How to Fix the Shelter System
What Makes an Effective Shelter?
Compassion, Competence, and Commitment. Everything the AC&C lacks. The AC&C is structured to be dependent on and obey the Department of Health which has no interest in ensuring the humane treatment of animals.
Shelters that have been transformed into a humane and successful systems have one thing in common: a skilled and charismatic chief executive who has both the ability and independence to effect reform and a board of directors committed to animal welfare.
Unfortunately, as an ignored stepchild of the DOH, the AC&C lacks that quality of leadership.
But this can change with public awareness of the problem and demands for reform.
Write, email and call the officials that can change things.
Get contact information here
How you can HELP NYC'S HOMELESS ANIMALS
Contact your elected representatives. Get contact information here on how to email, call, write or visit the Mayor, NYC Council Members, and members of our State legislature.
Volunteer with SRAC (firstname.lastname@example.org) and help our advocacy work.
Volunteer with the AC&C.
Adopt from the AC&C
Volunteer with rescue groups, TNR groups, S/N groups, and humane education organizations that operate in NYC or to help NYC animals.