CBSNewYork & 1010WINS Help NYC Animal Shelters Promote Adoption With Weekly Pet Post

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — and 1010 WINS have teamed up with Animal Care & Control of New York City to let you know about some of the adoptable animals in the city shelters in need of loving homes and where AC&C’s mobile adoption unit is headed with even more great pets.

This week, we’re featuring Pepper, Solin and Nancy Drew.

Nancy Drew (A1025309-Rabbit, photo above): Nancy Drew is a bit of a mystery.  This approximately one year old rabbit was brought to AC&C after she was found as a stray in a dorm. But she’s ready for a loving home! Meet this cutie at AC&C’s Manhattan Care Center at 326 E. 11oth Street.

Solin the Cat. Available at AC&C's Staten Island Care Center.  (Photo Credit: AC&C)

Solin the Cat. Available at AC&C’s Staten Island Care Center. (Photo Credit: AC&C)

Solin (A1025253): The person who surrendered Solin at AC&C noted he’s a very social cat that gets along with children of all ages. Meet this handsome boy, who’s about 2-years-old, at AC&C’s Staten Island Care Center at 3139 Veterans Road West.

Pepper the dog available at AC&C's Brooklyn Care Center. (Photo Credit: AC&C)

Pepper the dog available at AC&C’s Brooklyn Care Center. (Photo Credit: AC&C)

Pepper (A0892272): How can you resist that smile? Pepper is a cheerful, playful, affectionate girl of about four years. An AC&C staff member says, “She is a super sweet and loving dog,” and a volunteer notes, “Her sunny, happy personality seems to be noticed by everyone.” Meet Pepper at AC&C’s Brooklyn Care Center at 2336 Linden Boulevard.

Animal Care & Control of NYC, 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.

AC&C’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 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week.

If you’re interested in one of the animals featured here, email AC&C’s Adoption team at 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. AC&C Adoption Counselors will help you find the best match.

You can also meet your new best friend at AC&C’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

This week’s mobile adoption events:

– Saturday, January 31, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at FENWICK KEATS Real Estate, 2244 Broadway, New York, NY 10024.

To adopt an animal, you must have a valid photo ID, be 18 years of age or older and bring proof of current address. AC&C 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.

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