2010-04-16 / Community

Support Animal Alliance

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has announced a $1 million renewal grant from the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) to support the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals – a coalition of more than 160 animal rescue groups and shelters that work with Animal Care & Control of New York City (AC&C). The continued support from the ASPCA has helped New York City rescue and care for homeless and abandoned animals until loving owners can be found. Over the last nine years, pet adoptions have increased by 108 percent. Joining the Mayor at today’s announcement were Ed Sayres, president and CEO of the ASPCA; Jane Hoffman, president of the Mayor’s Alliance; and Julie Bank, the newly appointed executive director of Animal Care & Control. The Mayor was also joined by Chrysler, Spirit, Gilbert and Marshall – four dogs currently available for adoption at the ASPCA and AC&C.

“Today the ASPCA has honored us with a $1 million grant to continue saving at-risk pets in our City, and we’re incredibly grateful for their support,” said Bloomberg. “This is a great example of the kind of partnership between the City and non-profit organizations that is so necessary in these challenging economic times.”

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