NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City plans to launch an adoption department for stray dogs, cats and other pets.
The adoption service would mark a new strategy for New York City Animal Care and Control. It plans to have it running within a year.
Finding homes for stray animals has largely been left to private groups.
The new department would have 10 to 12 staff members and would actively seek homes for the animals.
The agency's interim executive director, Risa Weinstock, told the Wall Street Journal she wants to make Animal Care and Control one of the first places people go to adopt a pet.
The new department would be part of an expansion of the agency's staff from 150 to 250 over the next three years.
June 19 is National Dine Out Day. Restaurants and vendors across the country are contributing a percentage of their revenues for the day to the NJ Relief Fund.
A car crashed into a building on 2nd Avenue and East 4th Street in the East Village on Wednesday morning. At least eight people were injured, three in serious condition, according to FDNY officials.
A car jumped the curb on 2nd Avenue and East 4th Street in the East Village on Wednesday morning injuring eight people. Witnesses say the Nissan was traveling at a high speed before it took out the store front, trees, bicycles, a light post and a fire hydrant.
Riders should anticipate some changes but "near normal" service on the Long Island Rail Road for the morning rush. Crews have been working to repair tracks and switches after Monday's derailment.