Animal Care and Control

Alligator captured in Inwood

NYPD, Animal Care & Control Capture Alligator Walking Down Inwood Street

The alligator was taken away by Animal Care and Control.


File photo of cats (Credit: Tracy Parisi)

NYC Animal Welfare Group ‘Overflowing’ With Cats

The organization issued a plea Monday for people to “open their hearts and homes” to one or more feline friends.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Cross-country cat

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


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.