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Animal Care & Control Calling On New Yorkers To Come And Adopt Cats

Bittersweet the cat (pictured above) is available for adoption at the ACC's Manhattan Care Center. (credit: ACC)

Bittersweet the cat (pictured above) is available for adoption at the ACC’s Manhattan Care Center. (credit: ACC)

UPDATED: 4:20 p.m. July 25, 2014

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Animal Care and Control of New York City is getting out the word that they need people to come and adopt cats.

Executive Director Risa Weinstock says shelters are overflowing with nearly 6,000 cats and kittens.

“We have hundreds of cats coming and in and we want the New York City community to come to our shelters, reach out,” she told 1010 WINS. “We have enough cats to fill Radio City Music Hall.”

Weinstock says the goal is to get at least a hundred cats into forever homes between Thursday and Sunday.

“Ideally, our goal is to push way beyond a hundred,” she said. “The sooner we get these cats into loving homes, the better it is for everybody — for the shelter population, for these cats and for anyone who wants to adopt.”

Gina the cat (pictured above) is available for adoption at the ACC's Brooklyn Care Center. (credit: ACC)

Gina the cat (pictured above) is available for adoption at the ACC’s Brooklyn Care Center. (credit: ACC)

To help facilitate their goal, the adoption fee has been reduced to just $5 for adult cats and $20 for a kitten under 6 months old.

On Saturday, they’ll have their Mobile Adoption Unit outside the Petco in Union Square from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. It will also be at the Cobble Hill Animal Clinic from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

The shelters are located at 326 East 110th Street in Manhattan, 2336 Linden Boulevard in Brooklyn and 3139 Veterans Road West on Staten Island.

For more information, visit www.nycacc.org.

EDITOR’S NOTE: At publication, the Petco event was scheduled for 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, but has since been rescheduled and will now be held Saturday afternoon.

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