In an interview recently New York City Animal Care and Control director Julie Bank pulled out this whopper:
“We are the triage center. We find appropriate homes for every animal—whether that is through an adopter or a temporary shelter or rescue.”
She followed that knee slapper up with…
“Every animal that comes in our doors receives medical attention.”
Except, I guess, Robert and Gloria (to name just two of the recent ones I know well), both of whom nearly died from lack of treatment. They’re not by any means alone. Animals die from lack of treatment on a shockingly regular basis.
So not only do we have a shelter whose routine treatment of animals is very problematic, who torture animals to death, who get them sick, who leave medical conditions untreated, and who waste money by the bucketful – we’re now watching the Executive Director lie about exactly what it is NYCACC does?
Those quotes appeared here. Now, don’t get me wrong – I’m glad Hill’s is donating food to NYCACC. Sure, I’d prefer them to give it to someone less likely to waste so much of it and lose it to employee theft, but donations to feed animals are always good. This is about the ACC response, of elevating their usual tactic of publicly claiming “everything’s fine” to “everything’s perfect” – when the rescuers of NYC continue to battle on a daily basis to save the animals they want to kill.