Category Archives: NYCACC

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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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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NYCACC Board Meeting – Jun 24, 10:30AM

There will be a meeting of the board of New York City Animal Care and Control on Wednesday, June 24 at 10:30AM. The official notice is reprinted below (click to enlarge). These meetings are always educational and time there is … Continue reading

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Leading Astray: Scott Stringer’s Audit of NYC Animal Care and Control

City Comptroller Scott Stringer recently gave a press conference to present his office’s audit of New York City’s Animal Care and Control (NYCACC or just ACC). He did not hold back on the rhetoric, with lines like “(vaccine) storage practices … Continue reading

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Saving Julia – And Her Unborn Puppies

NB: This was originally published on the Pets Alive blog, but I’m placing a copy here for archival purposes. There is a tempting human tendency to see things strictly in terms of black and white, of good and evil. Goodness … Continue reading

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NYCACC Breaks 90%: Is It Possible?

At the beginning of this year New York City Animal Care and Control (NYCACC) did something rather important: they began to provide detailed statistics directly to the public on a monthly basis in a standard shelter reporting (Asilomar) format. This … Continue reading

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Strike a Blow for the Status Quo

For those who can’t read the graphic (and it’s not easy, I know) – this is a group of activists, mostly in Italy, celebrating their success at pressuring Puma to withdraw sponsorship of a New York City Animal Care and … Continue reading

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