NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Help is here for New Yorkers struggling to meet the basic needs of their pets during the coronavirus crisis.
"The message we want to tell pet parents is that we are here for them," ASPCA President & CEO Matt Bershadker told 1010 WINS. "During times of crisis it's really important that people are able to keep their pets for the psychological benefit, the companionship, the joy, the love, the stress relief that comes from having an animal."
They also continue to operate their partnership with the NYPD, caring for animals rescued from cruelty cases and other circumstances, as well serving critical cases at the Bergh Animal Hospital and maintaining their Bronx Community Veterinary Center. Bershadker notes that starting April 6th, the ASPCA's kitten nursery will open for what's known as kitten season, when Animal Care Centers of New York is overrun with cats and kittens during the warmer months. They will be looking for even more fosters then, and you can get that information HERE.