I can’t attest to its veracity, but according this posting, the Hearts & Homes animal shelter is horrendously mismanaged. Some of you may recall, I encouraged readers of this site to donate to H&H a couple of years ago, when they were about to be evicted from their loft space, and together, we raised a decent amount of money for them. Hearts & Homes was a fixture around my old neighborhood in Brooklyn every weekend, their volunteers were out on streetcorners. The animals with them never appeared to be abused or mistreated, but if these allegations turn out to be true, it looks like I was taken, along with a lot of other Brooklynites, and a fair number of you and to the latter, I apologize.
There are a number of updates on this page, as well as contact information though if this is all true, I don’t understand why NYC animal control officers haven’t simply shut the place down. (There’s a lot here I don’t understand, actually, like how this could have gone on for any length of time without some volunteer noticing earlier.)
At the time, I wrote that you can’t save the world, but you can make a small difference sometimes. Looks like even that modest optimism may have been misguided. At least in this case.