Sliwa proposes giving $1K to people who adopt pet from city shelter

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He wants to throw them a bone. Republican mayoral nominee Curtis Sliwa is proposing that the city cover $1,000 in pet expenses for anyone who saves a dog or cat from being euthanized at a city shelter. The animal-loving candidate — who lives in a studio apartment with 15 rescue […]

He wants to throw them a bone.

Republican mayoral nominee Curtis Sliwa is proposing that the city cover $1,000 in pet expenses for anyone who saves a dog or cat from being euthanized at a city shelter.

The animal-loving candidate — who lives in a studio apartment with 15 rescue cats — cited a Post article Saturday which revealed that the Animal Care Centers of NYC had 1,393 pets dumped off to them in June, more than double February’s 631 figure.

Many of the discarded pets came from people who got them for comfort during COVID-19, only to now want to be rid of them.

Sliwa is proposing giving people who adopt animals a $1,000 “Pet Snap Card” that they could use for food, supplies and related expenses at local stores.

The move would cost an estimated nearly $3.2 million annually, Sliwa told The Post.

“This Pet SNAP Card will help promote and facilitate adoptions throughout New York City by easing the financial expenses of pets,” said the Guardian Angels founder in a statement.

“It works in the same way the traditional SNAP program except it can only be used toward pet expenses; food, supplies, vet care, etc.

New Yorker Curtis Sliwa, with his wife Nancy and their blind rescue cat Homer in their 300 Sq.ft. apartment
Curtis Sliwa and his wife Nancy have a blind rescue cat.
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“This direct interface with the animal shelter will also facilitate that every animal coming into and going out of the shelter is spayed/ neutered and vaccinated,” he added.

“This will save thousands of animals from being euthanized,” Sliwa predicted.

The funding for the “Pet Snap Card” would come from the $23 million Animal Care & Control Budget, Sliwa said.

In November, Sliwa will face off against Democratic mayoral nominee Eric Adams, the current Brooklyn borough president who is the heavy favorite to win the general election.

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