From the NY Post:
Animal-cruelty cases are being brushed aside because neither the ASPCA nor NYPD is taking the reins on enforcement.
The ASPCA laid off its law-enforcement investigators last month after announcing the NYPD was taking over “the lead role” in protecting animals — but police now insist they aren’t in charge, either.
Last week, the ASPCA released a statement saying, “The NYPD will now take the lead role in responding to all animal-cruelty complaints in the five boroughs . . . All eight NYPD patrol boroughs have been trained.”
But the NYPD has not yet rolled out the program or trained cops — and says it may never do so.
“The expansion of the program is under review . . . Staffing questions should be referred to the ASPCA,” NYPD Deputy Chief Kim Royster said.
“The NYPD will properly investigate abuse against animals.”
The switch over to the NYPD was put into motion in August, when the ASPCA’s newly appointed president, Matthew Bershadker, said the police had more manpower for handling the flood of calls his agency normally gets.
It's ok, I'm sure animal rights activist mayor Bill DeBlasio is going to take care of this, just as he got rid of the Central Park hansom cabs.
Oh, wait a minute...