Statement From NYCLASS Calling Quinn’s Statement on Animal Shelters Outrageous and Lacking True Knowledge of the Issue and Compassion for Animals - NYCLASS

Statement From NYCLASS Calling Quinn’s Statement on Animal Shelters Outrageous and Lacking True Knowledge of the Issue and Compassion for Animals

n a recent statement by City Council Speaker Christine Quinn discussing city animal shelters, Quinn claims she supports making NYC a No-Kill model city for animal shelters. NYCLASS finds this completely ridiculous – For years Quinn stood by while the Department of Health starved the Animal Care and Control  (AC&C) of proper funding and refused to build badly needed shelters for the Bronx and Queens.

 

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June 11, 2013
 
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STATEMENT FROM NYCLASS 

Calling Quinn’s Statement on Animal Shelters Outrageous and Lacking True Knowledge of the Issue and Compassion for Animals 

In a recent statement by City Council Speaker Christine Quinn discussing city animal shelters, Quinn claims she supports making NYC a No-Kill model city for animal shelters. NYCLASS finds this completely ridiculous – For years Quinn stood by while the Department of Health starved the Animal Care and Control  (AC&C) of proper funding and refused to build badly needed shelters for the Bronx and Queens.

In 2011, Quinn fast-tracked legislation overturning a 2000 law mandating the construction of full-service animal shelters in all five boroughs, letting the DOH wiggle out of its legal obligation to build those missing shelters.  Thanks to Quinn using her power as Speaker, the AC&C remains a grossly underfunded and overcrowded shelter system. The Bronx and Queens are still without full service animal shelters. Residents must travel to Manhattan, Brooklyn or Staten Island to adopt a pet, cutting off thousands of potential adopters from saving the 10,000 healthy animals who are euthanized annually due to lack of funding and space.

Today, we are calling on Quinn to provide badly needed funding for shelters in New York City:

“How convenient – Quinn claims she supports a No-Kill sheltering model three months before the election while she’s been no friend to animals for the past 8 years as Speaker,” Allie Feldman, Executive Director of NYCLASS said. “Make no bones about it, animal lovers can’t be fooled – Quinn is no hero. Without proper funding and full service shelters in every borough, a No-Kill model is impossible. Shame on Quinn for thinking she can throw around the term No-Kill while killing proposals to reform and fund a progressive, humane shelter system.”

More About NYCLASS:

NYCLASS is an animal advocacy organization committed to ending the inhumane practices of the NYC carriage horse industry. NYCLASS advocates for retiring the carriage horses to sanctuary, while modernizing the current industry with a clean and safe alternative to this outdated tradition - the 21st Century Horseless Carriage. NYCLASS also advocates for many other NYC animal issues such as protecting a senior citizen's right to have a companion pet, mandating pet stores install fire sprinklers, protecting animals used in entertainment and reforming the city's animal shelter system. Founded in 2008 by a coalition of prominent animal lovers and business leaders, NYCLASS has grown to over 110,000 supporters with activist chapters in all five boroughs. For more information about NYCLASS please visit www.nyclass.org.

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For more information about NYCLASS please visit our website www.nyclass.org 

Address: 39 Broadway Suite 1740 New York, NY 10006 Phone: (212) 626-6991

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