NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) Once again this year, Big Apple Kitties take to the field, as part of the annual Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet.
More than 20 kittens rescued by Animal Care & Control of New York City will be featured in Animal Planet’s BISSELL® Kitty Halftime Show during Puppy Bowl XI.
(Above Photo Credit: Animal Planet)
Executive Director Risa Weinstock says these kittens all had the benefit of being placed in temporary homes ones as part of AC&C’s foster program. “Fostering is so important for two reasons in particular”, Weinstock told 1010 WINS. “First, it frees up space in the shelter and allows us to care for all of the other animals. And secondly, it provides much needed socialization.”
Weinstock notes that AC&C does not adopt out a kitten younger than 8 weeks, so being in a foster home allows them the time and nurturing necessary to make them healthy and available for adoption.
Anyone who’s interested in fostering can sign up for a foster orientation session, by visiting http://www.nycacc.org/Foster.htm.
Check out photos of some of the Animal Planet stars in their forever homes:
Animal Care & Control of NYC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and is the only open-admissions animal shelter in New York City, taking 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 12-7pm, seven days a week.
To view available cats, dogs and rabbits, visit http://nycacc.org/Adopt.htm.