Biden Picks De Blasio's 'Pet Hotline' Emergency Commish to Head FEMA

Failing upward.

Considering Mayor Bill de Blasio's track record, it's hard to imagine anyone wanting anyone he handpicked to do anything more crucial than deliver coffee. But here's Biden's pick to head FEMA.

Following recent reports by the CDC that two pet cats in New York State contracted the novel coronavirus, pet owners around the City may have become concerned that their own pets may get infected. However, they can now call a new Pet Hotline which will serve as an information, planning, referral and service coordination hub for New York City pet owners.

On Apr. 29, the City’s emergency management department and the Mayor’s Office of Animal Welfare announced the launch of the NYC COVID-19 Pet Hotline for those who need support for their pets during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Pets and service animals are a part of our family, and we want to alleviate any concern associated with having to take care of these family members during these trying times,” said NYC Emergency Management Commissioner Deanne Criswell. 

Thousands of people may have been dying in nursing homes, but here's a hotline you can call if you're worried about your cat getting the coronavirus.

New York City Emergency Management was notoriously terrible even before Bill de Blasio.