This Does Not Compute: More NYCACC Computer Errors

On the evening of July 5, a cat appeared on the nightly kill list of New York City Animal Care & Control named Missy. Here is a copy of the listing as it was sent out that evening. Helpfully, it has a timestamp: July 5 2012 5:20pm.

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The problem with this listing is that Missy was already dead. That had been correctly recorded in their computer system but somehow the kill list was generated incorrectly. Here’s a screenshot from their internal computer system showing that she had been killed on 7/5 at 1:25 in the afternoon, several hours before the same computer system generated the nightly kill list.

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Relying on the incorrect kill listing, a rescue group placed a hold on Missy. Additionally, another group offered by email to provide backup.

Later that day a note would be placed on her record acknowledging the error.

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The system that NYC rescues are now required to use to save animals can’t seem to keep track of whether animals are dead or alive.

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  • db

    What a beautiful girl. I cannot believe how totally frecked up this place is.
    Godspeed little Missy – you didn’t need to be killed. There were people who wanted you. I’m sorry that we humans let you down.

  • There were so many of us praying and hoping for this sweet girl, all heartbroken because NY ACC can’t/won’t get it’s act together… it’s bad enough they list between 7 and 58 cats every night to be killed and give us less than 12 hours to scramble to find fosters/adopters, but they are killing even the ones we have found homes for… i am so heartsick over Missy and all the others they have killed “by mistake”…

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  • . It’s a National DISGRACE that the innocent are made to suffer,
    and be killed because of the human ignoramus factor!! The Killing Has to STOP!!! These are the
    innocent and defenseless and they did NOTHING to deserve being harmed and
    killed!!! The people running these places are heartless, cold blooded killers
    and they need to be STOPPED!!!

  • . It’s a National DISGRACE that the innocent are made to suffer,
    and be killed because of the human ignoramus factor!! The Killing Has to STOP!!! These are the
    innocent and defenseless and they did NOTHING to deserve being harmed and
    killed!!! The people running these places are heartless, cold blooded killers
    and they need to be STOPPED!!!

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