Since 2005, the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals has transported 80,000 cats and dogs to partner rescue groups, adoptive and foster homes, spay/neuter appointments, and veterinary providers with our Wheels of Hope transport program. Our six transport vans run seven days a week, 52 weeks a year, to help NYC’s shelter pets and feral and stray community cats. This month, we are bringing you stories of organizations and individuals who are saving the lives of animals in New York City with the help of our Wheels of Hope. We hope you enjoy these Wheels of Hope: Tales from the Road!
One Love Animal Hospital is a full-service general veterinary practice for companion animals, with locations in both Brooklyn and Manhattan. According to Dr. Kenneth Humphreys, one of the practice’s veterinarians, in addition to caring for family pets, One Love has made “the conscious decision to also provide medical care for animals in need and at risk by working with community animal rescues, shelters, and other community outreach programs.” The practice provides everything from general wellness care to more advanced medical, surgical, and dental care for companion animals waiting to find their forever homes.
“Often a major hurdle that inhibits our ability to provide care to shelter, rescue, and foster animals is transportation to our facilities,” explains Dr. Humphreys. “The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals’ Wheels of Hope transport program provides much-needed transport of these pets so they can receive the proper medical attention.”
Wisdom was just one of many pets fortunate enough to receive care from One Love and to be transported there by the Wheels of Hope (WOH). Wisdom, who was experiencing uncontrollable seizures, was pulled from the city shelter and driven by WOH to One Love. After receiving medical treatments there, a healthier, happier Wisdom went to live on a farm in upstate New York.
“Without the tireless efforts of the Wheels of Hope transport program,” asserts Dr. Humphreys, “many of these animals would not receive the care they need and deserve.”
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.