South Queens, NY – New York State Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) had her office filled to the brim with animal supplies donated by residents throughout the community. For weeks on end, the Assemblywoman’s office was a revolving door of residents from the Peninsula, along with Broad Channel, Howard Beach and Ozone Park who dropped off supplies. Donations from the community ranged from food, to toys, collars, water bowls, along with blankets and sheets.
The Assemblywoman dropped off a portion of the accumulated animal donations to the Animal Care Center (ACC), which included over 150 pounds of food and over 250 sheets and towels. The ACC was overwhelmed by the generosity of the community as they expressed how they will use the supplies to feed and comfort the furry friends waiting to find their furrr-ever homes. The remaining supplies of 100’s of blankets and sheets, food and toys went to several local animal shelters in South Queens and the Rockaway Peninsula
“This is a community that loves its animals and that was shown through this amazing level of generosity,” said Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato. “Everyone who came here to drop off supplies shared their own story about their furry friend because in this district we treat our animals with love and appreciate the work the rescues do. I am so grateful for our community's engagement as we are able to show our love and support to animals,” said Pheffer Amato.
The ACC had reached out to the Assemblywoman due to her well-known love of animals as it was in desperate need of supplies. The Assemblywoman had also recently worked with the 100th Precinct to rescue a dog and several cats from a condemned house in Broad Channel. The Assemblywoman’s own rescue cat, Sugar, said “Meow” as she too appreciated the community's donations and support.