NYC to spend $2M on deer vasectomies

NYC to spend $2M on deer vasectomies
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The city wants to spend big so there’s no bang for Staten Island’s bucks.

Comptroller Scott Stringer is allowing the city to fast-track the contracting process on a $2 million plan to perform vasectomies on the borough’s male deer.

“On Tuesday, the Comptroller’s office gave approval for the Parks Department request to use an emergency procurement to initiate a three-year sterilization study of deer on Staten Island,” spokesman Eric Sumberg said.

The city charter allows the comptroller’s office to approve emergency contracting when there’s a threat to life, safety or property.

An unrestrained and expanding deer herd can harm parks and private property, spread tick-borne illness and wander into roads more often, increasing the risk for deadly vehicle collisions.

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