AC&C honors ASPCA partners (right) as “New York’s Kindest”
Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C) celebrated “New York’s Kindest” in a gala at the National Arts Club on Friday, December 6. Among those honored at the ceremony were four of the ASPCA’s own: Julie Morris, Gail Buchwald, Michelle Villagomez and Heidi Miller.
Julie Morris, the ASPCA’s SVP of Community Outreach, oversees all ASPCA financial support to AC&C, both directly and through the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals. Gail Buchwald, SVP of the ASPCA Adoption Center, which transfers and finds homes for animals from AC&C, is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals. Michelle Villagomez is the ASPCA’s NYC Legislative Director. In 2011, she spearheaded a lobbying effort in support of Local Law 59, legislation that increased the City’s annual budget for animal sheltering and services by 77 percent—to more than $12 million. Heidi Miller is Senior Director of Fundraising Strategies. Heidi was the grants officer, chief writer/editor and designer of AC&C’s 24,000-piece mailing that helped acquire new donors, increase adoptions, raise awareness and further grow the volunteer and foster programs.
The ASPCA and AC&C have been partners for over a decade, working together to rescue, rehabilitate and find loving homes for over 30,000 homeless and abandoned animals in New York City each year.
If you’re interested in supporting the AC&C, please consider donating to their Holiday Wish List.
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