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Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, Inc.

Adopt A Little New Yorker!

aka the Alliance   |   New York, NY   |  www.AnimalAllianceNYC.org

Mission

The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity, is the sole umbrella organization for animal welfare in NYC. Since 2003, we have worked with our coalition of 150+ rescue groups and shelters to find homes for thousands of New York City's dogs and cats to transform New York City into a more humane community, where no dogs or cats of reasonable health or temperament are killed simply because they do not have homes. While we work collaboratively with the City of New York, we are a 501(c)(3) charity and do not receive any government funding, nor are we a city agency. The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals is committed to seeing the day when no New York City dog or cat of reasonable health and temperament is killed merely because he or she does not have a home.

Ruling year info

2002

Principal Officer

Jane Hoffman

Main address

244 Fifth Avenue Suite R290

New York, NY 10001 USA

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EIN

73-1653635

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (D12)

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our mission since 2003 was to transform New York City into a no-kill city where no dogs or cats of reasonable health or temperament are killed simply because they do not have homes,

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Connecting NYC Animal Welfare

Having accomplished our mission to transform New York City into a no-kill city, this year the Alliance has been focusing on our role as a capacity-builder, a connector, and hub for NYC animal welfare. We revamped our website to provide more in-depth resources for people who want to help animals, and people who need help to care for their pets. And we report regularly on our blog about our activities that demonstrate our commitment to make New York City a compassionate community for pets and the people who love them.

As we move through these challenging times, we will continue to:

• Advocate for pet adoption, spay/neuter, and responsible pet ownership.
• Provide limited services, resources, and guidance to local animal rescue groups and shelters.
• Act as a consultant, advisor, and mentor to communities nationally to share our knowledge and proven best practices to communities seeking to increase live release rates of shelter animals.
• Work with the City of New York to address animal welfare-related issues in our community, including working with the administration, lawmakers, and influencers to develop pro-animal legislation, and continuing to serve on the NYC Emergency Management (NYCEM) Animal Planning Task Force to develop and execute emergency response protocols for pet owners and their pets.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of press releases developed and distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals: Press releases distributed

Number of stories successfully placed in the media

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals: Stories place in the media

Number of animals given a ride on the Wheels of Hope (collectively since founding)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals' lives saved (collectively since founding)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of responses to individual pet owners and organizations about low cost spay neuter and other veterinary services. Number of visitors on FaceBook. Calls to informational phone line and website.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Connecting NYC Animal Welfare

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals works collaboratively with the City of New York, but is a 501(c)(3) charity and do not receive any government funding, nor are we a city agency.

Having accomplished our mission to transform New York City into a no-kill city where no dogs or cats of reasonable health or temperament are killed simply because they do not have homes, the Alliance will focus on our role as a capacity-builder, a connector, and hub for NYC animal welfare. We revamped our website to provide more in-depth resources for people who want to help animals, and people who need help to care for their pets. And we report regularly on our blog about our activities that demonstrate our commitment to make New York City a compassionate community for pets and the people who love them.

As we move through these challenging times, we will continue to:

• Advocate for pet adoption, spay/neuter, and responsible pet ownership.
• Provide limited services, resources, and guidance to local animal rescue groups and shelters.
• Act as a consultant, advisor, and mentor to communities nationally to share our knowledge and proven best practices to communities seeking to increase live release rates of shelter animals.
• Work with the City of New York to address animal welfare-related issues in our community, including working with the administration, lawmakers, and influencers to develop pro-animal legislation, and continuing to serve on the NYC Emergency Management (NYCEM) Animal Planning Task Force to develop and execute emergency response protocols for pet owners and their pets.

We continue to rely upon the essential collaboration of dedicated rescue groups and shelters; crucial funding support from foundations, other generous grantors, and individual donors; and the generosity and caring of the thousands of New Yorkers who adopt from shelters or rescue groups. Together, we are transforming New York City into a community where homeless animals will have the promise of a safe and loving home.

The Alliance will continue to address animal welfare needs in NYC for pets and their owners and those who want to help support animal welfare in NYC.

As we move through these challenging times, we will continue to:

• Advocate for pet adoption, spay/neuter, and responsible pet ownership.
• Provide limited services, resources, and guidance to local animal rescue groups and shelters.
• Act as a consultant, advisor, and mentor to communities nationally to share our knowledge and proven best practices to communities seeking to increase live release rates of shelter animals.
• Work with the City of New York to address animal welfare-related issues in our community, including working with the administration, lawmakers, and influencers to develop pro-animal legislation, and continuing to serve on the NYC Emergency Management (NYCEM) Animal Planning Task Force to develop and execute emergency response protocols for pet owners and their pets.

Having operated as the sole umbrella organization for animal welfare in NYC since 2003, the Alliance is uniquely positioned to effectively coordinate between stakeholders that will continue to sustain the reduction of euthanasia and promote adoption at our city shelters.

Thanks to our strong partnership with 150+ rescue groups and shelters, AC&C, and other animal welfare organizations, we have made great strides since 2003 in saving the lives of NYC's homeless cats and dogs. Euthanasia of healthy and treatable cats and dogs at AC&C has decreased every year, dropping from 75% in 2003 to less than 10% in 2019 – an all-time low. As we move forward towards our goal, we will continue to rely on our partners and the community collaboration that has made these achievements possible.

Since 2003, euthanasia at AC&C has been reduced by 81% and New York City now has the lowest euthanasia rate for shelter animals per capita of any major city in the United States. The highlights from our recently published 2013 progress report are included below.

Progress Highlights
• 9 out of every 10 lives saved
• Increase in numbers of spay/neuter surgeries available to public in NYC
• More than 350,000 lives saved since 2003 and counting

http://www.animalalliancenyc.org/about/progress2013.htm

Having achieved our mission to make NYC a no-kill city where no cat or dog is killed simply because they don't have a home, we are working to sustain that success. In order to maintain the achievements of the past decade we will continue facilitating partnerships within the animal welfare community to achieve our common mission of a no-kill New York City.

We continue to work with the City of New York to address animal welfare-related issues in our community, including working with the administration, lawmakers, and influencers to develop pro-animal legislation, and continuing to serve on the NYC Emergency Management (NYCEM) Animal Planning Task Force to develop and execute emergency response protocols for pet owners and their pets.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
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  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    Along with other non-profits 2020 has been challenging for feedback and fundraising

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 08/12/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jane Hoffman

Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals

Meena Alagappan

HEART (humane education), Executive Director

Jane Hoffman

Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, President

Gail Buchwald

ASPCA, Senior Vice President, Adoption Center

Sandra DeFeo

The Humane Society of New York, Co-Executive Director and Director of Public Relations

Elizabeth Stein

Law Office of Elizabeth Stein

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/4/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/22/2020

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.