Does the New York City Animal Care and Control Computer System Work?Published July 9, 2012
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The system seemed like a win-win solution for all involved. With rescue groups able to pull animals from the kill list to save animal lives and folks wanting to adopt pets able to rescue pets scheduled for euthanasia, animals can more easily find forever loving homes.
According to a recent post on jsibley’s blog, “In Dog We Trust”, the new system is far from perfect; some serious glitches with the new system have impeded it from working as well as the NYCACC claims it will perform. These disturbing flaws have resulted in the horrifying loss of animal life.
For example, Max, a relatively healthy two-year-old black and white neutered cat described with average behavior, was recently listed for adoption on the NYCAAC site. A woman jumped in asking to have someone have the cat pulled since she could provide a home for the kitty. But in spite of her interest, according to the Gone But Never Forgotten Facebook Page Max fell in between the cracks, and was needlessly euthanized on June 28.
Even one computer glitch resulting in the needless kill of an adoptable animal is unforgivable. Having this occur over and over is not only unacceptable, in this writer’s opinion, it is a disgrace.
It was extremely difficult for me to read the many heart-wrenching stories posted on the” Gone But Never Forgotten” page concerning these “glitches” and “misses” which resulted in the death of innocent, adoptable animals.
As far as I am concerned, it’s a no-brainer for NYCACC to get as many adoptable animals off the kill list and into the loving homes of an adoptive family. Although the NYCACC professes to have not euthanized a healthy animal in their care for years, there are far too many claims refuting their position. For further information about this issue, read more.
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