Bad economic times lead to more abandoned pets and Hurricane Sandy only made things worse. However, many homeless pets have some brand new advocates: NYC's finest pole dancers.
To support the no-kill shelter Animal Haven, Ajia Maximillian, a dancer, instructor and choreographer contributed her time and skills to the fundraiser, saying "what could be better than having pole performances that benefit our furry friends?"
HuffPost Live host Marc Lamont Hill enjoyed the conversation, getting to cuddle up with Dorito, a shelter dog brought on set by Tiffany Lacey, executive director of Animal Haven.
Also joining in were Jane Hoffman, president of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, and HuffPost Live's own Caitlyn Becker, an owner of a rescue dog.
Watch the Full Segment on HuffPost Live.
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