NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) While the world may be transfixed on Monday night’s Presidential debate, Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) is gearing up for Tuesday.
That’s when the adoption fee for pets six months and older will be reduced to $20.16. This includes dogs, cats and rabbits. ACC, which takes in more than 30,000 animals a year as the city’s only open admissions shelter, is currently caring for over 300 pets looking for a home.
Whether you’re on the left or the right, ACC spokeswoman Alexandra Silver told 1010 WINS, we can all agree that pets are great to have around, and ACC wants to highlight the importance of adoption. “It is a choice that people make”, said Silver, “They could go to a pet store or to a breeder, but people choose to adopt, so it’s a nice tie in to the election because you can really “elect” to adopt, and that’s what we want people to do”.
ACC cat and dog adoptions include vaccinations, a microchip, spay/neuter, a free office visit at a participating veterinarian and a free identification tag. ACC Rabbits come with a full starter kit, including food and treats.
Individuals and families interested in adopting can visit one of ACC’s three Campaign Headquarters (Care Centers), open for adoptions 12pm-8pm Monday through Friday and 10am-6pm Saturday and Sunday.
Manhattan – 326 East 110th Street
Brooklyn – 2336 Linden Boulevard
Staten Island – 3139 Veterans Road West
ACC Animals will also be hitting the campaign trails over the next several weeks. That schedule can be found HERE.
ACC animals available for adoption can be viewed online HERE or on ACC’s free mobile app (available on Google Play and iTunes).