No time is a busier time than summer for the U.S. 1 events editor. Programs in drama, dance, music, and film are in full swing, indoors and out. The daytime hours are filled with events to keep the best and brightest kids engaged and off the streets.
So what’s the best way to inform us of your event so that it can be publicized in the paper, posted online at www.princetoninfo.com, and be considered for a day-of-the-event mention on our Twitter or Facebook page? The answer is to E-mail the information to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the date and place of the event in the subject line.
If appropriate please tell us if this E-mail is a follow-up to one previously sent — this helps us avoid duplication of effort. And finally, it’s always helpful to include your message in the main body of the E-mail rather than making us open an attachment. Lynn Miller, U.S. 1’s events editor, can face as many as 100 new E-mails a day. She especially will appreciate your cooperation.
#b#To the Editor: The Power of Pets#/b#
Thank you for developing the idea to devote the annual Health and Fitness issue of U.S. 1 to the bond between people and their pets (U.S. 1, June 23). This special relationship is something that we, the volunteers of Animal Alliance of New Jersey (AANJ), are lucky enough to experience first-hand every day. We can’t thank you enough for putting the spotlight on the healing power of pets.
Your coverage highlighted the myriad ways pets reduce stress and enhance health and fitness. Similar stories of animals sustaining their human caretakers abound within our organization; we receive countless letters of thanks from our adopters detailing how the pets they adopted from AANJ uplifted their spirits and health.
A 501(c)3 nonprofit animal rescue organization, AANJ saves 500 pets every year from euthanasia in overburdened area animal shelters and adopts them into new, loving homes. Animal Alliance also runs Planned Pethood (the Greater Princeton area’s only free-standing, low-cost spay and neuter clinic), which enables us to save thousands more lives by preventing unwanted litters by providing affordable spay/neuter services accessible to all.
We’re all volunteers, so we don’t do it for the money, and the work is far from glamorous. Instead, we firmly believe the animals repay us by enhancing our lives. If readers are motivated by your coverage to reap the rewards of the human-animal bond, we invite them to get involved with AANJ by donating money, resources, or time to our all-volunteer efforts; spaying or neutering all of the animals they already have, and encouraging friends, relatives, and neighbors to do the same; or adopting or fostering a needy pet.
Please contact AANJ and the Planned Pethood clinic at www.animalalliancenj.org, by phone at 609-818-1952, or by E-mail at email@example.com
Erica Lynett, Volunteer, Animal Alliance of NJ