What Is The Problem?
Our animal shelters are full. Our rescues are full. People who have to re-home their pets have no place to go. Thousands of cats are “dumped” on our streets each year, often to reproduce and add to the problem of homeless animals, while too many pets—cats and dogs—to count land in our animal shelters. We can’t work any harder, but we can work smarter. Looking at successful programs from around the country, we have borrowed the best ideas from such diverse programs as the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, the City of Calgary Animal & Bylaw Services, and the Animal Alliance of Western New York, with the goal of working together to ensure that every adoptable pet has a home, that no more pets are euthanized in shelters, and that homeless animals no longer wander our streets.
What Do We Propose?
The Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse proposes a collaboration between shelters, rescuers, Animal Control, police, and other agencies who can share resources, expertise, and information. Patterned after the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC‘s Animals, we hope to bring or expand programs with a common objective: No more homeless pets. We also look forward to coordinated, multi-agency responses in animal hoarding and animal cruelty situations, greater compliance with licensing and nuisance laws, and a more enlightened and responsible attitude toward companion animals in the City of Syracuse and surrounding areas.