|February 17, 2012|
How Are You Celebrating I Love NYC Pets Month?
With two more weeks to go, you can still be a part of our annual month-long celebration that shines a spotlight on NYC's pets and celebrates that special bond you and your pet(s) share!
Read our fun celebration suggestions...
| Is There a Bunny in Your Future? |
February is Adopt-A-Rescued-Rabbit Month
Have you ever considered adopting a rescued rabbit? Rabbits can be wonderful companion animals for adopters who understand how to properly care for them. This month, Adopt-A-Rescued-Rabbit Month, just might be the perfect time for you to bring a new bunny into your family...or bring in a companion for a rabbit you already share your life with.
Learn about upcoming rabbit adoption events...
| Mayor's Alliance Fine-tunes the |
NYC Feral Cat Initiative for 2012
Since its launch in 2006, the NYC Feral Cat Initiative (NYCFCI) has been billed as a program of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals and Neighborhood Cats, and has been primarily funded by a grant from the Mayor's Alliance to Neighborhood Cats to administer. Over the years, the Mayor's Alliance has focused more of its resources on feral cat issues, and we determined that starting in 2012 the administration of the NYCFCI and its resources would be more effective if handled internally by the Alliance rather than by giving a grant to another organization to administer.
Learn how the NYCFCI supports and promotes Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)...
| Help for Victims of Domestic Violence |
and Their Pets
Efforts in New York City to create safe havens for victims of domestic violence and their pets was the subject of a New York Daily News article published on Saturday, January 28. According to the article, prepared by Daily News reporter Amy Sacks, nearly 85 percent of women who enter domestic abuse shelters report that their batterers had threatened, injured, or killed a family pet. Sadly, many of those women remain with their abusers because they do not want to leave beloved pets behind and at risk.
Read more about domestic violence and pets...