(Photo: ACC)

3 To See At ACC: meet Polo, Paula and Limerick

Susan Richard
February 14, 2020 - 12:37 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 Polo, Paula and Limerick:

Polo (# 83031) A volunteer writes: Good luck not being utterly mesmerized by Polo. When I first spot him he's up front at his door, tall, shiny, stunning, like a horse. But he's uncertain, leaning forward on his white-tippy toes, and eyes us up and down with that majestic gaze. "Don't worry, buddy" I say as I bend my knees down towards him. He seems satisfied, more trusting, and ready for a walk. He is easily leashed, and if you don't feel proud, in awe, and a little in love when walking Polo, then you've missed that you're in the company of greatness. It's only when we enter the grassy yard, drop Polo's leash, and stand aside to see what our boy can do, that our hearts crack open in the cold. For all that stunning frame, hearty woofs, and self-assured walk, Polo stands stock-still in the middle of the pen, staring off through a tiny crack in the door. "Here's a ball, buddy," "treat, handsome?" all is met with a soft-hearted stare and a shake through his legs. Polo previously lived with another large dog and a child and was described as playful and very loving with both. Fortunately while he was a bit of a shy guy with me another volunteer met him just two nights later and happily reported he gave a toy a good chase, climbed up on a bench to sit with her, and enjoyed multiple rubs of the chin. After my date with Polo sadly came to an end, I easily returned him to his kennel, "You did good, buddy," I say. And my heart did one more flutter when our shy guy gave a wag of his tail. Polo is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan ACC.

Paula (# 86130) A volunteer writes: Wide-eyed, sensitive Paula came to the Care Center after her person became homeless. Despite her heart-tugging backstory, Paula is impressing everyone with her gentle demeanor and absolute love of petting sessions. It sometimes takes her time to come out of her shell (and out from under the blanket she likes to curl up under!). But if you make the first move, Paula will let you stroke her soft tuxedo fur and listen to you tell her how pretty she is. This soulful girl needs a special human to make her feel like she belongs to someone again. Maybe you?

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.

Limerick (# 87437) A volunteer writes: Limerick is a gorgeous rabbit lady with the most beautiful eyes. While a bit shy at the start, she will warm up quickly once she knows you are a friend and enjoys head and back rubs. She is a laid back bunny who prefers lounging over silly games and is looking for a human who loves to relax with her. She would not mind sharing her cilantro in return for being loved forever after. Do you have space in your home and your heart for a sweet rabbit girl called Limerick?

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 ID number, 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:

  • February 14th Special Event, 4pm - 6pm,  Valentine's Day 'BE MINE' Event at The Crooked Knife, Sponsored by Coney Island Brewery, 28 East 30th Street, New York, NY 10016
  • February 15th, 12pm - 4pm, Boris & Horton, 195 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009
  • February 15th, 12pm - 4pm, M&M Pet Boutique and Pet Supplies, 5513 Metropolitan Avenue, Ridgewood, NY 11385

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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 click HERE.