NYC Animal Shelter Forced to Temporarily Close Due to COVID Hopes to Find Foster Homes

The doors to the Animal Care Center of NYC in East Harlem are closed to the public Wednesday night, with a bright red sign out front letting the community know that COVID-related staffing shortages are to blame. Risa Weinstock, the CEO of the city-run shelter, said more of their staff members are in quarantine than have tested positive for the virus.

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Staff at a NYC shelter are desperately trying to find short-term homes for some of their animals, as COVID cases and quarantines has severely limited their staff Animals at a Manhattan shelter are becoming victims of the virus — without ever contracting COVID-19.

The doors to the Animal Care Center […]


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