Animal Care Centers Of NYC Issues Plea For Adopters & Fosters Due To Major Influx Over Memorial Day

Susan Richard
May 30, 2018 - 3:22 pm

NEW YORK (1010WINS) Animal Care Centers of NYC, the city's only open admissions shelters, is making a special plea to the public to either adopt or foster a pet.  This follows a major influx over the Memorial Day weekend, when more than 300 animals were surrendered or brought in as strays.

"This weekend we saw a massive increase in intake, including hundreds of cats, dogs and rabbits," said ACC President and CEO, Risa Weinstock. "From small breed dogs, to kittens and rabbits, we have an amazing array of animals available for New Yorkers who are looking to add a furry friend to their family."

ACC says shelter intake had been on the decline for the past several months, due in part to strategic surrender prevention programs and community pet outreach. However, with the start of the summer season, the organization is seeing its first major wave of kittens, with more than 100 coming in this past weekend alone. "We are fortunate to have a large network of New Hope adoption partners who are able to take in kittens," said ACC, Senior Director of Strategic Operations, Ellen Curtis. "Animal Kind, ASPCA®, Brooklyn Animal Action, Best Friends and Feline Rescue of Staten Island all took over 15 kittens each, which was a huge help."

Watch video about kitten season at ACC in this episode of All For Animals TV with 1010 WINS' Susan Richard:

For New Yorkers who can assist on a short-term basis, ACC has a robust foster program with varying levels of in-care stays, from a few days to several weeks. Foster orientations in June include:

  • ACC Large Dog Foster Orientation: Tuesday, June 5th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • ACC Cat/Kitten Foster Orientation, Tuesday, June 19th, 7:00pm-9:00p
  • ACC Cat/Kitten Foster Orientation, Friday, June 29th, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Foster caregivers receive food, bedding, litter, treats, veterinary support and transportation as needed.

Watch video about ACC's foster program in this episode of All For Animals TV with 1010 WINS' Susan Richard:

Potential adopters can meet great pets at the three Care Centers, open for adoptions 12pm-8pm Monday through Friday and 10am-6pm Saturday and Sunday:

  • Manhattan - 326 East 110th Street
  • Brooklyn - 2336 Linden Boulevard
  • Staten Island - 3139 Veterans Road West

ACC also has Mobile Adoption Center events throughout the month of June:

  • ·         June 2, Adopt-A-Shelter Animal 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • ·         June 9, Hell's Kitchen Flea Market 523 9th Ave, New York, NY 10018
  • ·         June 9, Riverfest Festival at College of Mount Saint Vincent 6301 Riverdale Ave, Bronx, NY 10471    
  • ·         June 10, 43rd Precinct Mobile Adoption Event, 900 Fteley Avenue Bronx, New York 10473
  • ·         June 10, 84th Precinct Adoption Day Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 5, Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • ·         June 16, Richmond Hill Block Association Pet Adoption Fair Park Ln S, Richmond Hill, NY 11418
  • ·         June 16, Boris & Horton 195 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009
  • ·         June 17, Petco Union Square 860 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
  • ·         June 17, Remuer La Queue Boutique 209 Malcolm X Blvd. Brooklyn, NY 11221
  • ·         June 23, Petco Marine Park 2343 Utica Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11234
  • ·         June 23, Summer Craftstravaganza Mobile Adoption Event 7th Ave & W 17th St, New York, NY 10011
  • ·         June 24, Petco Forest Hills 9111 Metropolitan Avenue Forest Hills, NY 11374
  • ·         June 24, Throggs Neck Kiwanis Pet Adoption Day 3124 Harding Ave, Bronx, NY 10465
  • ·         June 30, City Island Library 320 City Island Ave Bronx NY, 10464
  • ·         June 30, Petco Bensonhurst 2601 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11223

Animals available for adoption can be viewed online at, or on ACC’s free mobile app (available on Google Play and iTunes). ACC adoptions include vaccinations, a microchip, spay/neuter, a free office visit at a participating veterinarian and a free identification tag.