FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
WHO: Kay Riviello, President, NoKill-NewYork.Org Hosts
WHAT: “Occupy Animal Care & Control – New York” Protest and Demonstration Featuring the Deaths of “Figaro” & “Kintaro”
WHEN: April 25, 2015, Saturday, 2-4pm
WHERE: 326 East 110th Street at the ACC-NY, NY, NY (between 1st & 2nd Avenues)
Recently, a dog named Kintero was reserved for adoption by a member of the public and when she arrived to adopt her dog, the dog had been killed “by accident” by the animal control facility. NoKill-NewYork.Org was founded when a dog named “Wam” was killed in the exact same manner back in 2010 – and the same “mistakes” continue to be perpetrated. A cat named “Figaro” was found dead in her cage after undergoing a spay procedure. The cat was purportedly pregnant when the spay procedure was performed. Zero accountability has been waged against ACC-NY for crimes against these animals.
About five months ago, Kay Riviello filed the first criminal complaint against ACC-NY for lack of veterinary care regarding a dog named Jackie and no investigation has been performed to date by the NYPD. Additionally, Riviello filed the first lawsuit against the NYPD for lack of enforcement of animal cruelty laws and the verdict is currently pending in New York Supreme Court. (Read more at kateriviello.wordpress.com)
Into the fifth year of protests and demonstrations, a bill to build the shelters in the Bronx and Queens has come to fruition but is stalled in NYC Council to wrangle over funding. The Comptroller has released an audit detailing the deplorable illegal conditions inside those walls, however, he failed to demand an Open Bid. NoKill-NewYork.Org is the only organization that calls for ACC-NY to be taken out from under the Department of Health and hold a fair and transparent Open Bid in NYC for animal care. To simply replace the Board of Directors at ACC-NY with other shelter insiders, as was suggested by the Comptroller, will improve nothing whatsoever.
Riviello and her organization continues to decry the actions of ACC-NY as criminal and demands an investigation by the Attorney General’s office for sanctions, termination of ACC Board members and employees, and possible arrests of individuals responsible for the negligent veterinary practices and outright deaths of so many animals including Figaro and Kintero.
We will wear our signature red and hold an “Occupy” type protest and demonstration at 326 East 110th Street outside NY-ACC with B. Kevin Storm, a high school vegan radio host, on international live feed. Contact Riviello at (845) 856-7366 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
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