How You Can Help
There are lots of ways you can support the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals and our Alliance Participating Organizations (APOs).
Before the Mayor's Alliance was formed, 74% of the 35,000+ animals entering AC&C were euthanized, many for lack of space. Today, over 20,000 more dogs and cats are saved in NYC each year and the euthanasia rate is 22.6% of intake. With your help, we are on track to make NYC a community where no dogs or cats of reasonable health and temperament are killed simply because they do not have homes.
Dedicate any special occasion to NYC's homeless pets or community cats! Make the most of your big day by setting up an online fundraising page for the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals in honor of the special events, people, and pets in your life.
Volunteers are a critical part of the success of animal shelters, rescue groups, and welfare efforts, and essential to achieving our collective goal of saving the lives of homeless animals in New York City. We want to help you find a way to volunteer that offers you an experience that you can both enjoy and feel is making a difference.
Foster volunteers provide temporary care for dogs, cats, or rabbits in their homes, offering these pets much-appreciated time in a real home setting instead of a shelter or boarding facility while they await adoption. Most animal shelters and rescue groups are always looking for committed and reliable foster volunteers to care for animals in their homes while they await permanent homes. In fact, many rescue groups rely exclusively on volunteer foster homes because they do not have a shelter to house their animals.
If you can walk, run, wheel, swim…hop, skip or jump…you can help us go the distance toward the lifesaving goal of the Mayor's Alliance. Join the Miles For Paws charity fitness team to increase awareness and fundraise to benefit the littlest New Yorkers!
Even if you can't donate, fundraise, volunteer, foster, or join the Miles For Paws team at this time, there are lots of other ways you can help the Mayor's Alliance help New York City's animals!