check www.pawscrossedny.org.





Groundwork has started on a Capital Campaign for the restoration of the building by a


committee comprised of people with years of previous Campaign experience. The Board of


Paws Crossed was purposely established to bring diversified skill sets together to work as a


team including Business Management, Development, Marketing and of course, Animal


Welfare. Through Paws Crossed’s website and various media outlets, they will be


documenting and sharing, thoroughly, each Chapter along the way, for both transparency and


posterity sake.



“Having bricks and mortar means Paws Crossed has not only a “home” but a rescue that for


years to come will change the lives of so many animals and the people who will care for them.


Their work begins with the animals who were temporarily relocated from Westchester to another




please visit their website at http://www.pawscrossedny.org/#!ourcurrent-


progress/xejif and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pawscrossed. Thank you once






Located in Westchester County, New York, Paws Crossed is a 501(c) 3, not for profit, true nokill


animal rescue organization. Through rescue, adoption, advocacy, rehabilitation and education,


our mission is to “RESCUE ONE



Photo of me signing the deed and turning over the keys to Paws Crossed leader Jennifer Angelucci

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