3 To See At ACC: meet MacKe, Princess Calecko and Chive

Susan Richard
December 28, 2018 - 4:35 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.

This week, we're featuring MacKe, Princess Calecko and Chive:

MacKe (18763) An ACC volunteer writes: " MacKe is one of those dogs who has a special pull on my heartstrings. Her soft, gentle nature and those sweet soulful eyes just draw me in every time. She can be a bit shy with new people, but if given time to warm up, all that melts away and her true personality shines through - that of an outgoing, friendly, relaxed, and playful girl. (And having a few treats definitely helps break the ice). MacKe forms strong bonds with her loved ones. In her previous home she'd even follow family members around the house just to be near them. She was relaxed and friendly with the child she lived with, and has been relaxed and respectful around other dogs. As if that weren't enough, MacKe also knows the commands "sit", "come", and "down". If you'd like to meet this sweet, enchanting girl, come on down to the Brooklyn ACC shelter where she's awaiting her forever home. Just be prepared to have your heartstrings tugged!” Brooklyn ACC: 2336 Linden Blvd, Brooklyn.

Princess Caleko (50699) An ACC volunteer writes: “If your kind of cat is bold, spirited, and sassy, then you must meet Princess Caleko today. This beautiful and dainty girl (6 lbs!) was found all by her lonesome; her finder told us that she was friendly and outgoing but not a fan of the resident cat in the home. The Care Center behavior team agreed that she liked making friends and showing affection, sniffing hands, giving head butts, and allowing slow, gentle body strokes before her independent streak set in and she retreated to do her own thing. Like other super confident cats, Princess Caleko has big personality and appears to like things on her terms. She's a born leader looking for a follower, or a diva searching for a fan club. Maybe you?” Available for adoption at Manhattan ACC: 326 E 110th St, 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.

Chive  (51162) An ACC volunteer writes: “Come and meet firecracker bunny Chive in the rabbit room! Chive has a beautiful orange-red coat which you can see in some of her photos. She is so beautiful, it took my breath away when I first saw her. With that gorgeous ginger hair comes a very sweet bunny soul who would love nothing more than choreographing a banana ballet in your home and play with you on the floor. She is a curious bunny who hopped over my legs again and again during her playtime in the pen (I guess I am a bunny parkour) and even nudged me a bit to give her more head rubs. Chive would do well in a first-time bunny owner home or with an experienced adopter - as long as she gets plenty of safe indoor space to play and humans who will lend their legs willingly for some jumping exercises.” 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.)

Upcoming mobile adoption events (none scheduled over the New Year's weekend, but mark your calendar for 2019!):

  • January 5th, 12pm - 4pm, Petco Riverdale, 193 W 237th St, Bronx, NY 10463
  • January 5th, 12pm - 4pm, Petco Sheepshead Bay, 1610 Avenue Y, Brooklyn, NY 11235
  • January 6th, 12pm - 4pm, Petco Gun Hill Road, 1750 E Gun Hill Road, Bronx, NY 10469
  • January 6th, 12pm - 4pm, Petco Forest Hills, 9111 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills, NY 11374

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 http://www.nycacc.org/Adopt.htm.