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Wheels of Hope transport driver Debbie Fierro delivers Thunderbolt, a Shiba Inu surrendered to AC&C, to a NYC Shiba Rescue foster home. (Photo by Krista Menzel)

Wheels of Hope transport driver Debbie Fierro delivers Thunderbolt, a Shiba Inu surrendered to AC&C, to a NYC Shiba Rescue foster home.

Photo by Krista Menzel

Wheels of Hope

www.WheelsofHopeNYC.org

 

What is Wheels of Hope?

Every day of the year, the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals' fleet of five Wheels of Hope 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, we have carried nearly 70,000 animals on Wheels of Hope on their first steps to new lives and families. In 2013 alone, more than 13,700 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 transport driver Debbie Fierro delivers Jenny, a cat surrendered to AC&C, to an Anjellicle Cats Rescue foster caretaker. (Photo by Krista Menzel)

Wheels of Hope transport driver Debbie Fierro delivers Jenny, a cat surrendered to AC&C, to an Anjellicle Cats Rescue foster caretaker.

Photo by Krista Menzel

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.

 

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Wheels of Hope in the News

Alliance helping pet owners after East Harlem explosion

by Joyce Fields, Examiner.com

Friday, March 14, 2014

Groups Rescue Pets Stranded By East Harlem Explosion

by CBS New York/1010 WINS

Friday, March 14, 2014

Alliance Responds and Rescues Pets Stranded by East Harlem Explosion

by Out of the Cage!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Episode 29: Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals

by Keith Sanderson, Awesome Animal Advocates, Pet Life Radio

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Jane Hoffman, president of Mayor's Alliance of NYC's Animals

by Duncan Strauss, Talking Animals

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals responds to three-month-old pup's plight

by Cheryl Hanna, Examiner.com

Monday, October 14, 2013

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Mayor's Alliance: Making New York City A No-Kill City

by Alisa Manzelli, Global Animal

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Pet Radio-Mayors Alliance for NYC Animals

by Robert Paul Hudson, Pet Radio Show

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals has created, supported programs aimed at eliminating euthanasia in city shelters

by Clem Richardson, New York Daily News

Sunday, March 24, 2013

More Wheels of Hope News…

 


Wheels of Hope Photos

Wheels of Hope to the Rescue (2014)

Wheels of Hope to the Rescue (2013)

Wheels of Hope to the Rescue (2012)

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