Emergency Placement Animals


Thank you for your interest in adopting from Animal Care Centers of NYC. Our emergency placement animals are posted three times a week, on the evenings of Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 6:00PM and remain viewable for 42 hours.

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 emergency placement animals, please visit the Emergency Placement Outcomes 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 emergency placement 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.

If you are interested in fostering/adopting through one of our New Hope partners, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/ozHex3uqvNkQt2dq9

Emergency Placement Animals

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Thor

Thor is on emergency placement for behavioral reasons. Thor has a history of having bitten his owner and is now growling in-kennel and unable to be safely handled by staff. Medically, he has chronic ear infections as well as dental disease.
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Jack Skellington

Jack Skellington is in need of emergency placement due to behavior concerns. Jack Skellington is deteriorating behaviorally in the care centers. He was observed grabbing staff leashes when they attempted to remove him from the kennel. Outside, he jumps on staff, latching onto their clothes. Medically, Jack Skellington has lameness in his left hind
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Nayla

Recommend EPL - severe URI with oral ulceration and anorexia, e-tube placed on 12/2. Needs continued supportive care until she is eating on her own.
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Dingo

Dingo is on the emergency placement list due to behavioral reasons. Dingo has extreme reactivity where he will bark lunge and snap at both dogs and strangers. Medically, Dingo is apparently healthy.
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Bark Wahlberg

Bark Wahlberg needs emergency placement due to behavior concerns. In the kennel, Bark Wahlberg lunges, hard barks, and snarls at dogs passing his kennel, displaying high reactivity toward them and making it difficult to house him at the Care Center safely. Medically, Bark Wahlberg is apparently healthy.
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Champion

Champiom is in need of emergency placement due to behavior concerns. Champion has a low threshold for arousal and was reported to grab his leash and staff's clothing when removed from his kennel. While he manages with a toy in his mouth, the stress of the environment is overwhelming for him. Medically, Champion is apparently healthy.
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Sassy

Sassy is on the emergency placement list due to behavior. She is not thriving in the care center and continues to conflicted and distance increasing behaviors when she sees neighboring cats. Due to their stress levels, it is in her best interest to move out of the kennel environment and into a stable home as quickly as possible. She would do best in a home with adopters who are willing to give him plenty of time and space to adjust, and who have experience with helping a fearful cat adjust to strangers.
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Lucky

Lucky is on emergency placement for behavioral reasons. He has displayed high levels of leash biting, making him difficult to handle in shelter. Medically, he has dental disease.
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Thor The Mighty

Thor the Mighty is on the emergency placement list due to behavior. Although he is no longer displaying fearful behaviors and will approach and meow at staff, he is still not receptive to pets and will swipe defensively. He has not warmed up despite staff using treats to build a positive association, but we are continuing to try to build his confidence to touch. Due to his reaction to attention, we believe it is in his best interest to move out of the kennel environment and into a stable home as quickly as possible. He would do best in a home with adopters who are willing to give him plenty of time and space to adjust, and who have experience with helping a fearful cat adjust to strangers. His previous family reports he is wary of new people but will become friendly once he is comfortable.
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Tazz

Tazz is on emergency placement for behavioral reasons - he displays high kennel stress, anxiety, and panics when returning to his kennel. Medically, Tazz has dental disease. Removing from EP at this time due to improvement. Tazz is on emergency placement for behavioral reasons. He is currently displaying a high level of stress in the kennel and has deteriorated during his stay at the shelter. He is now leash biting, grabbing handler's treat pouches, and barking at them. Medically, Tazz has dental disease.
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Serafina

Recommend EPL - severe URI with persistent anorexia, needs aggressive supportive care and will need e-tube if anorexia persists for another 24-48 hours.
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Sesshomaru

Sesshomaru is on the emergency placement list due to behavior. He is not thriving in the care center and continues to display distance-increasing behavior when approached for interactions. He has not warmed up despite staff using treats to build a positive association. Due to their stress levels, it is in his best interest to move out of the kennel environment and into a stable home as quickly as possible. He would do best in a home with adopters who are willing to give him plenty of time and space to adjust, and who have experience with helping a fearful cat adjust to strangers.
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Faith

Faith is on emergency placement for behavior concerns. Faith was returned to the care center for a bite incident. Since her return, Faith has displayed higher level resource guarding in kennel. When approached in kennel while engaged with a high value item she will growl, lunge and bite at the kennel bars. Medically, Faith is apparently healthy.
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Blanca

Blanca has developed a deep corneal ulcer, possibly as a result of a viral infection and has a poor appetite. The ulcer requires more intensive treatment than we can provide in the shelter setting. Blanca is nervous with treatments, but has been allowing all handling with patience and a slow approach. Blanca will need follow up care provided by a veterinarian, or a consultation with an ophthalmologist.
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Missy

Missy is on the emergency placement list due to behavior. She is not thriving in the care center and continues to display distance-increasing behavior when approached for interactions. She has not warmed up despite staff using treats to build a positive association. Due to their stress levels, it is in his best interest to move out of the kennel environment and into a stable home as quickly as possible. She would do best in a home with adopters who are willing to give him plenty of time and space to adjust, and who have experience with helping a fearful cat adjust to strangers.
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Meep Meep

Meep Meep is on the emergency placement list due to behavior. He is doing alright in the care center, but he has a history of biting/scratching with the previous adopter without a known trigger. He has shown independent behavior in the care center and allows petting and handling, but his overall posture remains somewhat tense. Due to the reported behaviors, we believe he would do best in a calm home environment that can provide lots of enrichment. He would do best in a home with adopters who are willing to give him plenty of time and space to adjust.
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Melon

Melon is on the emergency placement list due to behavior. She has several bite incidences where she became uncomfortable during interactions with people. She can be really sweet and affectionate at times, but has potential to escalate with little to no warnings. She seems to do well in calm environments, but is having a rough time adjusting to the busy care center and is stressed during cleaning, escalating to swatting when staff try to give her food and water. Due to her stress levels, it is in her best interest to move out of the kennel environment and into a stable home as quickly as possible. She would do best in a home with adopters who are willing to give her plenty of time and space to adjust, and who have experience with helping a fearful cat adjust to strangers. We recommend offering her plenty of hiding spaces and vertical space to help her feel more secure and keeping interactions to a minimum as she is adjusting to her new home.
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Achilles

Achilles is in need of emergency placement due to behavioral concerns. Although Achilles has displayed social behaviors with handlers, he has displayed a high level of reactivity toward other dogs making it difficult to house him at the Care Center safely. Achilles has a bite history with another dog. Medically, Achilles is apparently healthy.
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Liger

Medical updated 12/04 - TM Liger is on emergency placement for behavioral reasons, citing a history of aggression in the home and having bitten previously. Medically, Liger is clear from CIRDC and is healthy.
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Panda

Panda has FLUTD and a mild upper respiratory infection. He needs a low-stress environment and a client who can monitor him to ensure he is urinating comfortably.
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Lala

Lala is on the emergency placement list due to medical and behavior. She is not thriving in the care center and continues to display distance-increasing behavior when approached for interactions. She has not warmed up despite staff and her previous owner reports she is very fearful of strangers. Due to her stress levels, it is in his best interest to move out of the kennel environment and into a stable home as quickly as possible. She would do best in a home with adopters who are willing to give him plenty of time and space to adjust, and who have experience with helping a fearful cat adjust to strangers. Lala is on the EPL due to medical reasons. She has developed a severe URI while in the shelter, which has resulted in anorexia. She will require continued supportive care for her URI with placement. Behaviorally, Lala has very high FAS and does not tolerate much handling.
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Kisya Blue

Kisya Blue is on the emergency placement list due to behavior. He is consistently showing social behaviors but often nips when interacted with and has a history of multiple serious bite in his previous home. His behavior history has made him a hard case to adopt out, and he has been in the shelter for 2 months with limited interest. It is in his best interest to move out of the kennel environment and into a stable home as quickly as possible. He would do best in a home with adopters who are willing to give him plenty of time and space to adjust, and who have experience with helping cats with his type of history.
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Boba

Boba is on emergency placement for behavioral reasons. She was recently involved in an in-shelter bite incident and has displayed increased anxiety and stress with prolonged stay. Medically, she is an overweight geriatric dog.
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Sally

Sally is seeking emergency placement due to behavior concerns displayed in the care center. Sally is friendly, enjoys pets, and will seek contact often. Sally though becomes jumpy and can be difficult to calm down. When walking in and around the care center she often will try to grab any items close by her no matter what the type of item it is. Sally does have a bite history from over the summer when the previous owner was placing her in the car she became jumpy and her tooth did cause a scratch on the owner's hand breaking the skin. Sally is also reported to become destructive in the previous owner's home and had high anxiety. Recently Sally has been noted to be visibly depressed in her kennel, not wanting to get up for greeting as she typically would. We believe it would be best for Sally to leave the center and start to acclimate in a home with someone that can provide her with a routine and training as Sally picks up very quickly. Medically, Sally is healthy.
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Tiberius

Tiberius is in need of emergency placement due to behavioral concerns. While Tiberius has displayed social behaviors with staff and caretakers, he was returned due to bite incidents that happened in the adopter's home. Since his return to the Care Center, Tiberious has been highly reactive to other dogs in his kennel, during walks, and when off-leash, making it difficult to house him safely. Medically, Tiberius is apparently healthy.
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