Wheels of Hope
Your Donation Helps Twice as Much Right Now!
Every dollar you give now will be doubled, thanks to a quarter-of-a-million-dollar matching fund, generously donated by two anonymous foundations.
With your help we can transform this matching grant into half a million dollars for the lifesaving work of Wheels of Hope, and you can double the impact of your support, right now!
With a half a million dollars for Wheels of Hope, we can:
Replace the oldest van, which currently has logged more than 400,000 miles on the road saving animals;
We can increase the size of the fleet and save more dogs and cats from the imminent threat of euthanasia and start them on their journey to loving forever homes;
We can cover the daily current costs and expand the program, as the Wheels are on the road 365 days a year;
We can meet – and exceed – our goal of transporting more than 16,000 animals to safety in 2013.
Select "Wheels of Hope Matching Fund" as your program designation.
What is Wheels of Hope?
Every day of the year, the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals' fleet of five vans is on the road, transporting pets who are at risk of being euthanized from the city's Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C) facilities to rescue groups and no-kill shelters with the resources to find them new homes.
Since 2005, when the program began, more than 40,000 animals have been carried on Wheels of Hope transport vans on their first step to a new life and family. In 2011 alone, more than 14,000 animals were transported via these “sanctuaries on wheels” to foster caretakers, rescues, and no-kill shelters that placed them in forever homes.
Animals are at risk of euthanasia 365 days of the year, so this program is up and rolling 365 days a year.
How Does Wheels of Hope Support Our Progress Toward a No-Kill NYC?
Wheels of Hope is the only free animal transportation program in NYC (where most people rely on public transportation), and the only program with the ability to transport dozens of animals at the same time.
The free Wheels of Hope transportation service to no-kill shelters and rescue groups means these organizations can save more animals and focus their energy and money on finding homes for the ones they save.
Wheels of Hope allows AC&C to move animals out of their facilities more quickly, creating space for additional animals arriving at their shelters and reducing the chances that these pets will become ill. This lessens the suffering of the animals and reduces medical costs to the no-kill shelters and rescue groups that save them.
How Does Your Donation Help?
Wheels of Hope supplements the resources of the Alliance's 150 partner rescue organizations and shelters, allowing them to focus on what they do best: finding caring, permanent homes for the animals.
All costs of the transport program, including the vehicles themselves, maintenance, fuel, insurance, licensing, the salaries of our dedicated drivers and transport coordinators, are borne by the Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity that does not receive any government funding.
Wheels of Hope in the News
by Keith Sanderson, Awesome Animal Advocates, Pet Life Radio
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
by Alisa Manzelli, Global Animal
Sunday, October 6, 2013
by Robert Paul Hudson, Pet Radio Show
Sunday, August 4, 2013
by Clem Richardson, New York Daily News
Sunday, March 24, 2013
by CBS New York
Monday, December 24, 2012
by John Schiumo, NY1 News
Friday, November 30, 2012
by Liz Robbins, The New York Times
Sunday, November 18, 2012
by Cheryl Wills, NY1 News
Saturday, November 17, 2012
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