Funding to Animal Care and Control of NYC (AC&C) Will Increase 77% and Services Will Expand Through 2014.
New York City is making good on its pledge to increase significantly its funding to AC&C in September 2011. Over the next three years, funding will increase by more than $5.5 million per year to a historic high of more than $12 million per year beginning June 2014. Funds are being used to hire more than 100 new staff members, improve shelter services, increase the number of days and hours that the Bronx and Queens animal Receiving Centers will be open, and enhance field services. The service enhancements and funding will be phased in, with the largest single increase occurring in July 2012. New staff will include customer care staff, maintenance staff, animal control officers, animal care officers, dog walkers, veterinary technicians and veterinarians. There will be new adoption counselors, New Hope staff, and behavior assessors in each of the three full-service shelters.
Watch this site for progress reports in hiring and expanded services.