DOGNY: America's Tribute to Search and Rescue Dogs
DOGNY "Lets the Dogs Out" in NYC: 13 DOGNY Sculptures To Be Placed Throughout Manhattan Today
American Kennel Club Chairman Ron Menaker today announced the placement of the first thirteen DOGNY sculptures throughout Manhattan. These sculptures are just 13 of the over 100 life-size dog statues that will be placed on the streets and public spaces of New York City through November, with all proceeds going to support America's Search and Rescue Dog organizations.
The sculptures will be unloaded from a Williams Specialized 18-wheeler, and put in place with a forklift, as they will weigh approximately 300 pounds due to the concrete base to which they are attached. The sculptures will be placed at the following locations:
- The Police Academy at 235 East 20th Street
- Engine 8 at 165 East 51st
- Engine 21 at 238 East 40th Street
- Engine 16 at 234 East 29th Street
- Shubert Alley
- The 17th Police Precinct at 167 East 51st Street
- Engine 35 at 2282 3rd Avenue
- Engine 24 at 227 6th Avenue
- The 20th Police Precinct at 120 West 82nd
- Engine 74 at 120 West 83rd Street
- The 32nd Police Precinct at 250 West 135th Street
- Other DOGNY sculptures can be found at 1211 Avenue of the Americas and in the 50th street side windows of Saks Fifth Avenue.
The sculptures will be sold at auction in December at Sotheby's and on www.Sothebys.com. All net proceeds to go to volunteer and professional Search and Rescue organizations throughout the United States through The American Kennel Club (AKC) Companion Animal Recovery Corporation Canine Support and Relief Fund, an established 501 (C)(3) charity.
"We hope that the public will take the time to visit all the sculptures of the DOGNY project which serve as a tribute to the tireless efforts of Search and Rescue canine teams throughout the country," said AKC President and CEO Alfred Cheauré.