Cute canines from Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) and the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) took part in a “City Howl” pet adoption event during Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog-Month. Learn about pet adoption.
Every Friday, NYC public school cafeterias feature a nutritious plant-based dish as the primary menu item. Plant-based meals are rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and protein, helping to ensure that students receive the recommended five servings of fruit and vegetables a day. Learn more
Mayor Adams joined in the grand opening celebration for the new Staten Island Animal Care Center, a project that was managed by DDC for DOHMH and Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC). The lobby is dedicated to Tommy Monahan, a Staten Island boy who loved animals. Learn more
To help New Yorkers and their pets stay safe during emergencies, the NYC Emergency Management Department hosted an emergency preparedness event for pets and service animals at Union Square Park in September. Learn more.
The Mayor’s Office of Animal Welfare, housed within the Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit, was established in accordance with Chapter 23 of the New York City Charter. The Office has the power to advise and assist the Mayor in the coordination and cooperation among City agencies for animal welfare administration, regulation, management and programs, and promotes a vision for a fairer city to animal welfare.
The Office recognizes the exchange between human social justice issues, environmental sustainability, and animal welfare, and therefore aims to facilitate solutions that address the integrated nature of these problems.
The Mayor's Office of Animal Welfare has four main focus areas: