Call to Plague the Telephone Lines of Animal Care and Control of New York City
There is a campaign on Facebook to stop the mass murders at New York City’s animal shelters. The campaign is very vigorous and bold. I like that. Their Facebook webpage is hosted by Christina Malchow. I presume that it is her who is bold and courageous in passionately pleading with people to “effect change in the NYC ACC” (New York City Animal Care and Control). The objective is to plague the telephone lines of NYC officials to force them to sit up and take notice.
In doing this, people will use their voice on behalf of the unwanted shelter animals on death row. They cannot speak for themselves so people who care should use their voice on their behalf. If enough people do this the NYC officials will be forced to hear and change their ways. That is the theory.
People should keep calling and pestering to put pressure on the officials. They should say:
“”I’m tired of the systematic murder in NYC shelters, the Executive Director’s mismanagement and lies and want the killing stopped.”
The campaign is part of a “reform movement” and reform needs a large, cohesive, active, and vocal group who vigorously and passionately advocate on half of shelter animals.
The telephone number to call, as stated on the Facebook page of this campaign, is:
JEFF DUPEE – 212-676-3263. The email address is: jd****@hh********.gov
Mr Dupee believes that the Department of Health (DOH) should have control over Animal Care and Control (ACC). There is also a petition referred to on the same Facebook page which seeks signatures to support a Bill currently being drafted which is intended to remove control of the NYS DOH over NYC ACC. This is a high kill animal shelter system which serves the areas of Staten Island, Brooklyn and Manhattan. If you click on this link you’ll be taken to the petition it takes two minutes to sign it if of course you agree the Bill.
NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is interested in the operating policies of NYC ACC. People might wish to contact him in writing or by phone to pass on first hand experiences of the way the shelters operate.
- NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman 120 Broadway, NY, NY 10271
- The Attorney Generals Office: Eric Schneiderman, State of New York. The Capital. Albany, new York 12224-0341
I think these are great ideas but, as ever, I’m not sure that they will work. I hope it does and anyway it does not matter because these things should be done. It is great to see passion and courage being employed to do something about the never ending killing of unwanted cats and dogs in animal shelters. Nothing much changes day by day. There has been a reduction in the kill rate at shelters across the nation over the past 10 or 20 years but it is still extraordinarily high. The campaign indicates that New York City’s animal shelters have a bad record. Enough is enough for many people.
I’m writing this article to spread the word because I thoroughly agree with this campaign and the people behind it. Every little helps; that’s what they say and I’m trying to do my little bit.
Please comment on Facebook as well as it helps spread the word – thanks.