Alliance Participating Organizations (APOs)
As working members of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, Alliance Participating Organizations (APOs) take in dogs and cats (and sometimes other animals) from the public, and/or pull animals from Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C) as New Hope Partners. Each APO has an active adoption program to place the animals they rescue into new homes. Some APOs may also have spay/neuter programs, and some may also help stem the overpopulation of feral cats in NYC through Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) programs.
APOs range in size from the ASPCA (a founding member of the Alliance) to all-volunteer, neighborhood-based rescue groups.
The New York Breed Rescue Network (NYBRN) is a sub-coalition of Alliance Participating Organizations (APOs) that have chosen to concentrate on the placement of purebred (or nearly pure) dogs and cats. These groups view puppymills, petshops, and irresponsible breeders as the problem, and believe that by combining their efforts toward a common goal, they will make a real difference.
If your organization is an APO or would like to become an APO, this section contains the forms and other resources you need.