The S.T.A.R. (Special Treatment and Recovery) Fund
Animal Care & Control (AC&C) of New York City established The S.T.A.R. (Special Treatment and Recovery) Fund. The STAR Fund is dedicated to raising support for the treatment of many injured or ill cats and dogs each year. The Fund pays for medical care provided by veterinarians in AC&C's shelters and for emergency treatment and/or hospitalization in outside institutions. Recently, the Fund played an important role in saving the life of River, a one-year old Golden Retriever mix who was hit by a car on the Bronx River Parkway. After being rescued by AC&C field officers, River was brought to an AC&C shelter for immediate management of his injuries and then transferred to an outside veterinary hospital for stabilization and additional medical care. With The STAR Fund paying for his hospitalization and treatment, River made a full recovery and has been joyfully adopted by a witness to the accident in the Bronx.
The STAR Fund additionally covers medical care for animals suffering from cruelty or neglect, and for those in AC&C's Foster Care Program. When Foster Care cats and dogs – animals too young or small to be spayed/neutered, nursing a litter, or too ill or injured to be adopted –need medical care, The STAR Fund resources are available for them.
The STAR Fund is clearly essential to AC&C's ability to fulfill its mission to promote and protect the health and safety of pets and people in New York City. Each year, approximately twenty animals receive extraordinary medical attention with the Fund's support. By contributing to The STAR Fund, animal lovers can make a gift restricted for regular and emergency medical care and for the hospitalization of sick, hurt, or mistreated cats and dogs rescued by AC&C.
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Animal Care & Control of NYC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible in accordance with IRS guidelines. A copy of the latest annual financial report and registration filed by this organization may be obtained from AC&C, or from the office of the Attorney General by writing to: The Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York NY, 10271.