Wednesday, January 7, 2009


The New Year hasn't started off with a bang for New York's shelter animals.

Today, the NY Daily News' Lisa Colangelo reported that an outbreak of Strep Zoo, a rare and potential deadly bacterial infection, forced the Brooklyn Animal Care & Control Shelter to close its doors last week.  At least several dogs died and animal rescuers say many have been infected.  Read the story here.

On Long Island, 180 cats were removed from a Moriches home, reports Newsday.  The animals were taken to a vet to be spayed and neutered.

But here's a bright spot:  The League of Humane Voters of NYC is spreading its wings.  The non-profit animal welfare group announced yesterday it was going statewide and changing its name to New York League of Humane Voters (NYLHV). Stay tuned for the launch of the new web site at

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