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    The Mayor's Office of Animal Welfare's annual report is issued to the Mayor and the Speaker of the City Council in accordance with Local Law 204 of 2019. Read the first annual report to learn what we've done to protect animals and preserve the human-animal bond during these challenging times.

    Download the 2020 Report (PDF)
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    A historic package of animal rights legislation was signed into law by Mayor de Blasio, building on the Administration's commitment to the welfare and humane treatment of animals.
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    Starting in the 2019-20 school year, all NYC public schools are serving vegetarian menus on Mondays. Meatless Mondays is just one of the City’s meat reduction initiatives. Read about other commitments to reduce meat in the OneNYC 2050 Strategic Plan.

Welcome

The Mayor’s Office of Animal Welfare website was created to share information about how the Office works to extend the de Blasio administration’s vision for a fairer city to animal welfare.

The Mayor's Office of Animal Welfare has four main focus areas:

  • Companion Animals
  • Wildlife
  • Working Animals
  • Human Dimensions of Animal Welfare

“If our relationship with animals isn’t right, then our relationship with the earth isn’t right and our relationship with each other as human beings isn’t right…The humane concept is about all of us and it’s about everything.” 
–Mayor Bill de Blasio