At-Risk Animals


Thank you for your interest in adopting from Animal Care Centers of NYC. Our At-Risk list is posted three times a week, on the evenings of Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 6:00PM and remains viewable for 42 hours.

New schedule overview:
Animals posted at 6:00PM on Sunday evening will be viewable until Tuesday at 12:00PM noon.
Animals posted at 6:00PM on Tuesday evening will be viewable until Thursday at 12:00PM noon.
Animals posted at 6:00PM on Thursday evening will be viewable until Saturday at 12:00PM noon.

To find out the status of at-risk animals, please visit the ACC Official At-Risk Facebook page.

If this is your first time visiting this site, please read the below information carefully.

For anyone who wishes to adopt, there is a mandatory deposit fee of $200 plus a transaction fee per animal to place an adoption reservation. The $200 covers $50 toward the adoption fee and $150 for the spay/neuter deposit. If the animal has already been spayed or neutered or is permanently waived by one of our veterinarians, the $150 deposit will be refunded at the time of the adoption. If the animal does need to leave without being spayed or neutered due to his/her medical condition, the $150 deposit will be refunded at the time they are brought back for the spay/neuter surgery or when proof of sterilization being done elsewhere is provided to ACC. If you do not follow through with the adoption, the entire $200 deposit will be considered a charitable donation to ACC's Special Treatment and Recovery Fund (STAR). Also, if the adoption fee for an animal is less than $50, the difference will be considered a charitable donation to the STAR Fund. Similarly, in-shelter pricing promotions do not apply to at-risk animals.

To complete an adoption, please click reserve on the animal of your choice. That animal will be loaded in your cart and you will have 15 minutes to complete the adoption process. In order to complete your reservation, you need to check out (top right corner). At this point, you will enter in your credit card information and a receipt will be emailed to you as confirmation of your reservation. If you have any issues, please email adopt@nycacc.org for help navigating the website.

At-Risk Animals

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Pepper

Pepper is at risk for medical reasons. Pepper has several underlying medical conditions which will need follow up veterinary care. Pepper was diagnosed with feline leukemia (FeLV), and was also diagnosed with severe dental disease as well as an upper respiratory infection, which is contagious to other animals. Behaviorally, Pepper would be suitable for most homes.
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Athena

Athena was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; she is no longer thriving in the shelter environment and her behavior is deteriorating rapidly. We are recommending placement with an experienced adopter. Athena was diagnosed with Allergies and Dermatitis.
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Shipok

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Shipok was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; he is not thriving here in the care center and is displaying distant-fearful behavior. We are recommending placement with an experienced cat adopter. Shipok was diagnosed with Dental Disease and is overweight.
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Laila

Laila was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; she is not thriving here in the care center and is displaying distant-fearful behavior. We are recommending placement with an experienced cat adopter. Laila was diagnosed with Alopecia, Dental Disease, Geriatric, Underweight and has a wound.
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Lucy

Lucy was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; she is not thriving here in the care center and is displaying distant-fearful behavior. We are recommending placement with an experienced cat adopter. Lucy was diagnosed with URI
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Prada

Prada was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; Prada has a multiple bite history and was released for rescue placement by DOH. He is also displaying concerning behavior here at the care center. He was diagnosed with Luxating Patella.
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Bobo

Bobo is at risk for behavioral reasons. Bobo has a bite history and has also displayed resource guarding as well as reactivity towards other dogs. Bobo would be best suited for placement with a new hope partner that can provide the necessary behavior modification. Medically, Bobo seems healthy.
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Chanel

Chanel was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns and a bite history. due to the severity of her bite to another dog, she is not considered an appropriate candidate for public adoption. At this time, we feel as though she may be best set up to succeed if placed with an experienced rescue partner who feels as though they can manage safely. We recommend safe and appropriate management of Chanel as well as seeking guidance from a professional trainer or behaviorist should concerns arise in a new home environment. Chanel was diagnosed with Dental Disease, Mammary Tumors, Geriatric and is vomiting.
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Lucas

Lucas is at risk for behavioral reasons. Lucas has displayed a high stress response while at the care center and has exhibited handling and touch sensitives. Lucas would be best suited for placement with a new hope partner that can provide the necessary behavior modification. Medically, Lucas seems healthy.
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Bugzy

Bugzy was placed at risk due to behavior deterioration in the shelter environment. He has been reported to display kennel frustration and snapping at handlers. Due to this behavioral concern we are recommending placement out of the shelter environment as soon as possible with an experienced dog adopter. Bugzy was diagnosed with a Heart Murmur.
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Greyson

Greyson was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; While Greyson has warmed up to select handlers, he remains uncomfortable with most forms of direct contact and startles easily, escalating rapidly to growling and snapping. Due to the intensity of his behavior, we feel as though he may be best set up to succeed if placed with an experienced rescue partner. She was diagnosed with cherry eye and conjunctivitis.
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Tom

Tom is at risk for behavioral reasons. Tom has displayed a significant stress response while at the care center and has displayed distance increasing behaviors. Tom would be best suited for placement with an experienced adopter that can provide a gradual approach and low stress environment. Medically, Tom seems healthy.
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Baby Starfish

Baby starfish was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; Due to Baby Starfish's very high level of fear combined with her propensity to escalate quickly to hard barking and growling, we do not feel she is a suitable candidate for public adoption at this time. The behavior department recommends placement with an experienced rescue partner who can safely and appropriately manage her behavior and reassess before placement into a permanent home environment. Baby starfish is otherwise healthy.
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