From the Daily News:
Though plans to build new animal shelters for Queens and the Bronx have been scrapped, city officials promised both boroughs will see more money and services to care for its homeless pets.
That includes - for the first time in years - additional mobile animal control officers to pick up stray dogs and cats.
Field services and animal shelter hours were slashed in recent years due to deep city budget cuts. NYC Animal Care and Control was forced to stop picking up stray cats and taking lost-animal reports.
The city announced a plan last week to pump more money into its contract with the nonprofit AC&C - about $10 million over the next three years.
But there's a catch - no new shelters for Queens and the Bronx.
Under a law passed in 2000, the city was obligated to provide full-service animal shelters in all five boroughs. Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island already had facilities, but only part-time receiving centers existed in the Bronx and Queens.