|Click HERE to see just
a handful of the
thousands of animals
the AC&C euthanizes
every year because of
lack of spaceor the
animals caught colds
at the shelter.
|Shelter Reform Action Committee (SRAC)
ShelterReform.org: Everything you ever wanted to know about the AC&C, but were afraid to ask.
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OUR NEW WEBSITE
It's gonna launch very soon.
We hope you'll be pleased as we are with the new layout and ease of navigation.
In the meantime, to stay up to date with issues, events and people affecting NYC’s homeless animals,
check out our BLOG and FACEBOOK pages. The ARCHIVES section in this, our current website, goes
only through the year 2011.
Once the new website is up and running you'll have in one convenient web location verything you wanted to
know about NYC's homeless animals.
Shelter Reform Action Committee was formed for the purpose of improving the quality of life and treatment
of homeless animals in New York City including animals in the New York City animal shelter system.
Thank you for your help and support over the years. Your support makes our work possible.
WHAT'S HAPPENING AT THE AC&C
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.
There 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 link.
Fixing the AC&C would be so much easier if the AC&C were run 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.