- Adoption Drive
May 4, 2019
- Film Screening
May 4, 2019
Saturday, May 4, 2019
AnimalKind Adoption Drive: 12pm–2pm
Six cats to be available for adoption at TSL through AnimalKind in Hudson. Every year, AninmalKind rescues over 1,200 animals, places over 1,000 of them in loving homes, and provides over 2,000 spay/neuter surgeries. More information at www.animalkindny.org
“The Cat Rescuers” Documentary Screening at 2:30pm
Followed by Q&A with Filmmaker Rob Fruchtman
With over 500,000 streets cats struggling to survive in NYC, and the city unwilling to address the problem, spirited volunteers like Sassee, Claire, Stu and Tara have come to their aid. Their beat is Brooklyn, where the problem has exploded. Combing the borough’s alleys, backyards and housing projects, they trap the cats, get them fixed and returned to their colonies, or adopted. The Cat Rescuers shows the skill, resilience and humor they bring to this challenging but rewarding work, and how their mission to reduce animal suffering, often at great sacrifice to themselves, has changed their lives. 2018. 1h27m.
Rob Fruchtman is director, producer, and editor of documentaries and television programs. He won the 2002 Sundance Film Festival Documentary Director award for Sister Helen, which aired on HBO. He has won three Emmys for his work with PBS. Sweet Dreams focuses on a remarkable group of Rwandan women as they emerged from the devastation of genocide and created a new future for themselves by opening their country’s first ice cream parlor. His most recent film, Moving Stories, follows six dancers from NYC’s Battery Dance Company as they travel across the world teaching some of the most vulnerable youth about expressing themselves through movement.