Author Archives: jbsibley

The Fall of Bill de Blasio and the Future of NYC Shelters

The writing is on the wall; NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio is pretty much done for. He’s now the subject of multiple federal investigations for various types of improper financial relations (including with NYCLASS, who have recently been subpoenaed.) It’s … Continue reading

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NYCACC News: A Phone System, Petco Foundation Donation, Resignation of Medical Director

Some random news from Animal Care Centers of New York City (NYCACC)… After years without one, the shelter system finally has a publicly accessible phone number again: 212-788-4000. Although the phone tree is rather byzantine at the moment and many … Continue reading

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Biggie Smalls & The NYCACC Kill List

I didn’t have any intention of adopting that day in Feb – with 5 large dogs and four cats in a two bedroom apartment, I have quite enough on my hands, and I try not to spend much time looking … Continue reading

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In Praise of the NYPD (And the MTA, and a Few Other People…)

Have you heard about Subway Dunford? He’s my little kitty celebrity, the cat who stopped the 6 train. He’s had TV news stories about him and has even made the Huffington Post. But there are a few people involved in … Continue reading

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Saving Bronx Cats Concludes!

I will be writing to everyone who contributed, but I wanted to post a public thank you and let everyone know that I’ve concluded the Saving Bronx Cats project, spaying and neutering 35 cats from an overcrowded apartment in the … Continue reading

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NYCLASS, Bill de Blasio, and the Shit Sandwich

I’m stepping a little out of my typical rant zone here to comment on another animal welfare fight in New York City over carriage horses. First, a little background: NYCLASS was founded on the single issue of banning horse carriages … Continue reading

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NYCACC’s Annual Board Meeting: Mixed Nuts

The Annual Meeting of New York City’s Animal Care Centers (NYCACC or ACC) took place on Friday, January 22. Typically, the modestly sized room was only around 60% full, as many keyboard activists had share buttons to push. We don’t … Continue reading

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NYCACC Board Meeting: Fri, Jan 22

Below is the official notice of the NYCACC board meeting. Click to enlarge. As always, every interested New Yorker should make every effort to attend. You’ll find information there you won’t hear anywhere else, and it’s your only chance to … Continue reading

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Adopt a King in New York City!

Buckle in, this is kind of a long story. But King Arthur is worth it. This past summer, Arthur was trapped in a feral colony at the request of a Large Non Profit here in NYC. He was very social, … Continue reading

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Saving Bronx Cats

I got a phone call in early October to help with a dying kitten in the Bronx. I ended up in a 2BR apartment with a couple who were clearly overwhelmed. They love cats, and they tried to do the … Continue reading

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