Runners! Walkers!


ShoesIt’s not too early to gear up for the 2016 Festival of Races on October 2! The Animal Alliance is participating! Donate easily at https://www.crowdrise.com/syracuse-festival-of-races.

We would also love to have you JOIN Team Animal Alliance and either fund raise for our team or collect sponsors to walk or run! You choose!

Any way you can contribute will help the animals of Central NY!

Part-time Position Available


GET IExecDirPitchingInN ON THE GROUND FLOOR!

 

The Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse is a 501(c)3 charitable organization with the mission of strengthening the safety net and reducing euthanasias of healthy animals in the Central New York area. Toward that end, we are establishing a very low-cost high-volume, high-quality spay/neuter clinic in the Syracuse NY area, and are looking for an Executive Director.

During the run up to opening, this position will be a part-time and temporary trial position, with the potential to become full-time when the clinic opens.

The successful candidate will be a dynamic visionary, skilled at building and maintaining trusted relationships, who will strengthen and grow our newly formed clinic into a respected force within all sectors of the CNY community. S/he must demonstrate a passion for our mission.

The Executive Director will be a strategic thinker who will thrive on being part of building a new organizational culture, working closely with all clients, staff, volunteers, and board of directors members through sensitivity, strong listening skills and a spirit of collaboration and positive thinking. S/he must be willing to get involved hands-on to ensure success and must have proven fundraising experience.

HELP CREATE THIS BUSINESS FROM THE GROUND UP! JOIN US NOW!

Contact us at aags@twcny.rr.com if you are interested!

TEA for TWO, THREE or FOUR!


Please join us for tea on Sunday, May 15th, and be sure to wear your best tea party  hat!

 

Tea party invitation

GUEST COLUMN: Rash of animal cruelty cases demands action


By Marcia Tupper, Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse
Printed in the Eagle Star Review, February 29, 2016

http://www.eaglestarreview.com/news/2016/feb/29/guest-column-rash-animal-cruelty-cases-demands-act/Dog

The shocking flood of recent animal cruelty cases in our community may represent just the tip of the iceberg. There is no doubt that untold numbers of animals are suffering right now, beaten or starved behind closed doors, cramped in crates, tied to garages and locked in basements and attics.

In memory of Caine the pit bull and countless other animals who have suffered horribly at the hands of animal abusers, let’s “Raise Cain for Caine!”

Call your state legislators. Write. Email. Do whatever it takes to urge them to co-sponsor and promote existing bills to elevate charges and strengthen sentences for an owner’s failure to provide food, medical care and shelter for pets. Don’t forget your local judges and county district attorneys. They need to know you support tough prosecution and consequences for animal cruelty.

If you suspect something, say something. Your anonymous call may be the only thing standing between life and death for a victimized pet.

In little over two months, these cases have come to light:

  • The four-month old pup in Nedrow left out in the elements one frigid January day.
  • Night Shift, the black pit mix found 20 pounds underweight.
  • Charlie, the skeletal shepherd mix discovered near death.
  • Jada, the emaciated pit mix confined to a crate. (Even as cancer now rages through her body, stealing from her the many tomorrows she richly deserves in a loving home, her gentle nature remains unmarred.)
  • Three unnamed pit bulls found starved to death in crates at a home on Shonnard Street.
  • Caine, a pit bull mix kicked and stabbed to death during a domestic dispute.

Dogs are sentient animals, and these six victims suffered greatly, not only physically, but also emotionally.

Please ignore those who chide, “This is anthropomorphic babble. It’s only an animal!” Research indicates that dogs experience emotions similar to those of a 2-year-old child; these can include anger, joy, affection, contentment, distress and fear. The denial of a growing body of respected scientific findings about the emotional lives of dogs is, frankly, short-sighted and egocentric.

Where there is animal abuse, there is a strong likelihood that other crimes are also occurring or will occur. It is possible that the assault leveled on Caine may have prevented harm from coming to others in the family when fury reportedly overtook his abuser. Although only the court will be able to determine what actually occurred that day, it is well-documented that abuse of domestic partners often takes the form of threats of injury or death to family pets. It is a major reason many women cite for remaining with their abusers.

In the face of these heinous crimes, passions often run high in the animal welfare community; we hear anguished cries of, “An eye for an eye!” The Animal Alliance believes, however, that if we are to be truly effective in demanding humane treatment of animals, we must also direct our compassion toward the delivery of justice for all parties. Somehow, somewhere in the lives of abusers of animals and people, something went very wrong, creating within them a deep void. They filled that painful space with anger, contempt, rage, frustration, rejection, insecurity or fear so powerful that they turned it onto their helpless victims.

Make no mistake, abusers must face the consequences of their cruelty to the fullest extent allowed by our laws, laws that AAGS will fight to make tougher. But as animal welfare advocates, we also must work toward the creation of counseling and rehabilitation options for animal abusers, as well as for their victims. Children witnessing crimes of animal cruelty are especially vulnerable and in need of supportive services, as they are eight times more likely to commit acts of violence in adulthood.

For the sake of the animal victims and the human victims left scarred by this cruelty, it’s time to Raise Cain for Caine against animal abuse!

For more information, visit animalallianceofgreatersyracuse.org.

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TO REPORT ANIMAL CRUELTY:

City Residents: Call Syracuse Police Department 315-442-5336   or

                           Call 911 and request a Syracuse Police Officer

Out-of-City Residents: Call CNY SPCA

Animal Cruelty Hotline: 315-454-3469 or 911

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TO CONTACT YOUR STATE LEGISLATOR:

http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/search/https://www.nysenate.gov/

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BILLS IN THE NYS LEGISLATURE:

A.2484/S.2935 http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0A&bn=2484&term=2015 would create a statewide registry for convicted animal abusers to ensure they can never adopt or purchase an animal again and that they receive psychological evaluation and treatment.

A.1738/S.2949 http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0A&bn=A1738&term=2015would make it a felony for intentionally failing to provide adequate shelter, hydration, or proper sustenance for a dog. Currently, under the state’s Agriculture and Markets Law, it’s just a violation which carries a maximum fine of $100. This legislation will make state law on this fall into line with the punishment for Buster’s Law — up to two years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

A.0352/S.0321 http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0A&bn=352&term=2015 (Consolidated Animal Crimes Bill) would improve enforcement by placing animal crimes under the Penal Code (criminal law), transferring from Agriculture and Markets Law. The Penal Code is familiar, accessible, and taught to law enforcement personnel.

A.01679/S.04647 http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0At&bn=A.01679&term=2015 would restrict the performance of surgical devocalization procedures on dogs and cats.

A.03622/S.00098 http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A03622&term=2015 would require research dogs and cats at certain facilities to be offered for adoption through private placement.

RAISE CAIN FOR CAINE!


Following recent horrendous acts of abuse, neglect, and cruelty in our area, we untitledare FED UP! It is going to take much more than a handful of animal advocates to battle this epidemic! We need YOU to TAKE ACTION! How?

  • Report Animal Cruelty
  • Contact your legislators
  • Ask them to support legislation listed below
  • Attend Animal Advocacy Day in Albany on June 7
  • If you are available during the day, join our Court Watch program

If you too are FED UP, please TAKE ACTION TODAY!

TO REPORT ANIMAL CRUELTY:

City Residents: Call Syracuse Police Department 315-442-5336   or

                           Call 911 and request a Syracuse Police Officer

Out-of-City Residents: Call CNY SPCA

                             Animal Cruelty Hotline: 315-454-3469 or 911

TO CONTACT YOUR STATE LEGISLATOR:

http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem                           https://www.nysenate.gov/

BILLS PENDING IN THE NYS LEGISLATURE:

A.1738/S.2949 http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0A&bn=A1738&term=2015 would make it a felony for intentionally failing to provide adequate shelter, hydration, or proper sustenance for a dog. Currently, under the state’s Agriculture and Markets Law, it’s just a violation which carries a maximum fine of $100. This legislation will make state law on this fall into line with the punishment for Buster’s Law — up to two years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

A.2484/S.2935 http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0A&bn=2484&term=2015 would create a statewide registry for convicted animal abusers to ensure they can never adopt or purchase an animal again and that they receive psychological evaluation and treatment.

A.0352/S.0321
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=%0D%0A&bn=352&term=2015 (Consolidated Animal Crimes Bill) would improve enforcement by placing animal crimes under the Penal Code (criminal law), transferring from Agriculture and Markets Law. The Penal Code is familiar, accessible, and taught to law enforcement personnel.

A.01679/S.04647
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=t&bn=A.01679&term=2015 would restrict the performance of surgical devocalization procedures on dogs and cats.

A.03622/S.00098 http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A03622&term=2015 would require research dogs and cats at certain facilities to be offered for adoption through private placement.

 

Opportunity Is Yours in 2016!


Your tax deductible donation is an easy way to make a difference!

You can make a difference in the life of ONE animal by donating to our Leg Up Fund that provides medical help to homeless animals like Niño and Max,

OR

You can make a difference in the lives of MANY animals by donating to our high-volume, high-quality, very low-cost spay/neuter clinic that will provide services to under-served populations,

OR

You can make a difference in the lives of THOUSANDS of animals by donating to help us to carry the message to Albany that animals matter!

The bottom line is that the opportunity to make a difference is yours!

Please give today via Paypal or by check to PO Box 94, Liverpool, NY 13088.

Great Opportunities

They are counting on you!


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The Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse is a 501c3 non-profit organization. We receive no funding other than what your generosity leads you to give, and all donations are tax deductible!

Whether it be:

  • our Leg Up Fund that provides medical help to homeless animals like Niño,
  • our Keeping Faith Fund, which offers rewards for the successful prosecution of animal abusers,
  • or our high-volume, high-quality, very low-cost spay/neuter clinic that will provide services to under-served populations,

ALL our programs for animals depend on you!

Please give via Paypal or by check to PO Box 94, Liverpool, NY 13088.

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Shop AMAZON SMILE to reduce euthanasia in CNY!


 

Every day that passes, adoptable animals are being euthanized in CNY! Animals that are never born won’t meet with this heartbreaking end. That is why AAGS is working to open a high-volume, high-quality spay-neuter clinic;SadPuppy2

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You eat, UNO GIVES!


Print out these coupons and take one each time you go to UNO in Fayetteville ANY DAY in OCTOBER. UNO will GIVE The Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse a donation of up to 20% of your bill!

You enjoy an evening out and they make the donation! Eat in, have drinks at the bar or take-out, just give them the coupon when you pay. Together we can help the animals in Central New York!UNO coupon

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