According to Animal Care Centers of NYC's June 2016 report 3,430 dogs and cats were surrendered by their owners in 2016 making up 33% of the year's live intakes. At the Indigo Project NYC we look to lower that number significantly by providing New York City area pet owners actively considering surrendering their pet with the financial, medical, and behavioral support they need to successfully keep the pet in the home thereby reducing the city’s shelter population and keeping families intact. Indigo’s beneficiaries will include those currently experiencing economic distress, those temporarily displaced by eviction or natural disaster, and those facing significant behavioral issues with their resident pet(s). All donations and funds received will be put towards the needs of one of Indigo’s families providing them with veterinary care, direct trainer access, temporary boarding, and/or food and supplies.
After over 13 years in the financial services industry our founder chose to leave her position in private wealth management and pursue a life of non-profit. She is a long-time, senior volunteer at Manhattan Animal Care Center and also enjoys volunteering with the Goddard Riverside Community Center, DOROT, New York Cares, Best Friends Animal Society, and Looking Glass Animal Rescue. She lives on the Upper West Side of New York City with her three scruffy dogs, Hero, Izzy, and Melons, whom she affectionately refers to as, "The Terrible Terriers."
Founder, Executive Director