A veterinary hospital in the city of New York has a backlog of more than 50,000 dogs and cats, according to a recent analysis of data from a New York City Department of Health study.
The veterinary hospital has a waiting list of more-than 40,000 animals, and the department is working with a veterinary center to close a clinic that’s on the verge of closure, according the study by The New York Times and New York Daily News.
The hospital has one of the highest waiting lists in the state, the study found.
It was founded in 1772 in the town of New Rochelle, New York, according Wikipedia.
Its name comes from a French word meaning “the mountain of suffering” and the city’s name, which is derived from the French word for “savage,” according the Times and Daily News article.
It’s a “disease-ridden” environment, with staff and patients suffering from severe illnesses, the report said.
Many of the animals have been “overlooked” in recent years, said one staff member.
In recent years the facility has closed because of “fecal contamination,” the report added.
“I am ashamed and ashamed,” said Dr. Stephen Zaslow, a vet who is not affiliated with the hospital.
“They are doing this without proper notification to the community, without proper medical care.
That is disgusting.”
It’s not the first time the facility’s waiting list has grown.
In 2012, the state of New Jersey reported a backlog that reached more than 10,000 pets, and in 2017, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation said it had a waiting-list of 10,918 animals.
Zaslow said he knows a lot of people who are disappointed by the backlog, but he hopes to turn the situation around.
“It’s sad, but you know the truth,” he said.
“We need to do better.”