CBSNewYork And 1010 WINS Team With Animal Care Centers of NYC To Help Boost Pet Adoptions

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 Avery, Loretta and Miss Piggy!

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AVERY (ID#: A1045650 – photo above)  Avery is one serious Snuggleosaurus!!  An ACC adoption counselor writes: “When I opened his cage door- he came right up to me and sat like a sweet little guy waiting for a head pat. So, I leaned my head in, and to my happy surprise, so did he..and there we were, two souls head butting each other. Avery is a sleek, beautiful gentle boy, with cashmere fur. He’s not very vocal, so he won’t toot his own horn- so I’m here to do it for him. He is one special guy…beautiful, sleek, calm and lovable.. I’m not sure it gets any better than that!”  Avery is at ACC’s Manhattan Care Center: 326 East 110th Street.

LORETTA (ID#: A1043174) (Photo Credit: Animal Care Centers of NYC)

LORETTA (ID#: A1043174) (Photo Credit: Animal Care Centers of NYC)

LORETTA (ID#: A1043174) Loretta is a young, medium-sized Cinnamon lop. This poor girl was separated from her partner rabbit, and seems lonely now. Because of this, she would probably benefit from, and do well with, a new partner. Loretta’s coloring, lean face, big eyes, and floppy ears make her look kind of like a dachshund. She’s a very sweet girl, and will soak up any affection you’re willing to give. Loretta is at ACC’s Manhattan Care Center: 326 East 110th Street.

Miss Piggy (ID#: A1050533) (Photo Credit: Animal Care Centers of NYC)

Miss Piggy (ID#: A1050533) (Photo Credit: Animal Care Centers of NYC)

Miss Piggy (ID#: A1050533) – An ACC adoption counselor writes: “This cute little girl came to us as a stray, tied to a doorknob in an apartment building. She is a little over a year old and weighs 57 pounds. She is very excitable and like all puppies could use some training. She would be best for an experienced adopter with no small children.” Miss Piggy is 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.

If you’re interested in one of the animals featured here, email ACC’s Adoption team at adoption@nycacc.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.

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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:

·  September 11, 4-7pm: Tronos Realty, 2503 east Tremont Ave, Bronx NY 10461

·  September 12, 12-4pm: Petco Riverdale, 193 West 237th Street, Bronx, NY 10463

·  September 12, 11-5pm: Best Friends Pop Up Event, 22 Little West 12th St, New York, NY 10014

·  September 13, 12-4pm: Petco East Elmhurst, 7507 31st Ave Elmhurst NY 11370

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.

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For more information, visit http://www.nycacc.org/Adopt.htm.