Category Archives: Policy & Legal

Tenant Advocacy Program Helps Tenants with Pet-Related Housing Issues

The Alliance’s Tenant Advocacy Program has helped nearly 300 pet owners keep their pets since 2015. This includes pet owners who are private renters, coop owners, New York City Housing Authority residents, and residents in Department of Homeless Services (DHS) shelters. Continue reading

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Animal-Friendly Legislation Moves NYC Toward a More Humane Future

Editor’s note: Although we realize this article isn’t immediately relevant to the current COVID-19 emergency gripping the headlines, we wanted to share the information with our readers because we believe it demonstrates the promise of a positive future. In November … Continue reading

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Alliance President Mentors Students in Animal Law

In keeping with the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals’ new focus in 2020 — particularly in mentoring individuals and organizations — Alliance President Jane Hoffman guest lectured a law class at NYU School of Law on February 5, 2020, at … Continue reading

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The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals: Our Mission Continues…

Having accomplished our mission to transform New York City into a no-kill city, the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals will now focus on our role as a capacity-builder, a connector, and hub for NYC animal welfare. To that end, we … Continue reading

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NYC Feral Cat Initiative Does Not Place Cats for Rodent Control

Recently, four feral cats that we helped relocate to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center have caught the attention of journalists. Their stories and headlines have focused on how these cats are providing the service of driving rats away from … Continue reading

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