Animal Care Volunteers Bite Back

19 May

Via New York Observer: At an animal rights debate last week, five mayoral hopefuls voiced their support for a change in city oversight of animal shelters.

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio set his sights on Animal Care and Control of New York City, the organization that runs the city’s shelters. “AC&C has been a mess,” Mr. de Blasio said. “It’s been unfair to animals and unfair to everyone who cares about animals.”

According to volunteers, Mr. de Blasio’s comment is right on the mark.

“A dog will have a Post-it note on its kennel card saying ‘move to isolation ward’ and it’ll be there for five days and they’ll put a new arrival right next to it,” said one volunteer, who spoke on condition of anonymity. “There is no disease management or infection control.”

Animal Care Volunteers Bite Back


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