“Urgent” is on the LIRR and Metro North for a limited time. PLEASE DONATE to help us extend our campaign to raise awareness!
Urgent Pets on Death Row (Urgent) is an all-volunteer, 501c3 charity, created in 2010 to advocate for the thousands of adoptable animals that are needlessly destroyed each year by Animal Care & Control of New York City (ACC). Urgent supporters believe that all animals surrendered to AC&C for any reason deserve compassionate, professional care and a sustained effort to place them in new homes.
Why We Do What We Do
The History of Urgent…
As told by President & Founder, Karen Pepp (aka “Kay Smith”)
If there is one question that everyone asks, it is “How did Urgent get started?” Believe it or not, the road to Urgent began with some feral cats! How I went from feral cats to death row dogs was a winding road that I now call FATE. While trying to socialize some kittens, I became friends with a local cat rescuer. I made him a deal that if he would help with the kittens, I would help with his website and FaceBook page. Once word got out that I was willing [read more...]