Animal Welfare Committee

Animal Welfare

Co-chairs: Kathy Nizzari & Linda Jacobson

With the increasing focus of the City Council and New York State Legislature on Animal Welfare issues, our committee was formed to propose and monitor pending legislation, as well as comment on existing legislation.  

The VID Animal Welfare Committee advises the executive committee on current issues affecting animals, including hosting panel discussions with guest speakers and drafting its annual legislative agenda. We work with City and State legislators to shape laws to protect animals. Our advocacy includes letters of support and drafting and delivering testimony for public hearings. We engage with and educate local elected officials and key decision-makers.
Members: Melissa Carty, L. Austin D’Souza, Debra Sherman, & David Siffert