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Tailof two cities

  1. 1. A Tail of Two Cities: Learn How New York 11/3/09 and Calgary Are Working for the Animals A Tail of Two Cities How Calgary and New York City are Working for the Animals TWO DIFFERENT CITIES •  Different sizes… •  Different populations… •  Different geographic features… •  Different programs… •  Common objective… No More Homeless Pets Jane Hoffman and Bill Bruce 1
  2. 2. A Tail of Two Cities: Learn How New York 11/3/09 and Calgary Are Working for the Animals Setting the Stage: The Communities CALGARY •  Alberta, in Western Canada, at the foothills of the Canadian Rockies •  Population People (2008): 1,042,892 Dogs (2008): 110,242 Cats (2008): 107,514 Setting the Stage: The Communities NEW YORK CITY •  Northeastern U.S. •  Center of NY metropolitan area, one of the most populous urban areas in the world •  Population estimates People (2007): >8,300,000 Dogs 1,779,000 Cats 1,673,000 (excludes feral/outdoor) Jane Hoffman and Bill Bruce 2
  3. 3. A Tail of Two Cities: Learn How New York 11/3/09 and Calgary Are Working for the Animals Setting the Stage: The Problems CALGARY Like most cities… •  Poor license compliance •  High euthanasia (cats and dogs) •  Dogs and cats at large – high impounds •  Low return to owner rates •  High dog aggression rates Setting the Stage: The Problems NEW YORK CITY •  In 2002, 74% of cats & dogs in city shelters euthanized •  Intakes at AC&C more than 46,000 in 2003 •  Adoptions at city shelters under 5,000 in 2003 •  Adoptions by private shelters & rescue groups less than 8,000 in 2003 •  Little sense of cohesion within the rescue community Jane Hoffman and Bill Bruce 3
  4. 4. A Tail of Two Cities: Learn How New York 11/3/09 and Calgary Are Working for the Animals Setting the Stage: The Mission CALGARY Create a responsible pet owner community. Encourage a safe, healthy, vibrant community for people and their pets, through the development, education and compliance of bylaws that reflect community values. Setting the Stage: The Mission NEW YORK CITY End the killing of healthy and treatable dogs and cats at NYC’s shelters. Work with the City of New York toward the day when no New York City dog or cat of reasonable health and temperament is killed merely because he or she does not have a home. Jane Hoffman and Bill Bruce 4
  5. 5. A Tail of Two Cities: Learn How New York 11/3/09 and Calgary Are Working for the Animals Setting the Stage: Forge Partnerships CALGARY Understanding that we are dealing with a community problem that will take the collaborative resources of the community to solve. Regulatory The City of Calgary, The Province of Alberta Humane Calgary Humane Society (SPCA), Animal Rescue Foundation, MEOW Foundation Medical/Service Providers Calgary Vets, AVMA, breeders, trainers, pet stores Setting the Stage: Forge Partnerships NEW YORK CITY NYC Government Animal Care & Control of NYC Rescue Community Veterinarians Boarding Partners Maddie’s® Fund The Public Jane Hoffman and Bill Bruce 5
  6. 6. A Tail of Two Cities: Learn How New York 11/3/09 and Calgary Are Working for the Animals Objectives CALGARY Create a responsible pet owner community based on four simple principles: 1. Increase Licensing and Identification 2. Increase Spay/Neuter 3. Training, Physical Care, Socialization and Medical for companion pets 4. Do not allow pets to become threat or nuisance to the community The outcome of a responsible pet owner community will be a no more homeless pets community. Objectives NEW YORK CITY Eliminate the killing of healthy and treatable cats and dogs at NYC shelters simply because they have no other place to go. Achieve through four core objectives of ten-year Strategic Plan: 1. Increase Adoptions 2. Decrease Animal Homelessness 3. Raise Awareness 4. Strengthen Resources Jane Hoffman and Bill Bruce 6
  7. 7. A Tail of Two Cities: Learn How New York 11/3/09 and Calgary Are Working for the Animals What’s Working CALGARY •  Marketing & marketing tools •  Partnerships – working together •  Remove barriers to being a responsible pet owner •  Education – School Programs •  Drive-Home Program •  Spay/Neuter Clinic •  Clear, well understood rules •  Enforcement as the last step if necessary •  Solid licensing program (part accountability of the animal owners, also covers the program costs with not burden on the tax system) Marketing Tools Jane Hoffman and Bill Bruce 7
  8. 8. A Tail of Two Cities: Learn How New York 11/3/09 and Calgary Are Working for the Animals Increased RTOs Animal Services Officers at the Animal Services Center Jane Hoffman and Bill Bruce 8
  9. 9. A Tail of Two Cities: Learn How New York 11/3/09 and Calgary Are Working for the Animals Increased Licensing Compliance New Spay/Neuter Clinic Opened July 2009 Jane Hoffman and Bill Bruce 9
  10. 10. A Tail of Two Cities: Learn How New York 11/3/09 and Calgary Are Working for the Animals Groundbreaking for New Spay/Neuter Clinic Celebrating the Grand Opening July 2009 Jane Hoffman and Bill Bruce 10
  11. 11. A Tail of Two Cities: Learn How New York 11/3/09 and Calgary Are Working for the Animals New Spay/Neuter Clinic State-of-the-art Facility Spay/Neuter Clinic’s First Patient! Jane Hoffman and Bill Bruce 11
  12. 12. A Tail of Two Cities: Learn How New York 11/3/09 and Calgary Are Working for the Animals Animal Health Techs Animal Health Techs Jane Hoffman and Bill Bruce 12
  13. 13. A Tail of Two Cities: Learn How New York 11/3/09 and Calgary Are Working for the Animals Animal Health Techs Animal Health Techs Jane Hoffman and Bill Bruce 13
  14. 14. A Tail of Two Cities: Learn How New York 11/3/09 and Calgary Are Working for the Animals One of Calgary’s Model Canine Citizens… And a Model Feline Citizen Jane Hoffman and Bill Bruce 14
  15. 15. A Tail of Two Cities: Learn How New York 11/3/09 and Calgary Are Working for the Animals What’s Working NEW YORK CITY •  Email alerts / communications – so basic, so effective! •  Wheels of Hope Transport Program •  Mobile adoptions – NSALA adoption vans •  Capacity building grants to rescue partners •  Holding/Boarding/Medical of AC & C transfers •  Picasso Veterinary Fund •  Free & Low-cost Spay/Neuter – Maddie’s Fund, ASPCA •  Low-cost Microchipping Clinics •  Training, Development, Building Resources •  Public Relations, Marketing & Advertising •  Feral Cat Initiative First Alert for Cats Jane Hoffman and Bill Bruce 15
  16. 16. A Tail of Two Cities: Learn How New York 11/3/09 and Calgary Are Working for the Animals First Alert for Dogs New Hope Alert for Cats Jane Hoffman and Bill Bruce 16
  17. 17. A Tail of Two Cities: Learn How New York 11/3/09 and Calgary Are Working for the Animals New Hope Alert for Dogs Wheels of Hope Transport Program Jane Hoffman and Bill Bruce 17
  18. 18. A Tail of Two Cities: Learn How New York 11/3/09 and Calgary Are Working for the Animals Mobile Adoptions North Shore Animal League America Mobile Adoption Centers Host APOs Every Weekend Animal Haven ASPCA NSALA Capacity Building Grants Animal Haven Adoption Center Jane Hoffman and Bill Bruce 18
  19. 19. A Tail of Two Cities: Learn How New York 11/3/09 and Calgary Are Working for the Animals Capacity Building Grants Herding Dog Rescue Shelter Upgrade New Isolation Room New Kennels Capacity Building Grants KittyKind In-store Adoption Center Jane Hoffman and Bill Bruce 19
  20. 20. A Tail of Two Cities: Learn How New York 11/3/09 and Calgary Are Working for the Animals Holding, Boarding and Medical Picasso Veterinary Fund Jane Hoffman and Bill Bruce 20
  21. 21. A Tail of Two Cities: Learn How New York 11/3/09 and Calgary Are Working for the Animals Free & Low-cost Spay/Neuter Resources Free & Low-cost Microchipping Jane Hoffman and Bill Bruce 21
  22. 22. A Tail of Two Cities: Learn How New York 11/3/09 and Calgary Are Working for the Animals APO Strength Trainings Public Relations The Maddie’s® Fund Mascot spreads our messages throughout NYC Jane Hoffman and Bill Bruce 22
  23. 23. A Tail of Two Cities: Learn How New York 11/3/09 and Calgary Are Working for the Animals Public Relations Community Event Sponsorships Marketing Adopt-Me Vests Jane Hoffman and Bill Bruce 23
  24. 24. A Tail of Two Cities: Learn How New York 11/3/09 and Calgary Are Working for the Animals Marketing Promoting Adoptions on the Internet Advertising Jane Hoffman and Bill Bruce 24
  25. 25. A Tail of Two Cities: Learn How New York 11/3/09 and Calgary Are Working for the Animals NYC Feral Cat Initiative Measuring Our Progress CALGARY •  Intakes - decreasing •  Returns to owners – increasing 85% for dogs, 57% for cats •  Adoptions - increasing •  Euthanasia – decreasing 6% for dog, 17% for cats •  Animal Aggression – decreasing to 145 bites in 2008 •  Amount of enforcement needed – 2515 tickets issued in 2008 Jane Hoffman and Bill Bruce 25
  26. 26. A Tail of Two Cities: Learn How New York 11/3/09 and Calgary Are Working for the Animals Licensing Compliance Dogs •  100,250 licensed dogs as of 2008 December •  Approx. 91% compliance Cats •  48,000 licensed cats as of 2008 December • Approx. 45% compliance Cats Impounded 2007 2008 • 680 Impounded • 799 Impounded • 48% Returned • 56% Returned to to owner (328) owner (445) • 30% Adopted • 26% Adopted (202) (209) • 22% Euthanized • 18% Euthanized (150) (145) Jane Hoffman and Bill Bruce 26
  27. 27. A Tail of Two Cities: Learn How New York 11/3/09 and Calgary Are Working for the Animals Disposition of Cats 1991-2008 Dogs Impounded 2007 2008 • 4746 dogs • 4830 dogs impounded impounded • 85% (4125) returned • 86% (4062) returned to owner. Of these: to owner. Of these: • 27% driven directly home • 29% driven directly home (1325) (1372) • 58% picked up from • 57% picked up from Animal Animal Services (2800) Services (2692) • 9% adopted (431) • 8% adopted (370) • 6% euthanized (274) • 6% euthanized (314) Jane Hoffman and Bill Bruce 27
  28. 28. A Tail of Two Cities: Learn How New York 11/3/09 and Calgary Are Working for the Animals Disposition of Impounded Dogs 1984 - 2008 Aggressive Dog Incidents 1984-2008 Jane Hoffman and Bill Bruce 28
  29. 29. A Tail of Two Cities: Learn How New York 11/3/09 and Calgary Are Working for the Animals Measuring Our Progress NEW YORK CITY •  Euthanasia decreased from 74% in 2002 to 39% in 2008. •  Adoptions more than doubled -- from 12,692 in 2003 to 26,593 in 2008. •  Intakes at NYC Shelters have remained relatively level. EUTHANASIA AT AC & C - DOGS & CATS BREAKDOWN 69% 59% 49% 53% 69% 47% 43% 73% 39% 49% 62% 56% 62% 45% 55% 41% 47% 43% 39% 36% • Percentage in bars represent % of intake Jane Hoffman and Bill Bruce 29
  30. 30. A Tail of Two Cities: Learn How New York 11/3/09 and Calgary Are Working for the Animals MPP & AC & C Adoptions 26,593 24,986 23,245 21,748 18,477 12,819 INTAKE- AC & C BREAKDOWN OF DOGS & CATS 49% 69% 66% 58% 58% 64% 67% 61% 42% 42% 39% 36% 34% 33% Percentage in bars represent % of intake In 2007 compared to 2003: Dog intake decreased by 5,691 (29%) , Cat intake increased 1,752 (6.5%) -- Key to progress: reduction of cat intake - increase capacity of low cost S/N, increase of cat adoptions and transfers Jane Hoffman and Bill Bruce 30
  31. 31. A Tail of Two Cities: Learn How New York 11/3/09 and Calgary Are Working for the Animals We hear “thank you” all the time from the people in our communities who care about the animals and support our work. But these are the Faces of Appreciation that keep us working harder every day!... Jane Hoffman and Bill Bruce 31
  32. 32. A Tail of Two Cities: Learn How New York 11/3/09 and Calgary Are Working for the Animals QUESTIONS? Jane Hoffman and Bill Bruce 32
  33. 33. A Tail of Two Cities: Learn How New York 11/3/09 and Calgary Are Working for the Animals Thank you for joining us today! Jane Hoffman and Bill Bruce 33

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