3 To See At ACC: meet Baxter, Juniper and Jax

Susan Richard
June 21, 2019 - 4:40 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.

Plus, media personality Keith Olbermann is teaming up with ACC to sponsor pet adoptions.  Just tell your adoption counselor that Keith Olbermann sent you, and your adoption fee will be waived!

This week, we're featuring Baxter, Juniper and Jax:

Juniper (63966) An ACC Volunteer Writes: “Hanging out with Juniper is a heartwarming, energetic, and fun-filled ride all wrapped into one! He can be a bit shy initially, but quickly warms up - captivating everyone with his sweet personality and funny antics. He cradled his adorable big blocky head in my hands and drifted off with eyes half-closed as I softly gave him cheek rubs; then leaned into me like I was a comfy sofa he was about to take a long snooze on!

This goofy boy will sometimes flop down in the middle of a walk (and he's done this in the shelter hallways too!). I'm not sure if this is his way of getting some extra attention (the natural instinct being to laugh and pet such a ridiculous boy) or some extra treats (treat-bribery being the quickest way of getting him back on his feet)! When Juniper returned to his kennel, he happily took the squeaky toy I offered, climbed onto his bed, and played with it like a little puppy. Hearing that squeak-squeak-squeak sound as I went in and out of the room was like music to my ears! This little juniper-berry loves to play fetch, seems housebroken, and takes treats like a gentleman. Come and meet this big lovable boy at the Brooklyn ACC shelter where he's patiently awaiting his fur-ever home!” Available for adoption at Brooklyn ACC: 2336 Linden Blvd, Brooklyn.

Baxter (65578) An ACC Volunteer writes: “This amiable, in between beautiful and pretty calico is as soft, calm and gentle as her markings. No sharp contrasts, the colors just blend into one another as she will with you. It is affection that will arouse this well composed kitty. A few petting strokes to her head & back, a nice chin rub, and a word or two telling her how pretty she is; and Baxter will rise for the occasion. Alertly walking around, investigating, and peering out her door with the wide eyed curiosity of a youngster. Finally taking some treats and nudging for more. I must give credit, here. With all the clamor, noise, and traffic in the hall, this day, Baxter kept her "cool" and actually managed to keep me calm, too. Smart, I say. I'm sure this "lovely" will give you the pleasure she gave me. So let's get this worthy, youngish senior to a cushy dwelling. And instead of welcoming her to a shelter, let Baxter's next welcome be to hearth & home" 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.

Jax (65299) An ACC volunteer writes: "Oh Jax, you know how to relax. And he melts like wax (when you pet him, he loves pets and will melt into the floor enjoying them). Oh Jax. You make me crack(s). And he knows his acts (when he is in the play pen, he has the best games). Oh Jax, you like your snacks. And he knows how to smack (he makes little smacking noises when you offer him something he thinks is especially delicious). What bunny makes you try to find silly rhymes? Only Jax does that to me, and that is because he is, simply put, 3 pounds of cuteness, happiness, awesomeness and bunnyness. Come meet this handsome boy in the rabbit room in Brooklyn and start rhyming!" 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:

  • June 22nd, 11AM - 7PM & June 23rd, 11AM - 5PM, Supurrr Adoptions with Best Friends (cats and kittens), 21 Ludlow Street, New York, NY 10002
  • June 22nd, 12PM - 4PM, FDNY EMS Station 7 LT. JoAnn Restko Adopt an Animal Day, 512 W 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011
  • June 22nd, 12PM - 4PM, Council Member Francisco Moya’s Adoption Event, 106-01 Corona Avenue, Corona, NY 11368
  • June 23rd, 12PM - 4PM, Boris & Horton, 195 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009

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