3 To See At ACC: Meet Iona, Hillary & Lovehandle

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 Iona, Hillary and Lovehandle!

Iona (A1060347 photo/video above) Adorable Iona, who’s about two years old and likes to play, has been at ACC since December. She’s ready for a new home to explore! Meet this cutie at ACC’s Manhattan Care Center, 326 E. 110th Street.

Lovehandle (A1072010) available for adoption at ACC’s Manhattan Care Center, 326 E. 110th Street. (Photo Credit: Animal Care Centers of NYC)

Lovehandle (A1072010) available for adoption at ACC’s Manhattan Care Center, 326 E. 110th Street. (Photo Credit: Animal Care Centers of NYC)

Lovehandle (A1072010) “Contrary to his name, Lovehandle is not a big cat (except for his extra fluffy tail) – but he is full of love and is super easy to handle!” notes an ACC volunteer. “He did not mind being picked up and carried or having his paws cleaned. When he was brought into the interaction room, he happily explored the cat tree, scratched the posts, and played with a toy. He also comfortably sat on my lap to get a look out the window. He would be a great cat for beginner cat owners who are looking for a happy, playful pet to share their home.” Meet this sweetie at ACC’s Manhattan Care Center, 326 E. 110th Street.

Hillary (A1071638) available for adoption at ACC’s Staten Island Care Center, 3139 Veterans Road West. (Photo Credit: Animal Care Centers of NYC)

Hillary (A1071638) available for adoption at ACC’s Staten Island Care Center, 3139 Veterans Road West. (Photo Credit: Animal Care Centers of NYC)

Hillary (A1071638) “Hillary poses for her photo like a model,” writes an ACC volunteer. “And she has model star looks too boot. The first time I met Hillary she gave me a giant hug and kissed me, all before we exited the building.” Meet Hillary 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:

  • May 7, 12-4 pm: Mobile Adoption Center at PS 169 and BELL Academy, 18-25 212th Street, Bayside, NY 11360 – sponsored by Council Member Paul A. Vallone
  • May 7 & 8, 12-5 pm: MUTTS/Petco Foundation Adoption Event, Petco Union Square, 860 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
  • May 10, 6-8 pm: Mobile Adoption Center at The Strand Bookstore, 828 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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