Animal Issues

NYC Feral Cat Initiative Workshop: Building Shelters for Outdoor Cats – January 4

NYC Feral Cat Initiative Workshop: Building Shelters for Outdoor Cats – January 4

Building Shelters for Outdoor Cats Thursday, January 4, 2018 6:30-8:30 p.m. ASPCA Midtown Administrative Offices 520 8th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10018 Learn the materials, tools, and skills needed to build warm, waterproof shelters to protect feral and […]

Honorees with their awards. Photo credit: ASPCA

Bronx NYPD Officers Honored at ASPCA Appreciation Luncheon

NEW YORK — The ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) recently honored 16 members of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and one Assistant District Attorney for their tireless efforts to help animals through […]

New Independent Study Reveals Scientific Basis for DEC’s Mute Swan Control Program is Unsound

New Independent Study Reveals Scientific Basis for DEC’s Mute Swan Control Program is Unsound

Goosewatch NYC, The Pegasus Foundation and The Pettus Crowe Foundation React to the Third Draft of the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Mute Swan Management Plan New Independent Study Reveals Scientific Basis for DEC’s Mute Swan Control Program is Unsound  […]

by · December 12, 2017 · Animal Issues, Bulletin Board
53 Dogs Rescued from Puerto Rico Arrive in NYC and are Available for Adoption

53 Dogs Rescued from Puerto Rico Arrive in NYC and are Available for Adoption

53 Dogs Rescued from Puerto Rico Arrive in NYC Dogs at Animal Haven Shelter Can be Adopted Starting Tuesday NEW YORK, NY – On Sunday, 53 stray dogs rescued from Puerto Rico arrived in New York City. The animals were […]

by · November 3, 2017 · Animal Issues, Bulletin Board
USDA Extends Comment Period for Public Input on Updates to Animal Welfare Act Licensing Requirements

USDA Extends Comment Period for Public Input on Updates to Animal Welfare Act Licensing Requirements

Washington, D.C., October 20, 2017 — The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is announcing the extension of the comment period for potential updates to the Animal Welfare Act licensing requirements. The comment period […]

by · October 23, 2017 · Animal Issues, Bulletin Board
New DEC Mute Swan Management Plan Announced, GooseWatch NYC Asking Public for Comments

New DEC Mute Swan Management Plan Announced, GooseWatch NYC Asking Public for Comments

In December 2016, Governor Cuomo signed legislation into law sponsored by Assemblymember Cymbrowitz and Senator Avella to stop the DEC’s plan to kill New York’s mute swans. The new law established a two-year moratorium on the DEC’s mute swan management plans, and requires […]

BRONX DA: BRONX MAN INDICTED FOR AGGRAVATED CRUELTY TO ANIMALS

BRONX DA: BRONX MAN INDICTED FOR AGGRAVATED CRUELTY TO ANIMALS

NYClass Statement on the Cancellation of Cruel Exhibits at the Guggenheim Museum

NYClass Statement on the Cancellation of Cruel Exhibits at the Guggenheim Museum

NYCLASS STATEMENT ON THE CANCELLATION OF CRUEL EXHIBITS AT THE GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM New York, NY – Animal rights group NYCLASS (New Yorkers for Clean, Livable and Safe Streets) today released a statement on the cancellation of parts of the Guggenheim […]

Summer Workshops to Enhance Your TNR Skills Hosted by NYC Feral Cat Initiative

Summer Workshops to Enhance Your TNR Skills Hosted by NYC Feral Cat Initiative

Tuesday, August 8th 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Infection Control Michael Berman, DVM, of On the Go Veterinary Services will present a program about practical infection control geared for individuals who work in animal rescue and those who perform Trap-Neuter-Return […]

Power to the Paw: Official Launch of Empire State Humane Voters

Power to the Paw: Official Launch of Empire State Humane Voters

Seriously Guys, Baby Rabbits and Chickens Are Not Appropriate as Easter Gifts

Seriously Guys, Baby Rabbits and Chickens Are Not Appropriate as Easter Gifts

Easter is coming and many animal advocacy organizations are urging parents not to buy live Easter animals like rabbits and baby chicks. “Rabbits and chickens can make wonderful companions, but those adorable babies grow up quickly into adults that will […]

by · April 16, 2017 · Animal Issues, Pets
A dead dolphin was seen in the Hutchinson River near Glover Field in Pelham, March 24, 2017. (Photo: Lohud.com)

Dolphin found dead in Hutchinson River

The Mount Vernon Daily Voice reported Sunday on “the discovery of a dead dolphin in the Hutchinson River near the Mount Vernon/Pelham border is bringing attention to the Mount Vernon sewer system.”   According to the Journal News, the dolphin was […]

Bronx DA: Bronx Man Sentenced to One Year for Beating Puppy

Bronx DA: Bronx Man Sentenced to One Year for Beating Puppy

Animal Advocates Should Not Have To Play Tug Of War On Transparency With New Administration’s USDA

Animal Advocates Should Not Have To Play Tug Of War On Transparency With New Administration’s USDA

SCHUMER: TRUMP ADMINISTRATION USDA IS HIDING CRITICAL INFO THAT HELPS PREVENT ANIMAL CRUELTY AND TRACKS ‘PUPPY MILLS’; SENATOR URGES FEDS TO BRING BACK ONLINE DATABASE THAT TRACKS THOUSANDS OF BREEDING FACILITIES & PREVENTS CRUELTY; BRINGING ANIMAL ABUSE TO LIGHT DEMANDS […]

by · February 21, 2017 · Animal Issues, Government
Photo c/o NYPD

PETA Offers $5,000 Reward for Information on Whoever Left Injured Dog in Garbage Can

REWARD OF UP TO $5,000 OFFERED TO HELP NAB WHOEVER LEFT INJURED DOG IN GARBAGE CAN PETA Offer Comes After Poodle Mix Is Left to Die New York — A severely battered dog was found in a trash can outside […]

by · December 27, 2016 · Animal Issues, Bulletin Board, Crime