Animal Welfare

The humane treatment of animals in New York should always be a priority for the city. The City of New York can do more work to pass legislation to protect animals from cruelty and exploitation. John Doyle has worked to protect green space in the Bronx to help ensure that people and their pets have a natural space to enjoy. He also helped in the creation of the Pelham Bay Dog Run, is currently working to create a new run in his home neighborhood in City Island, and supports the creation of one in Throggs Neck near the Throggs Neck Houses. He is also the proud dad of a dog named Murphy.

As City Councilman, John will

  • Fight to ensure that the city follows through on the construction of a full service animal shelter in the Bronx, provide increased funding for our city’s homeless animals, and provide funding for spay and neuter clinics.
  • Secure funding for trap-neuter-release programs to humanely manage community cat populations.
  • Work to pass Intro 1265 and 506 to protect the rights of tenants with pets.
  • Ensure that animal cruelty laws are strongly enforced in our city by the NYPD and Department of Health
  • Partner with organizations to provide low cost vet care in low income communities.
  • Provide funding for pet-friendly domestic violence shelters.