Latest Mayor's Alliance for NYC Stories

2010-09-09 12:39:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Following on the heels of the success of New York City's first Adoptapalooza in May, the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals® is pleased to announce that this free, fun-filled community pet adoption event will return, bigger and better, to Washington Square Park this Sunday, September 12, from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. The event is sponsored by PEOPLEPets.com (www.PEOPLEpets.com), PEOPLE magazine's website for animal lovers and their pets....

2010-04-14 09:07:00

NEW YORK, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the lagging economy that continues to challenge rescue groups seeking to re-home animals and pet owners struggling to keep their pets, the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals has positive news: euthanasia at Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C) shelters is down, adoptions by AC&C and other Alliance Participating Organizations (APOs) are up, and transfers of animals from AC&C to its rescue partners are rising dramatically. In 2005,...

2009-01-21 11:26:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2005, the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals began an ambitious ten-year initiative to transform New York City into a no-kill community - where no dog or cat of reasonable health or temperament is killed merely because he or she does not have a home. Today, as it embarks upon year five of the initiative, the Mayor's Alliance is well on its way to achieving that goal. Founded in 2002, the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals is a coalition of approximately...

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