An Interview With Jane Hoffman, President and Chairwoman of the Board of Directors, The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals
The Mayor's Alliance was founded in 2002. Members of the animal law committee at the New York City Bar Association initially contacted (newly elected) Mayor Bloomberg's transition team. At the time, the euthanasia rate at the city shelters was 74 percent, and it was clear a new approach to animal welfare was needed. After initial talks, the alliance organized as a public-private partnership with the City of New York, but its funding is 100 percent private. Mayor's Alliance works with 160+ nonprofit animal rescue groups and shelters in the NYC area, ranging from the ASPCA to neighborhood-based rescue groups.