Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2011 11:04 PM
Subject: The Day the ACC Stood Still.
The Day the ACC Stood Still.
If you’ve ever volunteered at, or been to an animal shelter, you know how busy the lobby can get on a week day morning. People carting orphaned kittens in makeshift carriers, cops with a dying dog they just peeled off some avenue, many people waiting for appointments with the shelter veterinarian. All manner of emergency and heartbreak can be seen every morning at the Animal Care and Control center at 2336 Linden Blvd. in Brooklyn.
But this morning the shelter was closed.
There was a big sign on the door that said just that. Closed to the public. All those people, left with wide gazes and open jaws. All these animals and no where to go.
I don’t know what people did with all those kittens and boxes, or if the cops had to drive to the Queens Center but this morning the shelter was closed.
This morning, NYCACC, Director Julie Bank, shuttled all Brooklyn shelter employees to an off site meeting held at a secret location. Perhaps, it is Julie Bank’s well known disdain for going to the shelter that can explain the uprooting of 50 or so people from their work place.
We can’t tell you what was said in the meeting. I’m sure we’ll learn more tomorrow.
But we know that many things changed for worse for the animals in NYC this week.
We know for sure….
This week Director Julie Bank banned shelter volunteers from access to “Chameleon” the shelter software case management system. This means the critical “volunteer notes” attached to each animals case will no longer go out to New Hope rescue partners.
The “Euthanasia List, which goes out every night at 5pm to New Hope rescue partners is now to be called the “At Risk” list. A public deception at the very least.
I wonder how much in taxpayer dollars it takes to move 50 employees to a secret location.
I wonder if if those dollars were ill spent considering the fact that now a whole thirty six hours can go by without a single veterinarian in the building.
Remember this poor soul.
Left to die unattended.
There probably wont be many more pictures like this getting out to the public. NYCACC director Julie Bank has drawn the curtain on that.
She has fired the best people at the worst time.
She has wittled the Volunteer Program down to nothing.
She has brought the New Hope program to a stand still.
By the Way, the Staten Island Shelter will be
closed tomorrow morning.
Tomorrow all Staten Island shelter employees have been told to report to NYCACC headquarters at 11 Park Place in lower Manhattan.
God help the animals on Staten Island tomorrow.
PLEASE DO NOT TURN A BLIND EYE.
SAVE THE DATE!!!!
Meeting of the AC&C Board of Directors.
The next meeting of the AC&C Board of Directors is scheduled for
This Tuesday, June 21st, at 3 PM
(meeting time has been changed from 2PM to 3PM)
Offices: 125 Worth Street, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10013.
Only an overflow crowd will make change.
Come prepared and make sure you are heard!!