We are excited to announce the grand opening of the Staten Island Animal Care Center, named in honor of Tommy Monahan, a 9-year-old Staten Island boy who lost his life trying to save his pets during a fire.
On Wednesday Oct. 26, 2022, Animal Care Centers of NYC held a ribbon cutting ceremony on the South Shore. Mayor Eric Adams made an appearance at the event, bestowing the family with a proclamation that declared the date as Tommy Monahan Day in New York City.
“The creation of the new Staten Island Animal Care Center, initially inspired by Tommy’s incredible heroism, now has the capacity to house more animals than ever,” the mayor said.
Risa Weinstock, the executive director of Animal Care Centers of NYC, said the new facility represents a vast improvement over the previous one, with more than twice as much space to house and care for the animals.