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Animal Care and Control

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

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

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

07/24/2014

Tie With The Miller Family (credit: AC&C)

Dog Rescued From Tracks After Chasing Metro-North Train Finds New Home

Tie, a shepherd/collie mix, was adopted over the weekend by the Miller family. Animal Care & Control of NYC said it received more than 100 queries about Tie and approximately three dozen applications for the dog.

04/14/2014

MTA officers Luis Alvarez (L) and Errold Borges with Tie. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Dog Rescued From Tracks After Chasing Metro-North Train Available For Adoption

Tie started her journey at a rail yard on 149th Street in the Bronx and chased the train about a mile and a half to the 125th Street station in Harlem, where MTA officers Luis Alvarez and Errold Borges rescued her.

04/11/2014

MTA officers Luis Alvarez (L) and Errold Borges with Tie. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Dog Rescued From Tracks After Chasing Metro-North Train From The Bronx Into Manhattan

A Metro-North train was forced to slow down on Tuesday thanks to a dog that decided to chase the train into Manhattan from the South Bronx.

04/09/2014

A new new mobile adoption unit that was unveiled by Animal Care and Control in February, 2014 (Credit CBS 2)

Animal Care And Control Set To Roll Out Mobile Pet Adoption Center

New York City’s largest animal rescue organization is rolling out its first mobile adoption center.

02/09/2014

Subway kittens Arthur (left) and August are ready for adoption. (credit: Animal Care and Control)

Kittens That Halted Subways In Brooklyn Up For Adoption

Officials with Animal Care and Control of NYC said the 4-month-old felines, now named Arthur and August, need a home together.

10/18/2013

Snake Found In Brooklyn Apartment (credit: CBS 2)

Brooklyn Women Find Snake In Their Living Room

Four roommates discovered a snake curled up by a heater in their living room last Tuesday morning.

08/02/2013

Pit bull mix rides bus by herself during rush hour. (credit: Stuart Schenker)

Pit Bull Mix Goes For Rush Hour Ride On Staten Island Bus

After 72 hours, the pit bull mix who now goes by “Little Lola” and “Free Ride,” will go up for adoption.

07/12/2013

FILE - A cat sits in her cage at an Animal Care and Control Shelter in New York. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Report Outlines ‘Deplorable’ Conditions At City’s Animal Shelters

A new report by Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer said New York Animal Care and Control shelters are plagued by deplorable conditions and dysfunction at the organizational level.

01/06/2013

One of two alligators removed in Brooklyn. (credit: NYPD)

Snakes, Alligators And Tarantula Among Animals Removed From Brooklyn Housing Project

Police said they found six snakes, including a boa constrictor and five pythons among other animals at the Crown Heights residence.

09/07/2012

A Staten Island Ferry makes its ways north from Staten Island to Manhattan with the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in the background (file / credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Police Rescue Deer From Under Verrazano Bridge

Police rescued two deer Wednesday after they got stuck on the seawall under the Brooklyn side of the Verrazano Bridge.

10/06/2011

Cross-country cat

Questions Remain, But Willow The Cat Headed Back Home To Colorado

Gothamist.com said the feline may have been adopted by a New Yorker on a Colorado ski vacation, thinking she was a stray. The two then flew back to New York, where Willow stayed the next five years.

09/16/2011

A dog walker takes four bulldogs for a stroll down the Promenade at Carl Schurz Park on the Upper East Side in New York. (Photo credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Pets Welcome At City Shelters During Hurricane Irene

Ahead of Hurricane Irene’s arrival, the ASPCA is urging pet owners not to leave home without your furry friends.

08/26/2011

FILE - A cat sits in her cage at an Animal Care and Control Shelter in New York. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Manhattan Borough President Stringer Wants Overhaul Of Animal Care and Control

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer says what’s needed is a new board of animal lovers and experienced fundraisers to raise money for better facilities and services.

08/20/2011

Jayelin Graham (credit: CBS 2)

Children’s Services To Probe Death Of Brooklyn 4-Year-Old Killed By Dog

The head of New York City’s children’s services agency is vowing to investigate the mauling death of a 4-year-old boy in his Brooklyn home.

06/01/2011

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