From ANIMAL PEOPLE, May/June 2013:
Led Astray: Reforming New York City’s Animal Care & Control by Scott M. Stringer, Manhattan Borough President (lead researcher/writer Shaan Khan), January 2013 Free download from: www.mbpo.org/uploads/FINALLedAstrayReport.pdf
Led Astray is the latest of many evaluations and exposés of alleged deficiencies within the New York City Center for Animal Care & Control, originally known as the CACC, now abbreviated AC&C.
Twenty years after AC&C was formed on short notice to take over the New York City animal control contract, held for the preceding 100 years by the American SPCA, the city rate of shelter killing has fallen from about six animals per 1,000 residents, which would still be very low today, compared to the national rate of 9.7, to 0.82. This is the best record of any major U.S. city, bar none, even factoring in that New York City residents keep about half as many pets as the U.S. national average. Read more