In September 2009 State Supreme Court Justice Marilyn Shafer found that the City violated the Animal Shelters and Sterilization Act, NYC CODE § 17-801, et seq. and ordered New York City to submit to it a plan to open animal shelters in all five boroughs and keep those shelters open 24 hours a day, seven days per week to receive and permit the adoption of dogs and cats. Pursuant to the Act, the City was required, but failed to ensure that a full-service animal shelter was maintained in all five boroughs on a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week basis. The City intends to appeal this decision.
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