Animal Rescue Agency To Get $8 Million Remodel

The NYC Health Department makes changes in support of animal welfare.

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Over 30,000 animals are taken in by New York City’s Animal Care & Control (AC&C) each year. With those kinds of numbers, extra measures have to be taken to ensure each animal is properly cared for. The Health Department announced last week that that’s exactly what will be provided.

The New York Post reported that the “city will provide more than $8 million in capital funding.” The money will go toward the creation of a new dog, cat and rabbit adoption center in Manhattan, which will be adjacent to the Manhattan Care Center. The Brooklyn Care Center will also be modernized, undergoing the redesigning and replacement of the heating, air conditioning and ventilation system to improve airflow and reduce the spreading of diseases. Additional adoption vans will be provided for the Queens and Bronx centers and the AC&C will have greater fundraising capacity.

In addition, the Health Department proposed that AC&C add two more members to their Board of Directors, bringing the number to 11.

As an open admissions organization, the AC&C does not turn down any animal. Because of that, “it’s important that AC&C has the resources available to give every animal quality care,” Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett said in a press release. “I’m pleased that these improvements will help AC&C increase its services and expand its adoption efforts to help even more animals across the city find a home.”

As are we.

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Cari Jorgensen

Cari is a former dancer and current dance enthusiast who incorporates all forms of art into her daily life, which includes writing about dogs, cats, and other animals for I-5 Publishing as an assistant web editor. She has an MFA degree in creative writing and has written short stories, poetry, and two novels, which are patiently awaiting revision. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.


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