Confirmed victory

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.

Letter to
Committee on Health Rosie Mendez
Committee on Health Peter F. Vallone, Jr.
Committee on Health Mathieu Eugene
and 10 others
Committee on Health Inez E Dickens
Chair, Committee on Health Maria Del Carmen Arroyo
Committee on Health Joel Rivera
Committee on Health Albert Vann
Committee on Health James G. Van Bramer
Committee on Health Helen D Foster
New York City Council
Council Speaker Christine Quinn
Committee on Health Deborah L. Rose
Committee on Health Julissa Ferreras
Int. No. 655 is an important humane bill that would enhance public safety by allowing the public to turn in homeless or stray animals 7 days a week in all boroughs.

The bill would also save NYC money by requiring all outside free-roaming cats to be sterilized and allowing trap, neuter and return programs for the city.

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.

This bill would be a model for other cities throughout the country. Please help save lives and tax dollars by supporting Int. 655.

Sincerely,