Queens Animal Shelter Closing "Cat-astrophic"
BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 04: Homeless, cross Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Dodger, sits in his kennel at the RSPCA Animal Rescue Centre in Barnes Hill, Birmingham, England on 4 April 2007.The Animal Welfare Act that becomes law on Friday is being highlighted by the RSPCA. The act imposes a duty of care for pets and animals on owners and includes fines of up to GBP20,000 and jail terms of up to a year for cruelty. The new law includes making sure that animals are fed, housed and protected from pain, suffering, injury and disease. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Updated at 9:45 AM EDT on Friday, May 28, 2010
"Throw us a bone!" a Queens animal shelter begs.
Bobbi and the Strays, home currently to 23 cats and 25 dogs, is looking for a new building because its Glendale shelter for large dogs is slated for demolition.
The animal shelter currently has two buildings: one at Atlas Mall in Queens for the cats and smaller dogs, and a building near the airport for the larger dogs.
The nonprofit no-kill animal rescue organization also provides educational programs to schools and the community, educating children and adults on responsible pet ownership and organizing spay/neuter services and events.
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Published at 9:33 AM EDT on May 28, 2010