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Increase Funding at New York City Animal Care and Control

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Recent allegations of neglect have been made against NYC's shelter system. An ABC News video shows footage of shelter dogs lying on bedding soaked with urine and feces, flithy cages, and unwholesome food for many of the pets housed there.

New York City is miserly when it comes to funding animal services. Indeed, it has one of the lowest per capita rates in the nation for animal  control -- 85 cents per resident. National humane/animal control organizations recommend funding at a 4 to 7 dollar per capita level.

CACC is a nonprofit. However, the Board that oversees CACC consists of city commissioners and folks appointed by Mayor Bloomberg. Apparently their job is to protect the Mayor's interests, not advocate for the pets housed at the shelter.

The city recently slashed CACC's budget by $1.5 million, causing several key programs, like reuniting lost pets with their owners and saving strays from the city streets, to be cut. Ask officials to increase funding and restore CACC's operating budget.

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