NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer says an audit by his office shows Animal Care & Control needs work.
“The findings would make your skin crawl,” Stringer told WCBS 880’s Jim Smith.READ MORE: Most Popular Dog And Cat Names Of 2021: Is Your Pet's Name On The List?
The report pointed to expired drugs being given to cats and dogs, vaccines being kept in the same refrigerator as frozen animal remains, poor ventilation systems and overcrowding.
“The audit I released shows that Animal Care & Control is putting our city’s stray and homeless animals at risk through shoddy and dangerous practices,” Stringer told WCBS 880. “How we treat animals is a reflection of our decency as a society.”
The comptroller said his office released the findings publicly with the hope of keeping AC&C accountable with public pressure.
“…to make it clear that this is unacceptable,” Stringer said.