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Keep the Wheels Turning for NYC's Animals

Keep the Wheels Turning for NYC's Animals!

Our current Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals Wheels of Hope fleet has driven a combined 1,415,198 life-saving miles! Our oldest transport vans each have now logged more than 300,000 miles, and our maintenance costs continue to rise with each vehicle's mileage. In order to sustain the incredible pace we have set for NYC's animals, we now are in need of a new Wheels of Hope transport van.

This month, as we race to help even more animals find homes for the new year, please join our campaign to keep the Wheels of Hope reliably turning in 2015 and beyond. Your tax-deductible donation will help us continue to help others save precious lives and bring hope to the littlest New Yorkers in the new year. Donate now at http://bit.ly/TurnWheels.

 

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 six 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 80,000 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 Applauds Increased Funding for AC&C

Press Release by the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals

Friday, January 23, 2015

Mayor's Alliance "Wheels of Hope" Program

by Contessa Brewer, NBC 4 New York

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Wheels of Hope Turn for Dog Rescue

by Out of the Cage!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Wheels of Hope Turn (and Re-turn) for Dog Adoptions

by Out of the Cage!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

The Wheels of Hope Turn for Veterinary Care

by Out of the Cage!

Friday, December 26, 2014

The Wheels of Hope Turn for Animals in Crisis

by Out of the Cage!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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80,000 Shelter Animals Saved by Wheels of Hope Transport Program

Press Release by the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals

Monday, December 22, 2014

The Wheels of Hope Turn for Feral Cats and Their Caretakers

by Out of the Cage!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Wheels of Hope Turn for Foster Animals

by Out of the Cage!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Wheels of Hope Turn for Rescued Dogs

by Out of the Cage!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

NYC Animal Care & Control's Benefit Helps Shelter Dogs Have Some Fun

by This Dog's Life

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Wheels of Hope Turn for Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Efforts

by Out of the Cage!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Wheels of Hope Turn for Rescue Groups

by Out of the Cage!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

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)

Hurricane Sandy

Wheels of Hope to the Rescue! (2011)