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Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: The Mayor''s Alliance for NYC''s Animals is working toward the day when no NYC dog or cat of reasonable health and temperament is killed merely because he or she does not have a home.  Our goal is to make NYC a no-kill community by 2015 and to sustain that success.
To achieve this goal, the Alliance, a 501 (c) (3) not for profit corporation, has formed a public-private partnership with the City of New York (100% privately funded) to develop creative solutions to deal with issues of animal care and control in New York City.   We have united 160+ not-for-profit animal care groups, small and large, already working effectively to place NYC''s dogs and cats.  These groups range from the ASPCA, a founding member and major supporter of the Alliance, to all volunteer, neighborhood-based groups.  
In accordance with our 10-year strategic plan, we continue to help these groups work to their highest potential, while also implementing key initiatives to both support the efforts of these groups and achieve our overall mission. 
Among our key initiatives are (i) Wheels of Hope, our transport program (driving dogs and cats from the AC&C, our city shelters, to the no-kill groups participating in the Alliance), (ii) the Picasso Veterinary Fund (helping to pay for life-saving vet care for homeless pets taken in by our city shelters) and (iii) the NYC Feral Cat Initiative (working via the humane method of Trap Neuter Return to address both the feral cat overpopulation crisis in NYC, as well as the resulting increase in cat intake at our city shelters and the corresponding increase in euthanasia rates).

Programs:

Each year, Wheels ofHope, the Mayor's Alliance Transport Van Program, picks up approximately 3000 animals from NYC's Animal Care & Control (AC&C) shelters (in effect,our city shelters) and transports them to non-profit shelters and rescue groups that participate in the Mayor's Alliance and have the resources to find new homes for them.   

Our transport programallows AC&C to move animals out of the cages at their shelters more quickly– reducing both the numbers of cats and dogs euthanized for lack of space andthe chance that these pets contract upper respiratory infection and kennelcough. (This is important to lessen both the suffering of the animals and thevet bills of the non-profit rescue groups that care for them as they wait for anew home.)

A major function ofour transport program is to supplement the resources of the Mayor’s Alliancegroups and shelters – allowing them to focus on what they do best: finding caring, permanent homes for pets.  Transport costs, including thevehicle (often operating seven days a week), insurance, gas and the salaries ofour dedicated drivers, are paid for by the Mayor’s Alliance.  

Community Stories

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization. They support small animal rescue nonprofits throughout the city. Hold big events to draw people in who are thinking about getting a pet but may not know how to go about it. Super nice staff, very caring.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I can't imagine the New York City animal care community without the Mayor's Alliance For NYC's Animals. I have been a volunteer with the organization since April 2010 and I have had the great pleasure of being a part of so many of their inspiring and caring efforts.

The Alliance is active in so many animal related areas that had very little resources before their arrival over 10 years ago - from promoting adoptions and organizing adoption events, to transporting animals to places that will increase their chances of finding homes, to helping pet owners to find affordable pet care, to helping to get lost pets back to their homes through microchipping and lost and found initiatives, to promoting TNR to help deal with the overpopulation of feral cats (which leads to an overwhelming number of cats in the shelter system), to working towards making NYC a no-kill community.

Being an umbrella organization for more than 150 shelters and rescue groups in NYC is no easy task but it is such a necessary role. As I said, I can't imagine the NYC animal care community without the efforts of the Alliance!

Review from Guidestar

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Alliance has been helping to make NYC a no kill community since 2003. They have worked collaboratively with ACC, the ASPCA, and a multitude of other organizations to make a real difference for NYC's animals. The negative reviews posted by cincigirl, greendream716, and Sharon I. are sadly aimed at the wrong organization. The Alliance is not the city shelter, they do not have a shelter, and do not euthanize animals. They are an organization that provides much needed transportation for rescues and shelters, they provide TNR support through the Feral Cat Initiative, and they host huge events for the other rescue organizations they work with.

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have been a volunteer for several years with the Mayor's Alliance for NYC Animal (since 2003). I'm proud to be a volunteer and can attest to the hard word and dedication of the staff. They are the most passionate and compassionate people I know! Every single of their programs benefit NYC animals (TNR, Adoption Events, Microchipping, etc.). I stand behind the organization 100%.

4

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

I have been banned from their facebook page because I have asked questions regarding their transparency and true commitment to helping the animals in NYC. I have also asked questions as to why there is not more emphasis on helping people keep their animals such as changing the NYC ban, more help with spay/neuter, counseling on behavioral issues, pet food banks, help with vet care, etc. I am unable to give a "zero" star rating.

Review from Guidestar

5

Donor

Rating: 1

They kill healthy dogs daily. They let injured dogs suffer without care. They are more concerned with money and a false public image than actually helping animals. Owners surrendering animals because of health/cost issues when there are supposedly programs in place to help them. NYC ACC NEEDS REAL REFORM NOW. NOT LIES AND EMPTY PROMISES>

Review from Guidestar

5 Sharon I.

Donor

Rating: 1

The Mayor's Alliance allows the killing of adoptable dogs with kennel cough and cats with URI so that the NYC ACC can report 0% healthy animals killed. That is wrong and until that practice is stopped you cannot call yourself NO KILL, because that would be a lie. It would not let me submit 0stars.

Review from Guidestar

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Mayor's Alliance does a spectacular job of coordinating and sharing the resources of way over a hundred animal rescue groups in NYC. Hosting interesting events, educating the public about microchipping, spaying and neutering and finding permanent and foster homes for animals in need as well as providing medical care for animals who might otherwise be considered unadoptable and euthanized because of their medical problems.
Staff and volunteers are wonderful people who work like galley slaves to help all the animals in need.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

This organization coordinates efforts between New York animal charities. Thanks to the Alliance, Animal Care & Control (city shelter) can share animals up for adoption with the ASPCA or Bide-A-Wee and coordinate adoption and/or spay/neuter events. The Alliance also promotes shelters and adopting from shelters and facilitates people understanding pet ownership responsibilities and pets' medical needs. It is a wonderful organization and I wish more cities had such a centralized, dedicated place for all the various animal non-profits to share and help one another help animals.