Mayor’s highly touted Office of Animal Welfare barely functioning


This watchdog has no bite. As a scandal exposed by The Post engulfs the Big Apple’s Animal Care Center, a long-promised city office meant to oversee New York’s pet shelter system is barely functioning. Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a law last November that would create an Office of Animal Welfare — but more than a year later, the agency is staffed with just a single known employee and has accomplished next to nothing. “It is unacceptable that at this late date this critical office appears to not be functioning,” Councilman Mark Levine (D-Manhattan), the chair of the City Council Committee on Health, told The Post.

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