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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Snow

Snow is at risk for medical reasons. Snow has been diagnosed with feline leukemia which is contagious to other animals and will require further care. Behaviorally, Snow has been a bit fearful while at the care center.
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Oreo Nami

Oreo Nami is at risk for behavioral concerns. Oreo Nami has had difficulties adjusting to the care center environment. While he has shown some social behavior, he has not allowed most care to be given by his handlers. We believe that Oreo Nami would do well in most homes given time to adjust and acclimate to his new surroundings. Medically there is no concerns for him at this time.
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Pebble

Pebble is at risk due to medical condition. Pebble has been diagnosed with a severe upper respiratory infection and is now anorexic, requiring a feeding tube. Behaviorally there are no concerns at this time.
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Nina

Nina is at risk for behavioral reasons. Nina has displayed distance increasing behaviors while at the care center and has remained fearful. Nina would be best suited for placement with an experienced cat adopter. Medically, she seems healthy.
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Coby

Coby was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; Although he has shown improvement, Coby has been observed to rapidly escalate to threatening behavior when stressed or uncomfortable. As a result of these observations, we feel he would be best set up to succeed if placed with an experienced rescue partner who can help manage these behaviors and allow him to acclimate and decompress at his own pace, before reassessing his behavior in a more stable environment. Coby was diagnosed with Dermatitis and Fleas.
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Chuck

Chuck is at risk for both medical and behavioral concerns. Chuck has been diagnosed with both KCS - a condition of drying eyes, dermatitis and chronic otitis externia (repeating ear infections) and has shown fearful behavior here at the care center as well as generally not adapting well to the environment and becoming lethargic. Any potential adopter needs to follow up with a private vet for care. Due to the fearful behavior, it is recommended that Chuck be adopted into a home with no small children, but besides that would do well in most experienced dog owner homes.
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Freddie

Freddie is at risk for medical reasons. Freddie was diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection which is contagious to other animals and will require further care. Behaviorally, Freddie has exhibited distance increasing behaviors and should go to a more experienced cat adopter.
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Shadow

Shadow is at risk due to behavior conditions, New Hope Only determination. Shadow has show touch sensitivity and is fearful of novel stimuli. Shadow should go to an adult only environment prepared to manage behavior seen in care center. Shadow does have some medical concerns such as alopecia that will need attention.
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Cobbler

Cobbler is at risk for behavior concerns. Cobbler tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter, and may be intimidated by small children. She may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to her new home. Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in an experienced, adult only home. She has been diagnosed with ringworm that will need follow up care.
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Sapphire

Sapphire is at risk for behavior concerns. Although she displays social behavior when interacting with staff members, Sapphire has been observed to exhibit a high level of anxiety during her interactions. Due to these observations, as well as her multiple-bite history toward other dogs, we feel she would be best set up to succeed if placed with an experienced rescue partner who can help manage these behaviors and decompress in a more stable environment, prior to permanent placement in an adult-only home. There are stipulations with placement. She is obese but appears otherwise healthy.
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Richie

Richie is at risk for medical reasons. Richie was diagnosed with canine infectious respiratory disease complex which is contagious to other animals and will require further care. Behaviorally, Richie quickly becomes overstimulated and would benefit from reward based training.
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Happy

Happy is at risk due to behavior. Happy has not acclimated well to the shelter environment and has shown distance increasing behaviors as well as biting. We recommend Happy go to an adult only family prepared to allow him to acclimated at his own pace. There are no medical conditions for Happy at this time.
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Coco

Coco is at risk for behavioral reasons. Coco has displayed distance increasing behavior while at the care center and has remained fearful. Coco would be best suited for placement with a new hope partner that can provide a low stress environment. Medically, Coco seems healthy.
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Gray

Gray is at risk for behavior concerns. She tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter. She has been nervous and distant during his stay in our care centers. Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in an experienced, adult only home. She has been diagnosed as underweight but otherwise appears healthy.
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Sweet Pea

Sweet Pea was placed at risk de to behavioral concerns; she has not acclimated in the care center environment and is displaying distant-fearful behavior. We are recommending placement with an experienced cat adopter. She was diagnosed with Dental disease.
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Persephone

Persephone is at risk for behavior concerns. Although Persephone tolerates petting she has been a bit scared here in our care center and may need some time to warm up to her new home. She tolerates attention and petting but appears fearful or stressed in the shelter. She may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to her new home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents. There are no medical concerns at this time.
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Apple

Apple is at risk for medical reasons. Apples was diagnosed with a severe upper respiratory infection which is contagious to other animals and will require further care. Behaviorally, Apple has been a bit fearful at the care center and should go to n adopter familiar with these behaviors.
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Aro

Aro is at risk for behavioral reasons. Aro has a bite history and shown fearful behaviors while at the care center, particularly around unfamiliar people. Aro would be best suited for placement with a new hope partner that can provide the necessary behavior modification. Medically, Aro has dental disease which may need further care.
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Neon

Neon was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns observed in the shelter. He was made transfer door only due to these concerns and got a REscue only status on his behavioral assessment. Neon was diagnosed with CIRDC and Diarrhea.
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Princess Peach

Princess Peach is at risk for behavioral reasons. Princess Peach has shown reactivity to other dogs while at the care center and would benefit from reward based training. Medically, Princess Peach seems healthy.
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Sable

Sable was placed at risk due to medical and behavioral concerns; Sable was diagnosed with FIV and has not acclimated to the shelter environment. She is displaying distant-fearful behavior and we are recommending placement with an experienced cat adopter based on her condition.
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Flashy

Flashy is at risk for behavioral reasons. Flashy has displayed distance increasing behaviors while at the care center and has remained fearful. Flashy would be best suited for placement with an experienced cat adopter. Medically, Flashy seems healthy.
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Ricky

Ricky is at risk for behavior and medical concerns. Due to Ricky's overall anxiety and observed resource guarding, we feel it would be best for him to be placed in a stable home environment with no young children to ensure his success. He has been observed to show resource guarding behaviors while in the care center. Medically he is underweight.
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Bentley

Bentley is at risk for behavioral reasons. Bentley has displayed distance increasing behaviors while at the care center and has remained fearful. Bentley would be best suited for placement with an experienced cat adopter. Medically, Bentley previously suffered a possible high rise syndrome, but has since recovered and is apparently healthy.
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Aldo

Aldo is at risk for medical reasons. Aldo was diagnosed with canine infectious respiratory disease complex which is contagious to other animals and will require further care. Behaviorally, Aldo has shown some resource guarding and will benefit from reward based training.
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