NYC Comptroller Stringer: City animal shelters mistreat animals
City Comptroller Scott Stringer reported Sunday that New York’s overcrowded animal shelters kill some sick dogs and cats, and refrigerate carcasses near medicines administered to living animals.
Animal remains also have been spotted next to shelter employee lunches, he said.
“How we treat our most vulnerable creatures is a reflection of our decency as a society,” Stringer said as he released findings of an audit of city-funded shelters at a Manhattan news conference.
He said Animal Care & Control, the non-for-profit organization that rescues homeless or abandoned animals, “has failed.”