NYCHA Pet Policy Hearing

There's an important hearing tonight about pets in public housing run by NYCHA and we need your help. We need to let NYCHA know that dropping breed and weight restrictions on dogs, allowing 2 cats instead of just 1, and waiving the pet fee for any resident who adopts a pet from Animal Care Centers of New York will benefit both residents and NYC animals! You can comment at tonight's hearing or write in comments via email

Breed and weight restrictions, like those currently in place, are shown to be ineffective and lead to the abandonment of dogs which contributes to the already overburdened shelters. Lifting the weight restriction would allow for a greater number of homeless animals to be adopted from Animal Care Centers, other not for profit shelters and rescue groups in NYC working to find homes for cats and dogs.

Additionally, cats are social animals and most do well with a companion. Cats are quiet, non-disruptive, and provide companionship to their guardians. Allowing tenants to have two cats will benefit tenants, cats, and NYC Animal Care Centers.

We also suggest that if any pet is adopted from NYC ACC that the $25 fee be waived to promote the adoption of the countless homeless pets in our city shelters and support the requirements in place requiring all pets be spayed, neutered, and licensed.


What: The public is invited to comment on the FY 2017 Draft Agency Annual Plan at a public hearing

Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Where: Borough Of Manhattan Community College
  199 Chambers Street
  New York, New York 10007

Details: Written comments regarding the FY 2017 Draft Agency Annual Plan are encouraged. Faxed submissions will be accepted at (212) 306-7905. Comments may also be emailed to [email protected]
August 03, 2016 at 5:30pm - 8pm
Borough Of Manhattan Community College
199 Chambers St
New York, NY 10007
United States
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