Friday, December 16, 2011

City looking at animal facility for Queens

From the Daily News:

A plan to convert a veterinarian’s office into the new Queens drop-off point for stray animals has raised the hackles of some animal lovers.

The city wants to move its animal receiving center, operated by NYC Animal Care and Control, from its current spot in Rego Park to the veterinarian’s office at 185-17 Hillside Ave. in Jamaica.

“This receiving center is nothing more than a holding pen to take already frightened animals to their shelters,” said Susan Cleary, a member of Community Board 8 who voted against the proposal when it went before the board’s zoning committee two weeks ago.

But the Health Department said the move would “significantly upgrade” animal control services in the borough.

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