This dog was brought into the ACC in May. The reason she is slouched is because at the time she had a broken back. The ACC kept her in a pen with no medical attention-not even pain medication. Six days after her admission, a rescue organization took her and got her the medical care she needed immediately. She is "lucky" Dogs with injuries like this are usually put to sleep without being put up for adoption. Other perfectly healthy dogs with normal to good behavior are put down every week. The only way a non-profit as damaged as this is can heal is with a new board of animal care experts appointed by the Mayor. He can disband the current board (some of who work for the City) and get a team to recruit a new board.
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I believe that societies can easily be judged by how they treat their animals. NYC is shameful in their record of protecting this vulnerable population. In other cities, people kept speaking out and things have changed. In large cities like Detroit, there are city supported shelters that are no kill of adoptables. In cities like San Diego and Chicago it is now illegal for pet store owners to sell…
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