Category Archives: Medical/Hygiene

AC&C’s January 2014 Annual Board Meeting: the Good, the Bad, and the Unmentionable.

5 of the 9 Board Members   4 of 9 ACC Board Members       While the recent AC&C Board Meeting bore a predictable similarity to all previous Board meetings — with Management claiming that things are great and getting better every … Continue reading

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A Rescue Group Reports on AC&C Medical Care; Tracking AC&C “Progress”

AC&C MEDICAL CARE: DEAD ON ARRIVAL     A rescue group contacted us in connection with our recent article on AC&C medical conditions. The group (which must remain anonymous to avoid being banned from pulling AC&C animals) wanted to share … Continue reading

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AC&C Medical Care on Life Support

IT’S HARD FINDING GOOD HELP   A recent New York Times article reported that veterinarians are facing fewer job prospects, lower wages, and crushing student loan debts. That set us thinking about the medical situation at New York City’s Animal … Continue reading

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Video of Jan. 6, 2013 Press Conference by MBP Stringer to Announce Report: “Led Astray: Reforming NYC’s Animal Care & Control.”

If you weren’t able to attend the January 6, 2013 press conference held by Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer to unveil his report entitled “Led Stray: Reforming NYC’s Animal Care & Control,” here’s Shelter Reform’s video of that event. In … Continue reading

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CHIPPING AWAY AT THE “STANDING” DEFENSE

December 17, 2012 In 2009 the rescue group Stray From the Heart sued New York City and its Department of Health for failing to build animal shelters in the Bronx and Queens as required by the so-called “Shelters Law.”  The … Continue reading

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AC&C’S MAGIC DISAPPEARING ACT: “NOW YOU SEE ANIMALS, NOW YOU DON’T”

  November 25, 2012 A few days ago the New York Times reported that the ASPCA had opened a temporary boarding facility for pet owners needing short-term shelter for their animals displaced by Hurricane Sandy. The ASPCA is one of … Continue reading

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What “Sanitary Inspection Grade” Would You Give the ACC?

New York City’s Department of Health (DOH) is required to protect the health and safety of the pubic. One way is by protecting people from food-borne diseases.  In July 2010 NYC’s Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley unveiled the DOH’s new … Continue reading

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ACC TRIES TO LOWER SHELTER VETERINARY CARE STANDARDS

Most people don’t realize there’s a very important difference between a veterinary “assistant” and a veterinary “technician.”  For years New York’s Animal Care & Control has claimed it uses vet techs. False.  The ACC uses vet “assistants.” Any Tom, Dick or Jane … Continue reading

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