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CONTINUED - Adoption, Intake & Euthanasia down at City Shelters in 2011… Part III
By Michael Mullins
Published May 7, 2012
severe setback in court earlier in the year, it had recently received the endorsement of several key NYC politicians, including Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer who in a letter published in the Huffington Post wrote, “Even with City Hall's recent and welcome promise of $10 million in additional funds over three years, ACC remains chronically under-funded, resulting in shameful conditions in many city shelters. With these new funds, ACC plans to spend about $1.47 per resident to protect the health and welfare of city animals -- an amount which is still well below the national average of $3.50 per resident.”

Meanwhile the lawsuit, filed by the animal rescue nonprofit Stray from the Heart, was waiting to be considered by the Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, when the city council approved the measure.

According to Animal Care and Control’s website, the new funds will among other things be “used to hire more than 100 new staff members, improve shelter services, increase the number of days and hours that the Bronx and Queens Animal Receiving Centers will be open, and enhance field services.” BlkBx
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