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Josh Schermer, the owner and founder of Downtown Pets,
appeared on Anderson Cooper 360.

Josh Schermer, of Downtown Pets, appeared live on
NBC channel 4 after helping organize and lead a
two week search for a cat who had been trapped.
The story captured the attention of people around the world.

Josh Schermer, of Downtown Pets, has been quoted
in articles in the New York Times.

Josh Schermer, of Downtown Pets, appeared on
the Fine Living Channel’s special, “dog friendly cities”.
View video from that episode!

Josh Schermer, the owner and founder of Downtown Pets
was born and raised in New York City. He has always had a
strong connection to the animals of NYC. “I remember trying
to save a stray animal froman abandoned building one
Summer. I must have been only 5 or 6 years old. I went
there every day, got an ASPCA trap and everything but
this little guy was not coming out easily. But one day
I got lucky and was able to grab him. The next day some
construction workers blew up that very building.
Ulysses as he became known spent the remainder of his
life with me and my family. I guess from that point on
I’ve looked at it as my job to take care of animals.”

downtown pets quick facts:
* Downtown Pets donated over $10,000 to charity in 2006
* Downtown Pets routinely offers free housetraining advice
to low income households
* Josh Schermer has written numerous articles on
housetraining, leash training and “non-adversive” training
in general.