Multiple reports this morning that New York City Animal Care and Control (NYCACC) Executive Director Julie Bank has resigned her position, citing unspecified family reasons. I’m all for her spending more time with her family if it keeps her the hell away from running animal shelters. I do hope she does not accidentally euthanize any of them.
Risa Weinstock will be taking over as Interim Director, a position she has filled before during searches for a new ED.
While it is tempting to celebrate the departure of Ms. Bank, remember that she is not the real power at NYCACC. The Mayor of New York City holds all the cards here, and the system will be run as he sees fit. So while it is tempting to celebrate, be aware that this does not amount to a substantive change in NYCACC operations.
Okay, maybe you can celebrate a little.