Category Archives: Uncategorized

Rex & Roxy: A Soldier’s Dogs

I met the most incredible dogs the other day, a bonded pair of two plus-size mushes in need of a new home as their former owner has been deployed overseas. Please, take a look at their story! These incredible dogs … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Tips For a New Adoptions Department

Animal care needs to be performed every single day, including holidays – so even if all field services and all intake is shut down (which I would say is unlikely) a shelter will need to be staffed. Holidays can be … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

NYCACC Board Meeting Announced

The next board meeting of New York City Animal Care and Control will be on Friday, June 14 at 10:30AM. You can’t say you didn’t have enough warning – get the day off now. Come, learn, speak.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

ChipIn is Gone! What now?

Now that ChipIn is closing their doors there is a giant hole for small rescues and rescuers who want to raise funds online with no costs additional to PayPal fees. PayPal charges 2.2% + .30 per transaction to non-profits – … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments

What happens to our animals if we die?

It’s not something we usually like to think about and so many people make no preparations: what happens to our animals should we die or become incapacitated? As I began to take on more dogs, and more challenging dogs, I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Speaking of Hospice…

This coming Friday evening (Feb 1) I’ll be participating in an Intro to Hospice seminar in Middletown, NY given by Pets Alive. Here’s the event description reprinted from the Pets Alive Blog. An Introduction To Canine Hospice Do you have … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Good News for the Animals of New York City

It was very disappointing to me during the fight over Local Law 59 to see how few New York City Council members really had a firm understanding of animal issues here in NYC. That’s one of the reasons that I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

NYCACC: The Witch is Dead, But the Warlock Remains in His Castle

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 12 Comments

NYCACC: When is a “Saved” Dog Not Saved?

Answer: they’re not saved when the shelter has given them kennel cough, then allowed the kennel cough to turn into untreated pneumonia, then allowed the pneumonia to progress to the point where they are on the brink of death when … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Why Does Amy Paulin Hate Cats?

Amy Paulin’s newly amended “Quiet Kill Bill” contains a very curious section. Do cats not deserve the same protection as dogs? The section of the bill that amends Section 373 of the agricultural and markets law gives some of the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 11 Comments