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Animal lovers protest inhumane conditions of NYC shelters

Posted: 11:22 AM, Jun 23, 2013
Updated: 2013-06-23 15:07:15-04

In Queens, animal lovers took to the streets of Long Island City to protest what they say is the City’s abuse of pets in shelters.

The New York Animal Alliance says it wants to educate people about the inhumane treatment at the pound and the organization says Queens and Brooklyn don’t even have shelters for homeless, abandoned and abused animals.

In Queens, animal lovers took to the streets of Long Island City to protest what they say is the city’s abuse of pets in shelters.

The city says this is not true. A Health Department spokeswoman says New York has one of the best funded shelter systems and one of the highest placement rates of any big city. She says over the past 10 years, placements have more than doubled, while the number of animals euthanized has declined by two-thirds.