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As of September 2014

Beginning with a shelter system in extreme crisis (brought on by Department of Health savage cuts to the
AC&C budget), since 2009 the AC&C has slowly been digging itself out of an awfully deep hole.  

ere have been improvements since the DOH stopped starving the AC&C for funds (in exchange for not
having to create shelters in the Bronx and Queens).
 The AC&C was able to restore some core shelter
services and outsource others (like its Lost & Found program).  

But any progress the AC&C has made has been achieved
despite the DOH.  And there’s still so much
more to be done.

For a detailed report on the AC&C's September 4, 2014 board meeting, go to this

Fixing the AC&C would be so much easier if the AC&C were r
un by individuals truly committed to animal

But the conditions within the AC&C are also exacerbated by circumstances OUTSIDE the shelter walls.  
AC&C's animal population is a reflection of a series of "lacks": lack of Humane Education; lack of greater
availability of low cost veterinary care (spay/neuter, vaccinations, general health) for cash-strapped pet
owners; lack of dog licensing compliance; lack of proper restrictions over the pet shop trade; lack of
meaningful resources for Trap/Neuter/Return of feral and free roaming cats; and lack of aggressive
enforcement of anti-cruelty laws.