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Our Mission

The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals is committed to seeing the day when no New York City dog or cat of reasonable health and temperament is killed merely because he or she does not have a home.

Organizational Overview

The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity founded in 2003 with the goal of transforming New York City into a community where no dogs or cats of reasonable health and temperament will be killed merely because they do not have homes. Before the Alliance's founding, the live release rate at NYC's municipal shelter system, Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC), was under 25%.

Driven by our ten-year strategic plan that outlined the organization's core objectives and key initiatives, the Alliance created strategic programs and services aimed at delivering on our goal of creating a no-kill community in NYC. These programs and services, coupled with the work and dedication of the more than 150 Alliance Participating Organizations that collaborated in our mission, achieved our goal. In 2019, ACC's live release rate is above 90% for the third consecutive year.

Having accomplished our mission to make New York City a no-kill city, the Alliance reevaluated our programming to adapt to the evolving landscape of animal welfare in NYC. In 2019, we thoughtfully and carefully transitioned our key programmingWheels of Hope, Adoptapalooza, and the New York City Feral Cat Initiative — to other nonprofit Alliance partners.

The Alliance will continue to think critically about our role in NYC as the capacity-builder, as the connector, and as a hub for NYC animal welfare, and how to best transition those roles in the future. Going forward, the Alliance will maintain our website to serve as a self-help desk for NYC residents who want to help animals, or who need help; continue to provide limited services, resources, and guidance to local animal rescue groups and shelters; continue to work with the City, thinking critically and strategically to address animal welfare-related issues in our community; and will continue to act as a consultant, advisor, and mentor in municipalities nationally.

Alliance Transfers Lifesaving Animal Welfare Programs and Shares Plans for the Future

by Out of the Cage!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

 

 

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"The main thing about the Mayor's Alliance was we tried to meet people where they were. We tried to figure out what they needed to make them better at what they were trying to do. We tried to bring services and resources, to be there for all the groups and all the shelters, and to bring them together in a collaboration. That's what you need to do. No single organization can do this alone. You have to work together. Whether you like the other person or you don't, you're all striving to do the same thing — and that's save animals — and to do that, you need to build a collaboration that works. And you can do it! It's possible! If we could do it in New York City, you can do it in your community."

– Jane Hoffman, President, Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals

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The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (EIN: 73-1653635). All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. A copy of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals' latest annual report may be obtained, upon request, from the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals or from the New York State Attorney General's Charities Bureau, Attn: FOIL Officer, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.