Friday, October 9, 2015

ASPCA completes expansion of Rehabilitation Center for Canine Cruelty Victims

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals announced the completion of a critical expansion project that will accommodate housing and behavioral rehabilitation for New York City canine cruelty victims.

In Jan. 2014, the NYPD and ASPCA launched a citywide partnership in which the NYPD takes the lead role in responding to all animal cruelty complaints in the five boroughs, and the ASPCA provides direct care support for the victims and conducts police training and forensic analysis. Construction on the Gloria Gurney Canine Annex for Recovery & Enrichment) – made possible by the estate of benefactor Gloria Gurney – was announced in May 2015.

The 5,000-square-foot facility, which is not intended for public use, is located near the ASPCA’s Upper East Side hospital and adoption center and can house approximately 50 dogs. Dogs often arrive at CARE after completing medical treatment in the intensive care unit and the special anti-cruelty ward of the ASPCA Animal Hospital. At CARE they receive behavioral assistance necessary to prepare them for adoption.

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