August 16, 2005
If you're looking to adopt a four legged friend, now is a good time.
City animal shelters say they are facing a huge overcrowding problem. The adoption rate has dipped so low, in fact, that Animal Care and Control says workers may be forced to euthanize healthy animals.
"If we get over-flowed, or if we're to full here in the shelter, we have to possibly put animals to sleep, just for space reasons alone," said Najiyyah Ali of Animal Care and Control. "These will be healthy adoptable animals; healthy puppies and kittens that we no longer have space for because we're out of space."
Animal Care and Control runs three shelters in the city in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and on Staten Island. They are open from noon to 7 p.m. every day.
For more information on pet adoption, call the agency at 212-788-4000 or log on to www.nycacc.org
Animal Care and Control Locations:
326 East 110th Street
2336 Linden Boulevard
3139 Veterans Road West