Category Archives: Not Funny

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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The ASPCA and NYCACC: Partners in Abuse and Neglect

The story of Gloria continues to take unexpected twists and turns. To recap: Gloria is a cat that was abandoned at an ASPCA mobile clinic in Queens. The ASPCA in turn abandoned her at New York City Animal Care and … Continue reading

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New York City: “Well on its way” to achieving No Kill goal?

Today the Best Friends blog features a note on the continuing success of No Kill by Gregory Castle – and I agree with the broad point he’s making but I have to wonder: why does Best Friends continually lump New … Continue reading

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Macho, Euthanasia, and Hospice

Today was an interesting day to run across Nathan Winograd’s blog, What Is True Euthanasia?. It was a trying morning today after a few trying days, because this morning a veterinarian came to my home and helped me end the … Continue reading

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National Animal Shelter Reform Week

Little has changed at New York City Animal Care & Control since the blog I wrote a year ago. I picked up a dog for rescue just a few weeks ago and was told when I arrived that he wasn’t … Continue reading

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I don’t know where to put this.

I have a deeply rooted emotional reaction to deceased animals in garbage bags being handled like so much trash. One of the things I will always treasure about my time as an dog caregiver is that when one of the … Continue reading

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The Usual Suspects Pull a Fast One in NYC

Any time the big boys get together on anything, assume the worst.         – Harris Bloom, Stewie to the Rescue The ASPCA is pulling out all the stops to get the agreement they helped negotiate with the City Council, Intro. 655, passed … Continue reading

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Pistol Leash

I usually enjoy the works of Art Lebedev, but this has to be one of the dumbest ideas ever. Yep. This is dumb.

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