Computer glitch at NYC shelter has killed at least a dozen cats7/16/2012
Noble, Max, Rhoda and Tooperina are four of at least a dozen cats that have been euthanized because of a computer error. At New York City's Animal Care and Control center, cats on death row are listed online at 5 p.m. and would-be pardoners can log on to adopt them any time before 6 a.m. the next morning. That's how the site SHOULD work; instead, thanks to repeated malfunctions, heartbroken almost-owners have learned that their adopted cat has been put down. "They're working out the kinks without a safety net, and that's resulted in deaths," the head of one rescue group said. Julie Bank, the director of the taxpayer-funded facility, blames the deaths on user error. [Source]
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