- No-Kill NYC. As a city touting itself as progressive, we have one of the least progressive animal shelters in NYC. Los Angeles has no kill shelters already and we can follow their model to create the same success in NYC.
- Using a portion NYC shelter funding to make spay/neuter available to all NYC residents which will stem the tide of unwanted animals coming into shelters.
- Using a portion of shelter funding to spay/neuter outdoor community animals stemming the amount of animals coming into shelters. (NYC Council unanimously approved this several years ago and Cuomo vetoed it so definitely has support already)
- Elevating Crimes Against Animals by putting more cops in this dedicated division and holding DA’s offices responsible for active prosecution of such offenders (this is incredibly important in also addressing the link between those who abuse people having first started off abusing animals – this early identification and treatment/prosecution of such individuals would ultimately lead to less offenses against citizens)
- Fighting the oppressive regulations about animals in homes, such as NYCHA’s fairly new regulation banning dogs over 15 pounds and creating incentives for landlords to ease restrictions on animal bans in rental apartments. These are 2 HUGE reasons why people have to give up pets they have owned for years and needs to stop.
Animal rights activists protest city’s kill-shelter policy →
New York Post – September 16, 2017
Curtis Sliwa vows to end animal ‘kill’ shelters in NYC if elected mayor →
New York Post – April 15, 2021
Curtis Sliwa to submit to get ‘Animal Welfare’ party on NYC mayoral ballot →
New York Post – May 25, 2021
Curtis Sliwa to submit for ‘Animal Welfare’ on NYC mayoral ballot →
Report Door – May 25, 2021
Curtis Sliwa, Republican candidate, campaigns on the liberal West Side →
New York Times – June 22, 2021
Curtis Sliwa gives an inside look of what life is like with 15 cats →
New York Post – June 23, 2021