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Alliance Applauds Increased Funding for AC&C


(Photo by Krista Menzel)The Lives of Thousands of Additional Homeless Pets Will be Saved

Friday, January 23, 2015 – New York, NY – Jane Hoffman, president of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals (The Alliance), said today that the increased funding and support for Animal Care & Control of New York City (AC&C) announced today by the Health Department will save the lives of thousands of additional homeless pets every year across the five boroughs.

The Alliance is a private charity, not affiliated with government, that partners with more than 150 rescue groups and shelters, including AC&C, to offer important programs and services that save the lives of New York City’s homeless animals.

Hoffman said, “The Alliance has been proud to partner with AC&C for the past decade. Together, we have worked to transport more than 80,000 animals from the City’s shelters and move them into rescue groups, shelters, or homes where they have a chance for a new start in life. With the construction of a new, state-of-the-art adoption center and the doubling of its fleet of mobile adoption vans, AC&C will be able not only to sustain its tremendous progress, but keep the momentum moving forward.

Mayor de Blasio, Health Commissioner Bassett, and the City Council should be congratulated — and thanked — for commitment to New York City’s shelter animals and homeless pets,” added Hoffman.

Mayor's Alliance for NYC's AnimalsAbout the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals®
The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity that works with more than 150 partner rescue groups and shelters to offer important programs and services that save the lives of NYC’s homeless animals. We are supported entirely by donations from foundations, corporations, and individuals and receive no government funding. Since our founding in 2003, we have remained committed to transforming New York City into a no-kill community by 2015, meaning that no dogs or cats of reasonable health and temperament will be killed merely because they do not have homes. www.AnimalAllianceNYC.org

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