3 To See At ACC: Meet Dexter, Ellis, and Bronx The Bunny!

CBSNewYork And 1010 WINS Team With Animal Care Centers of NYC To Help Boost Pet Adoptions

New York (CBSNewYork) CBSNewYork.com and 1010 WINS have teamed up with Animal Care Centers of New York City to let you know about some of the adoptable animals 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 Dexter, Ellis and Bronx The Bunny!

Bronx (A1060150 – photo above) This approximately 13-month-old cutie was found as a stray in the Bronx, but you can meet her at ACC’s Manhattan Care Center, 326 E. 110th Street. An ACC volunteer writes she has “a very spunky nature.  This girl is very smart and very energetic, and she doesn’t miss a thing. She’s very interested in exploration, but not to the exclusion of socializing – she will let you pet her silky coat. Bronx will definitely keep her adopters on their toes, and is sure to be a very entertaining addition to her new household!”

Dexter (A1062666) available for adoption at ACC’s Manhattan Care Center, 326 E. 110th Street. (Photo Credit: Animal Care Centers of NYC)

Dexter (A1062666) available for adoption at ACC’s Manhattan Care Center, 326 E. 110th Street. (Photo Credit: Animal Care Centers of NYC)

Dexter (A1062666) “Slender and elegant in his well-groomed light caramel coat, Dexter is a bit overwhelmed by all the activity going on around him,” notes an ACC volunteer. “At first reluctant to leave the safety of his kennel, he finally gathered his courage to come out for a walk. We chatted, we walked and we chatted some more, we went into the yard for some off leash time and Dexter began to slowly wag his tail, take treats and even came into my lap for a quick kiss! He watched other dogs pass our pen, running over to investigate and then came back to my side and asked to be pet.” Meet this adorable, approximately two-year-old boy at ACC’s Manhattan Care Center, 326 E. 110th Street.

Ellis (A1062201) available for adoption at ACC’s Staten Island Care Center, 3139 Veterans Road West. (Photo Credit: Animal Care Centers of NYC)

Ellis (A1062201) available for adoption at ACC’s Staten Island Care Center, 3139 Veterans Road West. (Photo Credit: Animal Care Centers of NYC)

Ellis (A1062201) Ellis, an ACC volunteer notes, will “meow to get your attention, then he’ll continue meowing after he’s gotten it, as if he were having a conversation with you!” This handsome, approximately three-year-old feline used to live with children and another cat, and he got along well with all. Meet Ellis at ACC’s Staten Island Care Center, 3139 Veterans Road West.

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.

If you’re interested in one of the animals featured here, email ACC’s Adoption team at adoption@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.  Also check http://nycacc.org/Events.htm)

This week’s mobile adoption events:

  • January 16, 12-4pm: Mobile Adoption Center at Petco Bensonhurst, 2601 86th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11223
  • January 16, 12-4pm: Dog Adoptions at Biscuits & Bath, Sutton Place, 1064 First Avenue, New York, NY 10022
  • January 17, 12-4pm: Mobile Adoption Center at Petco Riverdale, 193 West 237th Street, Bronx, NY 10463
  • January 17, 12-4pm: Mobile Adoption Center at Petco Union Square, 860 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

 

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.

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