Category Archives: Not Funny

NYCACC’s Curious Choice of a Medical Director

The good news: New York City Animal Care and Control (NYCACC) has finally hired a medical director after more than three years. The bad news: this is a very curious choice. After more than three years without a medical director … Continue reading

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Best Friends: Disaster Profiteers

This is one of those I really don’t want to write. Hurricane Katrina was probably more than anything what promoted Best Friends from a regional to a national player in animal welfare. Their response to the disaster was forceful – … Continue reading

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NYCACC: Not Fit for Duty

The most important and largely uncovered story of New York City’s Animal Care and Control (NYCACC) remains this: in a time of widespread tragedy when animal care services were sorely needed in New York City, NYCACC abandoned its mission and … Continue reading

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On the Use of Graphic Images in Animal Advocacy

This is a special post, a targeted post, one just for you folks who think that the use of graphic images of animal death and torture in the service of “raising awareness” for animal advocacy is a good idea and … Continue reading

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And then comes the physical exam…

I obviously have an axe to grind, so some people aren’t inclined to take me at my word, which is fine. This woman certainly doesn’t seem to have an axe to grind and wrote an incredibly kind piece about New … Continue reading

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Ginger

A departure, for the moment, from the subject of the NYCACC. For years it has been my habit to write about special dogs I have known who have passed on, typically dogs I have known in rescue, dogs I have … Continue reading

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Amy Paulin Tries Desperately to Save Quiet Kill Bill

Well, it’s certainly not on hold now, and she’s getting desperate. NYS Assemblywoman Amy Paulin sent out this letter a few days ago to members of the Assembly. You may also download your own copy of the letter. It’s pretty … Continue reading

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The Poster

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NYCACC and Maddie’s Fund: Money Ain’t a Thing

Last time we looked at the relationship between Maddie’s Fund and New York City Animal Care and Control, we looked at how NYCACC data is falsified to keep the grant money flowing to the Mayor’s Alliance, and I’d suggest taking … Continue reading

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Gloria, In Pain No More!

Gloria, the badly injured cat abandoned by the ASPCA to die at New York City’s Animal Care and Control who was saved by Pets Alive had surgery yesterday to remove her leg, and now we know a little more. The … Continue reading

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