If not, we have an event that you MUST attend! On Monday September 26th from 3:30pm to 7:00pm the Mayor’s Alliance for New York City’s Animals is hosting a “One-Stop Shop for Pet Preparedness” in Union Square. The event will take place near the dog run, and in addition to offering tips and outlining the important steps to take in preparation for an emergency, the event will also include FREE microchipping, FREE rabies vaccinations, FREE identification tags, and dog licensing. We’ll be there and think you should too!
Now that we have your attention, we need to ask, are you familiar with the amazing work that the Mayor’s Alliance does here in NYC?
The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, founded in 2002, is a coalition of more than 150 animal rescue groups and shelters working to transform New York City into a no-kill community by 2015. To achieve this goal, the Mayor’s Alliance helps its Alliance Participating Organizations (APOs) work to their highest potential to increase pet adoptions and spay/neuter rates in NYC. Since inception, the Mayor’s Alliance has saved over 136,587 dogs and cats!
Before the Mayor’s Alliance was formed, 74% of the 35,000+ animals entering AC&C were euthanized. Because of the work of the Mayor’s Alliance, that number has been cut by over 50%. And, although the improvement is remarkable, the Mayor’s Alliance won’t quit until the day comes “when no New York City dog or cat of reasonable health and temperament is killed merely because he or she does not have a home”!
If you’ve never been to the Mayor’s Alliance website, we recommend making a visit. They offer a ton of great pet-related information on: micro-chipping, licensing your dog, spaying and neutering, and helpful tips on what to do if you’ve lost a pet or found someone else’s pet.
Want to get involved? Make a donation. Or, if you’re a more hands-on person, be sure to check out the many ways to volunteer. Volunteers are a critical part of their success, and essential to achieving their collective goal.