An outpouring of concern for pets affected by Hurricane Sandy may be why things might be looking up for animals in NYC’s notoriously ill-managed and underfunded public shelter system.
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Before you commit to taking in an animal from a rescue group or a shelter, you’ll want to make some smart inquiries into the former life of your potential new BFF.
If an animal is found as a stray or is relinquished by an owner, he might be brought to an “Open Admission” Shelter — a sad but necessary place that used to be called “The Pound.”
Photography was not part of her job description, but soon after she started working at NYC’s Animal Care and Control, Emily Tanen started getting dogs adopted by taking beautiful portraits.
Every day the New York City Animal Care & Control take in dozens of dogs. Every night they disseminate a list of the ones that will be put down the next day, and they’re posted online by the group Urgent Part 2 for potential rescuers, adopters and fosterers. Can you take in a dog who is in truly urgent need?