animals

Rat poison appears to be playing a role in the demise of creatures like Central Park’s beloved Barry the Owl, necropsy reports obtained THE CITY show. But causes of death aren’t always clear — including a duck that may have drowned in Queens.
The beloved barred owl who died last month in Central Park, had a potentially lethal level of rat poison that could have impaired her flying abilities before her crash, according to a state necropsy obtained by THE CITY.
NYC groups that organize animal adoptions from around the world say COVID-19 travel restrictions have made international transportation costly where not impossible.
A months-long ASPCA halt on procedures to prevent pregnancies among New York City’s roaming cats has helped fuel a kitten explosion. Meanwhile, some owners have abandoned their pets.
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