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Out of the Cage! The Blog of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals



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2021 Annual Report




(Photos by Bill E. Axell and Mark McQueen)

Photos by Bill E. Axell and Mark McQueen

Letter From the President

Nearly two years into the pandemic, the Alliance has adapted to the ups and downs of the COVID rollercoaster. Along with many of our partners in the NYC rescue community, we shifted our focus as required to best meet the needs of our constituents – NYC’s animals and the people who care for them.

First and foremost, the Alliance has continued to strive to be a consistent and reliable source of information and guidance for New York City pet owners.

In 2021 we responded to hundreds of requests for information about low-cost spay/neuter and other veterinary services. As a result of COVID-related program changes at non-profits providers and private veterinary facilities, accompanied by staff shortages at most veterinary operations, delays and waitlists for veterinary care at most facilities that serve lower-income pet owners have become the norm.

Through our informational phone line and website, and numerous daily emails, the Alliance has helped hundreds of pet owners connect with service providers to care for their pets. We applaud our non-profit colleagues and partners who attempted to keep affordable spay/neuter and other vet care available, albeit less than pre-pandemic levels.

Please read our 2021 Annual Report for details about more of our 2021 activities.

Our successes in 2021 were made possible because of our dedicated supporters who believe in our work and who share our commitment to New York City’s animals. Since our founding in 2003, private support has fueled our success, as the Alliance receives no government funding.

We invite you to continue to join our efforts to make New York City the best community it can be for companion animals, homeless animals, community cats, and the people who care about them. We hope you will continue to follow our activities on our blog, our website, and Facebook.


Jane Hoffman, President

Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals


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The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (EIN: 73-1653635). All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. A copy of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals' latest annual report may be obtained, upon request, from the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals or from the New York State Attorney General's Charities Bureau, Attn: FOIL Officer, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.