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Photo Coverage: McGovern & Johnston Judge ASPCA Competition

February 16
6:01 PM 2008

On Friday, February 15 at the ASPCA Pet Adoption Center (424 East 92nd Street), ten dogs, all available for adoption at the ASPCA, and their handles showcased their soon-to-be unhidden talents for a panel of celebrity judges that included award-winning stage and screen actress and ASPCA supporter Kristen Johnston, legendary Broadway star and singer Maureen McGovern, WQHT's hit HOT 97 FM DJ Angie Martinez, the face of Ralph Lauren's HOT perfume, Lonneke Engel, and the ASPCA's Supervisory Special Investigator and star of he hit show "Animal Precinct," Annemarie Lucas.

New York City's animal rescue groups are making their biggest pet adoption push this February during "I Love NYC Pets Month" that includes dozens of adoption events in all five boroughs, extended adoption hours at city shelters, and special gifts for new adopters. Primary organizational partners of "I Love NYC Pets Month" include the ASPCA, Animal Care & Control, Animal Haven, Bide-A-Wee, Humane Society of New York and North Shore Animal League. For more information or a complete schedule of events please visit:

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Mark Rupp Mark Rupp, aside from working in the film and modeling industries

has been a working photographer for 20+ years. His work has been published in a multitude of magazines and websites.