Category Archives: About the Board

Is the DOH the AC&C’s BFF? The September 26, 2013 AC&C board meeting

DETAILED REPORT ON SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 AC&C BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING                 Progress has been “fantastic,” “incredible.”  AC&C has seen “great improvements.”             AC&C Executive Director Risa Weinstock. October 7, 2013 Anyone who attended the September 26th … Continue reading

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Mayor Bloomberg Appoints New AC&C Director (NYC AC&C Board)

We spotted something new on the  “Leadership” page of the AC&C’s website. Mayor Bloomberg has appointed a new member to the AC&C board, filling a seat that’s been … inexplicably …. empty for well over a year. The newest AC&C … Continue reading

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE JUNE 14, 2013 AC&C BOARD MEETING

Highlights of the June 14, 2013 AC&C Board Meeting “I’m trying to answer your question why animals get euthanized.  They get sick.  They get very sick.”  AC&C Executive Director Risa Weinstock.  (Click here for a video of Weinstock responding to … Continue reading

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SAVE THE DATES: June 7th and June 14th Key Meetings Involving AC&C

June is shaping up to be a busy month for meetingss involving the AC&C. For example, we just learned that the NYC Health Committee has scheduled a very important hearing for Friday, June 7th.  The meeting agenda includes 2 resolutions … Continue reading

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“Dream” Agenda for June 14th AC&C Board Meeting

  The last meeting of the AC&C board was in January 2013.  In anticipation of the upcoming June 14th AC&C Board meeting, here’s a list of issues we predict will be included the agenda… as well as some the Board is … Continue reading

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Highlights of the January 2013 AC&C Annual Board Meeting

SYNOPSIS OF THE JANUARY 31, 2013 ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AC&C BOARD OF DIRECTORS For the first time in the AC&C’s history, a non-government director is named Chairman.  And that means what? As previously reported, the January 2013 Annual Meeting … Continue reading

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Can Non-Government AC&C Directors wrest control of the AC&C Board from the Department of Health?

We recently reported that, for the first time, there’s a non-government director serving as AC&C chairman.  We don’t know what went on in the private session of the January 31st board meeting. In case anyone thinks that now it will … Continue reading

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Something surprising happened at the January 31, 2013 Annual AC&C Board Meeting

If you knew absolutely nothing about New York City’s Animal Care & Control and you attended an AC&C Board Meeting, you’d come away thinking that everything’s great at the AC&C and getting better every day. And the recent January 31, … Continue reading

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A Call for Change by Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer Unveils Insightful Report on NYC’s Animal Care & Control and a Blueprint for Change   January 6, 2013 Flanked by fellow elected officials as well as animal rescuers and advocates, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer … Continue reading

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Where are the promised 2 new members for the ACC Board?; ACC agrees to publish nightly kill lists

WHERE OH WHERE ARE THE PROMISED TWO NEW MEMBERS FOR THE AC&C BOARD? NYC’s Department of Health continues to drag its bureaucratic feet in appointing two new “independent” members to the AC&C Board of Directors. Nine months ago, City Council Member … Continue reading

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New York City’s Animal Care & Control Could Have Had an Extraordinary Leader

We recently wrote about Bill Bruce, a leader and visionary in animal shelter reform. A few weeks ago Bruce visited New York City to address rescue group members of The Mayor’s Alliance.   He described how he turned the Calgary, Canada … Continue reading

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ACC’s Board of Directors

Reform starts with a new ACC Board Shelter Reform has long argued that – to reform New York City’s Animal Care & Control  – a new Board of Directors is needed, a Board reflecting the creation of a new and … Continue reading

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