NYC to Launch Pet Adoption Department - NBC New York

NYC to Launch Pet Adoption Department



    NYC to Launch Pet Adoption Department
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    New York City plans to launch an adoption department for stray dogs, cats and other pets.

    The adoption service would mark a new strategy for New York City Animal Care and Control. It plans to have it running within a year.
    Finding homes for stray animals has largely been left to private groups.
    The new department would have 10 to 12 staff members and would actively seek homes for the animals.
    The agency's interim executive director, Risa Weinstock, told the Wall Street Journal she wants to make Animal Care and Control one of the first places people go to adopt a pet.
    The new department would be part of an expansion of the agency's staff from 150 to 250 over the next three years.

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