UPDATE 3/7: Lennox is SAFE and has been transported out of NYCACC. Please see this update for further information and THANK YOU all!
Lennox the cat was turned in to New York City Animal Care and Control with the note that he had attacked someone. While at NYCACC, Lennox has earned their highest behavior rating. His notes say that he solicits attention at the front of his cage, leans into a human hand, has a soft and relaxed body posture, and displays no aggression.
There has been no investigation by the NYC Department of Health or NYCACC as to the circumstances surrounding his “attack”, and yet he is on NY Department of Health hold and is slated for death at any time. Did Lennox have his tail stepped on, or was he mishandled? Might he have been cornered by a stranger? We don’t know. What we do know is that the Department of Health has slated Lennox for death and that NYCACC has not advocated for him. We also know that Lennox is not neutered, and neutering him would greatly decrease any aggressive tendencies he may have (but has not shown).
Please help us help Lennox to live. He deserves to be released to a responsible partner rescue that can neuter him, thoroughly evaluate his behavior, and place him in an appropriate home.
There is a petition at change.org to request clemency for Lennox. [NOTE: Petition closed 3/7 due to Lennox being successfully released!] With every signature, emails will go to:
Thomas Farley MD, New York City Commissioner of Health
Mario Merlino, New York City Assistant Commissioner of Health
Norma S. Torres, New York City Director of Veterinary Health Services
Julie Bank, Executive Director New York City Animal Care and Control
In addition, if you can do more, please contact Dr. Farley’s office at (212) 788-5261 or fax number (212) 964-0472 and politely ask for mercy for Lennox the Cat.