Help Save New York City  Animal Lives - Support Int. 655
  • Petitioned Rosie Mendez

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Committee on Health
Rosie Mendez
Committee on Health
Deborah L. Rose
Council Speaker
Christine Quinn
New York City Council
Committee on Health
Helen D Foster
Committee on Health
James G. Van Bramer
Committee on Health
Albert Vann
Committee on Health
Joel Rivera
Chair, Committee on Health
Maria Del Carmen Arroyo
Committee on Health
Inez E Dickens
Committee on Health
Mathieu Eugene
Committee on Health
Peter F. Vallone, Jr.
Committee on Health
Julissa Ferreras

Help Save New York City Animal Lives - Support Int. 655

    1. Ledy VanKavage
    2. Petition by

      Ledy VanKavage

      Collinsville, IL

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September 2011

Victory

New York City Council fast-tracked Int. 655, saying that "animals in the city face an emergency." The bill was supported by more than 500 Change.org members and will extend hours at animal rescue centers, making it easier for lost pets to be reunited with their owners and for homeless pets to have a chance at adoption. It also extends other services, increases funding for animal control, and seeks to strengthen trap-neuter-return programs for feral cats in the city.

Int. No. 655 would allow Trap, Neuter, Return programs in NYC and require all free-roaming owned cats to be sterilized. It would also require New York City Animal Shelters to be open 12 hours a day, seven days a week to receive homeless and stray animals.

It would also increase accountability by requiring New York City Animal Care and Control to report the number of animals turned in, picked up, returned to owner, adopted, and euthanized. It would also require reporting of staffing levels.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Help for NYC Shelters - and Cats - is on the way

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      Animal Law Coalition reviews (and supports) Int. 655, calling it "a victory for animals and a model program that could influence other communities."

    2. Reached 500 signatures
    3. Victory! NYC Homeless Pets Get Funding, Bill Proposed for Shelter Reform

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      Animal advocates and Change.org members scored a huge victory when they successfully lobbied  to increase the funding levels at New York City's Animal Care and Control. Let's face it, in this economy, that was not easy feat. Mayor Bloomberg and New...

    4. Reached 100 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • J B WAKE FOREST, NC
      • about 3 years ago

      I have a cat that comes here I feed it each night, Its a male. I can't get near it, But I will do my best to see that it has a place to stay warm this winter too. All animals deserve food

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    • Laura Campbell LA HABRA, CA
      • about 3 years ago

      Why should shelters ever be closed, with only unsupervised night staff on hand? Open 12-hours every day is the least you can do, please. And how could animal control not do all it can to prevent more litters? TNR works and saves millions of future lives. Please do this. And full accountability should be automatic, not have to be asked for.

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    • tracey purnell EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 3 years ago

      trap/neuter/ return is the only solution.

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    • Ruth Serra CLEARWATER, FL
      • about 3 years ago

      Animals have brains but no understanding of knowledge, Humans have knowledge but no brains, if they (Humans) did have brains they would not do all the horrible things that they do!

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    • melinda allen SHIPPENSBURG, PA
      • about 3 years ago

      i agree with sharon,all shelters should be a no kill.

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