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.
Plus this weekend, ACC is running a special through Sunday, waiving the adoption fees for adult cats and reducing the fee to $20 for dogs and rabbits.
This week, we’re featuring Diane, Junior & Princess:
Diane (A1060121 – photo above)
Diane, an ACC volunteer writes, “is incredibly sweet and sociable. She waits for you at her cage door, sticking her nose between the bars. When you pet her, she practically thrusts her head toward your hand for maximum impact. Diane loves all kinds of smushy petting and massages – there’s no such thing as too much love where she’s concerned.” Meet Diane, who’s approximately fifteen months old, at ACC’s Manhattan Care Center, 326 E. 110th Street.
“This black beauty with silky soft fur will wait for you to approach,” notes an ACC volunteer. “Once you do, you have won over his heart. Rolling on his side, closing his eyes in enjoyment with your head and chin rubs. Feast on his amazing green eyes, precious as jade.” Meet Junior, who’s approximately three years old, at ACC’s Manhattan Care Center, 326 E. 110th Street.
Beautiful and playful Princess is approximately 1 ½ years old. Her previous owner says Princess has lived with children and knows a few basic commands, such as sit, down, and give paw. Meet this friendly and energetic pup at ACC’s Staten Island Care Center, 3139 Veterans Road West.
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 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
If you’re interested in one of the animals featured here, email ACC’s Adoption team at email@example.com 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.
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:
March 19, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Senior & Special Needs Animal Event hosted by the 20th Precinct, 73rd St. and Broadway, New York, NY 10023
March 20, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Mobile Adoption Center at Petco Riverdale, 193 West 237th Street, Bronx, NY 10463
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.
For more information, visit http://www.nycacc.org.