Since 2003, the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, a New York City animal welfare organization partnering with 150 nonprofit and no-kill shelters and rescues, has helped to drastically reduce the heartbreaking euthanasia rate at NYC's Animal Care and Control by 74 percent.
Each pet rescued deserves his own story to be told about his own life; meet Freddie, a three-month-old pit bull whose future didn't look too bright not too long ago.
A family living in an apartment in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn was hiding Freddie. The dog was discovered in the bathroom where he had been tied to the toilet for a month and had not been taken outdoors. During that time he had barely been fed, so he wouldn't defecate.
And why did Freddie have to endure this obvious neglect? Sadly, the family who owned him were told no pit bulls were allowed. They didn't want to give him up.
When a social worker heard of the situation, she contacted Helping Pets and People in Crisis, an emergency response program, an initiative of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals. In turn Rescuzilla, another member organization, was able to find a foster home for Freddie.
Freddie has since been neutered and vaccinated by a veterinarian as part of the responsible leadership of the organization. And Freddie was able to travel in style - the Alliance's Wheels of Hope was there to help him get to his new home.
Started in 2003 by Jane Hoffman, who left a successful legal career to co-found the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, 240,000 animals have been rescued from being euthanized; significantly raising New York City's animal-adoption rate by finding homes for 230,000 cats and dogs.
Under Jane Hoffman's leadership, this 501(c)3 continues to make profound changes in the lives of so many animals. Please help continue their mission. Information about donating to this fine organization can be found by clicking here.
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