3 To See At ACC is 633 to see this week!! Click to see why!

Susan Richard
July 12, 2019 - 4:45 pm

NEW YORK (1010WINS) 1010 WINS has teamed up with Animal Care Centers of New York City to let you know about some of the adoptable #Boroughbreds looking for loving homes in the city's shelters, and, where ACC's mobile adoption units are headed with even more great pets.

Our weekly pet post comes as the city's not for profit open admission shelter system posted an open letter asking the public for help, because they find themselves taking in 75 to 100 animals per day.  As a result, they're now over capacity, with 630 animals in their care. Director of Marketing and Communications, Katy Hansen told 1010 WINS, as a result, they're being forced to house animals in crates and cages in hallways, something they haven't had to do in years.

Here's the letter:

Here are 3 of the many animals available for adoption at ACC:

Poochie (66258) An ACC staff member writes: "Poochie is the definition of a regal and elegant older gentleman! This 14 year young dog is just looking for someone loving and gentle to spend his days with! Could that be you? Poochie is cat, dog and kid friendly! Anyone who says the perfect dog doesn't exist just hasn't met this little guy! Poochie was given to the Manhattan ACC because of a rash on his back and glaucoma in one eye that will need on-going vet treatment. He's a mellow senior guy that just wants to sleep and cuddle with his human. A little shy at first but once he warms up he is nothing short of a snuggle bug! Could you be Poochies perfect fit? Come down and meet this senior pup who is just waiting for you! Available for adoption at Manhattan ACC: 326 E 110th Street, Manhattan.

Sunshine (66887) A volunteer writes: One-year Old Sunshine's coat is a beautiful collage of bright and sunny orange and white. When I visited and opened his door, he was curious about the outside world, but not at all pushy about it. He gently rubbed my hand over and over, as if he was giving himself a head massage with my hand. Come and get the vitamin D -- I mean Sunshine -- that you need to stay happy and healthy every day! Available for adoption at Manhattan ACC: 326 E 110th Street, Manhattan.

Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the only open-admissions animal shelter in New York City and takes in approximately 30,000 animals every year. ACC’s  three Care Centers in Manhattan (326 East 110th Street), Brooklyn (2336 Linden Boulevard), and Staten Island (3139 Veterans Road West) are open for adoptions 12pm-8pm Monday thru Friday, and 10am-6pm Saturdays and Sundays.

Thumpa (64539) An ACC volunteer writes: "Thumpa is a very beautiful bunny lady in her best years -- not a youngster, but far from being senior. Thumpa would really like to hang out in a quiet household, watch TV shows and movies with you, be read a good story, be petted, be adored, be fed nice greens and hay and in return -- yes, you may get bunny kisses if you bring some patience and provide a calm environment! While Thumpa may be a bit less energetic than some teenage rabbits in the bunny room, she holds her game when out in the play pen and will ask you for a toss challenge with the crunchy paper or the throw toy. Thumpa would likely do best in a household where she can be the center of the family, but one that is not too loud and hyper active -- she would like humans who enjoy time relaxing more than just chasing around. And if you think you are chasing around a bit too much, with Thumpa, you will have a centered roommate who will show you what sometimes really matters -- taking time out, petting a bunny, and relaxing! And while you are on it, can you also share some cilantro with Thumpa?” Available for adoption at Brooklyn ACC: 2336 Linden Blvd, Brooklyn.   

If you’re interested in one of the animals featured here, email ACC’s Adoption team at adopt@nycacc.org with the animal’s name and "A#", or head directly to the Care Center where the animal is located. Please note, animals featured here may already be placed by the time you arrive, but there are hundreds of great cats, dogs, and rabbits looking for loving homes every day! You can view available animals online, and at the Care Centers, ACC Adoption Counselors will help you find the best match.

You can also meet your new best friend at ACC’s Mobile Adoption Center, which travels throughout the city. (Note: dates and locations are subject to change. Information will be updated as quickly as possible.  View an Interactive adoption event at http://nycacc.org/adoptionevents.)

This week’s mobile adoption events:

  • July 13th, 12PM - 4PM, Petco Gun Hill Rd, 1750 East Gun Hill Rd, Bronx, NY 10469
  • July 13th, 12PM - 4PM, Who's your Doggy?, 301A Halsey Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216
  • July 14th, 12PM - 4PM, Petco Bensonhurst, 2601 86th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11223
  • July 14th, 12PM - 4PM, Love Thy Pet, 164 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

To adopt an animal, you must have a valid photo ID, be 18 years of age or older, and bring proof of current address. ACC adoptions include vaccinations, spay/neuter, a pre-registered microchip, an identification tag, a collar, and a certificate for a free initial exam at a participating veterinarian.

For more information, visit https://www.nycacc.org/adopt/adoption-search