Check this out this new commercial released by the NYC AC&C:
Do your eyes feel itchy? Blame the NYC AC&C. It’s another attempt to pull the wool over your eyes.
Their recent commercial, filmed in a white, sanitized backdrop, with smiling faces & wagging tails is a stark contrast to the reality of the dank, dirty, unwelcoming facility, known as the “shelter.”
Meet the real NYC AC&C:
Perhaps the commercial was filmed at the Park Place executive suite, where the head honchos call the “shots” from their air conditioned offices because it certainly isn’t representative of what the actual shelters look like. Speaking of which…the commercial never mentions the address of any of their three shelters. Have they forgotten where they are?
The NYC AC&C rescued 30,000 animals?
The ad also neglects to acknowledge the small, independent rescue groups that are responsible for a huge percentage of the animals rescued each year. In fact, more animals are pulled by rescues every year than adopted out by the AC&C. As per the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC, only 22% of the animals, that made it out of the shelter alive, were directly adopted at the NYC AC&C. That means that New Hope partners (local rescues) accounted for 78% of the animals saved. Doesn’t that at least deserve honorable mention?
While it may be true that they “do not turn away any animal in need” (if you do not count the disastrous Super Storm Sandy and “training days.”) the very same animals in their care get sick from the ever present germs and are killed, sometimes within three days. Of those 30,000 animals “rescued” by the NYC AC&C, over 8250 were KILLED in 2012. That is about 30% when you take into consideration that it DOES NOT include “euth requests” or DOH holds. The bottom line is, the NYC AC&C kills about 1/3 of the animals it claims to have “rescued” in their ad. I don’t know about you, but if I were a part of that 1/3, I would certainly NOT consider myself “rescued.”
(A recent small sampling of the animals the AC&C did not “turn away,” yet never lived to see their “New Beginning.” They died a number at the NYC AC&C.)
If this is New York’s Kindest, we are in deep trouble. Pull back the wool, open your eyes, and demand change.