Top Ten Reasons Municipal Animal Management in NYC is a Failure10. 100 years of inadequate ASPCA management set a low acceptable standard.
9. The Sanitation Commissioner sits on the animal shelter's board of directors.
8. Inadequate funding -- only $1 per New Yorker annually (50% under the national average).
7. No public awareness programs or other significant programs to reduce the homeless pet population in place.
6. No public accountability or oversight to "closed loop" contract between City formed "not-for-profit" corporation (with Mayor-appointed board of directors) and municipal oversight agency (Health Department).
5. Health Department bureaucrats who oversee "animal care & control" contract have mandate to protect humans, not animals (they see animals as merely a threat to human health).
4. The Mayor and other uncaring City officials lie and cover up the real situation.
3. The media has failed to adequately cover this story.
2. More than 40,000 animals killed last year -- the overwhelming majority healthy, adoptable pets.
1. Most New Yorkers don't know this is happening.