Category Archives: Mayor’s Alliance

A Huge Success From Maddie’s Fund and the Mayor’s Alliance

I posted something similar on my Facebook page but I wanted this to be here as well, public and searchable. It’s not exactly a secret that I’ve had differences with Maddie’s Fund and the Mayor’s Alliance – but rarely, if … Continue reading

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NYCACC: (New) Policies That Kill

After a longish break I’ve been participating in some pulls of animals from New York City Animal Care and Control. It seems some policies have changed in my absence – and not necessarily for the better. Previously nearly any animal … Continue reading

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New York City Council Meeting on Shelter Oversight

From Shelter Reform Action Committee’s excellent blog comes notice of a NYC council committee meeting next week on the subject of oversight of New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and their contractor, New York City’s Animal Care … Continue reading

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Does Maddie’s Fund Plan To Stop Funding NYC’s Mayor’s Alliance?

Maddie’s Fund believes in transparency. Sort of. Eventually. They do publish some of their data, but it takes a very long time. The data from their New York City Project is published on this page, which I check in with … Continue reading

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The Mayor’s Alliance Fails a Hero Dog

On August 13, 2012, the NYPD shot a dog named Star who was trying to protect her homeless owner on the street as he was having a seizure. (Warning: link goes to a Daily News story containing a photo some … Continue reading

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Is this No Kill? The Death of Shannon.

In a community that does not well define how animals with medical and behavioral issues are to be treated it is inevitable that animals will die for human convenience. When a coalition dedicated to taking NYC No Kill pays only … Continue reading

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Paying Lip Service to No Kill: Lost in The Matrix

The term “No Kill” is a popular one. Many shelters claim to want to be No Kill, or claim that they already are No Kill, or claim to be working towards No Kill. Many of those shelters aren’t and have … Continue reading

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NYCACC: It Gets Worse

The number of computer “glitches” is accelerating, animals are being killed before anyone checks to see if a group has stepped up to save them. New Hope is in disarray, the new computer system a failure – it has actually … Continue reading

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NYCACC: Just Kill the Kittens

I try to transport animals out of New York City Animal Care & Control (NYCACC) whenever I can. Theoretically, transport is available through the Mayor’s Alliance, but Pets Alive Middletown is a minimum of a two hour drive, one way, … Continue reading

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NYC Feral Cat Regulations: We Were For It Before We Were Against It

Today I attended a hearing of the New York City Council Health Committee as they pondered an amendment to the disastrous Local Law 59 of 2011, which I wrote about extensively back before it was passed – it was then … Continue reading

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