Produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, proceeds from the auction and other donations received during the day will benefit the participating shelters and rescue groups as well as 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.
Presentation of pets from citywide shelters will begin at 5 PM. Participating shelters and celebrities scheduled to lend a hand will be announced at a later date.
Last year's Broadway Barks 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.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 BC/EFA has raised over $225 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.