Maddie's Pet Adoption Days, the biggest FREE pet adoption event in America, is going national in 2013, and the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals is leading the charge in New York City to place our participating organizations' dogs and cats in qualified forever homes!
2012 was Year Eight of our Maddie's® Pet Rescue Project in NYC. Persevering in the shadow of a slowly recovering economy, continued budget constraints at AC&C, and the debilitating effects of Super Storm Sandy, we continued to press forward toward our goal of becoming a no-kill community.
This year – the seventh in our ten-year strategic plan to transform New York City into a no-kill community – we continued to reduce euthanasia at Animal Care & Control of New York City (AC&C), while intake at AC&C shelters reached its lowest in history. Since 2003, more than 220,000 lives have been saved through the collective efforts of AC&C and our Maddie's Pet Partners.
You can help homeless dogs and cats find permanent, loving homes by supporting the programs that aid 150+ rescue groups and shelters in our city. Donations of all amounts are lifesaving for the 35,000+ dogs and cats entering our city shelters each year.
Our volunteers are a critical part of our success, and essential to achieving our collective goal: a "no-kill" New York City — a city that our dogs and cats can be proud to call home. Your time, energy, and skills are lifesaving for the 35,000+ dogs and cats who enter our city shelters each year.
Having your pets microchipped is one of the best ways to increase the chance that, if your pet becomes lost or stolen and winds up at an animal shelter or veterinary office, he or she can be returned to you.
Licensing contributes to animal control and the protection of the public health. The law requires that all owned dogs be licensed with the dog license tag attached to his/her collar while in public. Dog owners may be fined for violation of these laws.
A program of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, the NYC Feral Cat Initiative is committed to solving New York City's feral cat overpopulation crisis through the humane, non-lethal method of Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR).
The Picasso Veterinary Fund of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals pays for lifesaving medical treatment for sick and injured animals transferred from Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C) to other Alliance Participating Organizations.
The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals created the Helping Pets and People in Crisis pilot program in response to the many requests we receive from people facing heartbreaking separation from their pets during times of crisis.