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 Meet Bambino, Nayla and Mariel. Plus, Animal Care Centers of NYC’s “Pets for Vets” adoption special continues, with adoption fee waived for all Veterans of the United States Armed Services.
Bambino (A1082802 – photo above) “Every time I go into the adoption room and see Bambino looking at me with those beautiful green eyes, my heart just melts!” an ACC volunteer notes. “He is one of the sweetest cats I have ever met. With his sweet little meow he asks for attention and is so grateful when it is given. He will head butt you and purr for hours!” Meet this affectionate, approximately four-year-old cutie at ACC’s Brooklyn Care Center, 2336 Linden Boulevard.
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.
Nayla (A0999483) Nayla, an ACC volunteer writes, “is shy at first but warms up quickly,” and “appears to be a mellow dog.” But her previous owner does note she loves to play and is very active. This talented pup also knows how to open kitchen cabinets and get dog treats! Meet Nayla, who’s about six years old, at ACC’s Staten Island Care Center, 3139 Veterans Road West.
Mariel (A1073843) “This girl is a little nervous around new people, but she will let you pet her,” writes an ACC volunteer. “She particularly likes head and ear scratches, and if you do a good job you may catch her tooth purring! Mariel has beautiful dark eyes accentuated by dark lashes.” Meet this approximately three-year-old cutie at ACC’s Manhattan Care Center, 326 E. 110th Street.
If you’re interested in one of the animals featured here, email ACC’s Adoption team at firstname.lastname@example.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:
- November 12, 12 – 4 pm: Cat and Dog Adoptions at Petco Gateway Mall, 528 Gateway Drive #4, Brooklyn, NY 11239
- November 12, 11 am – 3pm: Dog Adoptions at Biscuits & Bath – Sutton Place, 1064 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10022
- November 13, 12 – 5 pm: Whiskers in Wonderland, Petco Union Square, 860 Broadway, New York, NY 10003 (cats and rabbits only)
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.