No, I’m not anti-animal shelters. I just find it ironic and bizarre that in a year where homelessness has broken Great Depression records in New York City, the above picture is the cover of a New York City newspaper. Shouldn’t the city be primarily focused on PEOPLE. Here’s a novel idea: Find the people homes and they will shelter the animals.
The cover article discusses New York City’s mayor’s proposed budget for the city’s upcoming fiscal year. The article describes the state-of-the-art animal shelters that will be built in two boroughs. However, there is only a small-print mention of an allocation for homeless shelters for citizens of the city. The amount of money earmarked for homeless shelters for people isn’t specified. It is listed in the article under, “Other Funds For,” and is described as “for a homeless plan focused on prevention and rehousing.”
-The Homeless New Yorker