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Sen. Klein Announces Funding For New Mobile Pet Adoption Center In The Bronx

A new new mobile adoption unit that was unveiled by Animal Care and Control in February, 2014 (Credit CBS 2)

A new new mobile adoption unit that was unveiled by Animal Care and Control in February, 2014 (Credit CBS 2)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A new mobile pet adoption center is coming to the Bronx.

Sen. Jeffrey Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and the non-profit Animal Care & Control of NYC announced on Sunday that the borough is set to receive a $250,000 grant to purchase the vehicle.

This will be the second mobile adoption center for Animal Care & Control in the Bronx.

“The Bronx has this dubious distinction of being one of the two counties — Queens and Bronx — that do not have an animal shelter,” Sen. Klein said. “And I thought it was important that we at least, before we find a suitable site and funding for a shelter, to make sure we have an animal control van.”

Sen. Klein told 1010 WINS the additional vehicle will enable Animal Care & Control to bring pet adoptions to even more homes throughout the borough.

“It would do everything on wheels that an actual adoption center would do,” the lawmaker said. “I think this adoption center will enable the greater presence in the Bronx and enhance our ability to find loving homes for our wonderful cats and dogs.”

The announcement was made at the Riverdale Children’s Music Festival in Seton Park, where the Animal Care & Control’s existing mobile adoption center was set up with cats and dogs in need of a forever home.

Sen. Klien told 1010 WINS he hopes to work with community leaders and animal rights advocates in the future to bring an animal shelter to the Bronx.

The Animal Care & Control of NYC is one of the largest animal welfare organizations in the country, taking in approximately 30,000 animals each year.

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