3 To See At ACC: Meet Lexington, Reuben & Sparta!

Susan Richard
June 15, 2018 - 4:01 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.

This week, we're featuring  Lexington, Reuben & Sparta:

Lexington (30488) An ACC Volunteer Writes: "Lexington is in her ivory tower, laying lavishly and melancholically on her kuranda bed, open to conversations and petting, but not to stepping out of her kennel. She is yet to discover the outside world which right now is our care center, its inhabitants and our adjacent streets and park. For our first walk, Lexi had to be helped to get out. She is an older gal (although in beautiful shape and healthy looking) and needs to be handled with care. A stroll to the park is uplifting. She is a wonderful walker, listens to cues, stops at the light, respects small critters and other dogs, does not mind mobs of children and people chanting in preparation of a parade. Her face remains stern, stoic. I bet that she appreciates stretching her legs, doing her business and breathing some fresh air. But an elderly like her who knew the love of only one person, her former owner, is hoping and dreaming for more. As soon as I sit on a bench in our yard, Lexi jumps on my lap. A very large smile explodes on her face. She asks for treats (searching my pocket). Her eyes are beaming. Staff came over. What is happening? Lexi feels better. She is happy. Yes, Lexington is happy, happy to have a friend all to herself, like old times. Lexi has made now quite a few new friends since she arrived at the care center. We all agree. She is a dream dog, a golden girl who, given a chance, will once again give all the love stored in her heart. A new page in her life with a new owner might also open a whole new outlook on life for Lexi. Endearing Lexington is at the Manhattan Care Center, dreaming of her new life with you! Available at Manhattan ACC: 326 East 110th Street (between 1st and 2nd Aves.) New York, NY 10029.

Reuben (21328) An ACC Volunteer Writes: "Reuben is an extra-large New Zealand White with great big ears. This guy is oodles of bun to love, but he's not for the faint of heart! Reuben is a very energetic and strong boy. He gets very excited at the prospect of "out time," and will practically burst out of his cage to achieve his goal. Once he's free, he's much happier and easier to handle - and if he's in the mood, he'll even settle down for some affection. Reuben will need a lot of space in his habitat and a ton of time out for exercise. He'd probably also benefit from a calmer bunny partner.” Available for adoption at Brooklyn ACC: 2336 Linden Blvd, Brooklyn NY 11208

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.

Sparta (28153) An ACC volunteer writes: "A volunteer writes: Sparta may be shy at first but give her some time, the right amount of treats and she becomes an affectionate kitty who just wants to be loved. She loves chin rubs and head scratches and to play with her wand and feathered toys. She's the perfect kitty to spend some relaxing caturday time with." Available for adoption at Brooklyn ACC: 2336 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn NY 11208.

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 16th, 11am - 3pm, Richmond Hill Block Association Pet Adoption Fair, Park Ln S, Richmond Hill, NY 11418 Forest Park (Buddy Monument Plaza)
  • June 16th, 12pm - 4pm, Boris & Horton, 195 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009
  • June 17th, 12pm - 4pm, Petco Union Square, 860 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
  • June 17th, 12pm - 4pm, Remuer La Queue Boutique, 209 Malcolm X Blvd. Brooklyn, NY 11221

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