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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Buddy Bear

Buddy Bear is at risk due to medical and behavior reasons, New Hope Only determination. Currently Buddy Bear is very uncomfortable with touch and allows minimal handling. He should go to an adult only environment that can provide the behavior management needed. Medically he has been diagnosed with Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex and will need in home care for recovery.
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Spot

Spot is at risk for medical reasons. Spot was diagnosed with canine infectious respiratory disease complex which is contagious to other animals and will require further care. behaviorally, Spot has shown a low threshold for stimulation and would benefit from reward based training.
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Spinach

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Spinach is at risk for behavior concerns. Although he has shown some improvement and solicits attention from staff, Spinach remains highly fearful in the care center and is hesitant to interact at times. He has also exhibited resource guarding behavior over his food. Due to these observed behaviors, 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 in a stable environment prior to seeking permanent placement. He has been diagnosed with dental disease and a cherry eye that may need follow up care.
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Amber

Amber is at risk for behavioral concerns. She displays initial timidity and fearful behavior during her interactions in the care center. She has been observed to exhibit fearful body language (tucked tail, low head and body, trembling), but warms up and readily solicits attention and contact from handlers. She has been diagnosed with a mass that will need follow up care but otherwise there are no concerns.
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Ceus

Ceus is at risk for behavioral reasons. Ceus has remained fearful at the care center and has exhibited touch sensitivities, allowing for only minimal handling. Ceus would be best suited for placement with a new hope partner that can provide the necessary behavior modification. Medically, Ceus has a heart murmur which may need further care.
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Dulce

Dulce is at risk for behavioral concerns. Dulce has shown behaviors that have precluded her from adoption and is available to our New Hope Rescue partners only. She is fearful and has shown some aggressive behaviors with her handlers, including hissing, swatting and loud meowing when they attempt to clean and feed. Medically there is no concerns for Dolce at this time.
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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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Jade

Jade is at risk for medical concerns. Jade has developed mammary tumors and will most likely need follow up and care and surgery with a private veterinarian as soon as she is adopted. Jade has been easy to handle and has shown to be friendly to her care takers.
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Logan

Logan was placed at risk due to medical concerns; he was diagnosed with Aural Hematoma, Kidney Disease, Dental Disease, Liver Disease, Mass, Matted, Otitis Externa, Underweight. Logan will benefit from placement as soon as possible. There are no behavioral concerns for Logan at this time.
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Phi

Phi is at risk for medical reasons. Phi was diagnosed with feline leukemia (FELV) which is contagious to other animals and will require long term care. Behaviorally, Phi would be suitable for most homes.
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Cheese Puff

Cheese Puff is at risk for medical reasons. Cheese Puff was diagnosed with a severe upper respiratory infection which is contagious to other animals and will require further care. Behaviorally, Cheese Puff should go to an experienced cat adopter as he can take some time to warm up.
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Dandelion

Dandelion was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; he is not thriving in the shelter environment and is displaying distant-fearful behavior. He was diagnosed with Dental Disease and we are recommending placement on an adult home only with an experienced cat adopter.
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Mimi

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

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

Ainsley is at risk for medical reasons. Ainsley is a geriatric cat with underlying medical concerns including anemia which may be the result of chronic conditions. Further veterinary consultation is recommended to more fully asses Ainsely's overall health and determine course of treatment. Behaviorally, Ainsley would do well in most homes.
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Riley

Riley was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; Although she displays social behavior when interacting with staff members, Riley has been reported to have had multiple bite incidents with children in a previous home environment. Despite each incident resulting in no broken skin or punctures, as a result of these reports as well as her separation anxiety and observed reactivity, 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 seeking permanent placement. Riley was diagnosed with dental disease.
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Cheetah

Cheetah was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; Although she has shown significant improvement with certain staff, Cheetah remains highly fearful in the care center and is hesitant to interact at times. We feel she would be best set up to succeed if placed with an experienced rescue partner who can allow her to acclimate and decompress at her own pace prior to seeking permanent placement. Cheetah was diagnosed with lameness on her right front.
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Mabel

Mabel was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; she is not thriving here in the care center as she is displaying distant-fearful behavior. We are recommending placement on an adult only home with an experienced cat adopter at this time. There are no medical concerns for Great Sandy at this time.
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Great Victoria

Great Victoria was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; she is not thriving here in the care center as she is displaying distant-fearful behavior. We are recommending placement on an adult only home with an experienced cat adopter at this time. She was diagnosed with a Heart murmur and Dental Disease.
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Ruby

Ruby is at risk for behavior concerns. Although she displays social behavior when interacting with staff members, Ruby has been observed to exhibit mild handling sensitivity during her interactions where she attempts to move away from handlers with exuberant contact. 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. There are no medical concerns at this time.
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Mason

Mason is at risk for medical reasons. Mason was diagnosed with canine infectious respiratory disease complex which is contagious to other animals and will require further care. Behaviorally, Mason has shown a low threshold for stimulation and should go to an adopter prepared to offer reward based training.
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Mitch

Mitch is at risk for medical reasons. Mitch has been diagnosed with canine infectious respiratory disease complex which is contagious to other animals and will require further care. Behaviorally, Mitch can be overstimulated and should go to an adopter prepared to offer reward based training.
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Zen

Zen is at risk for medical and behavioral reasons. Zen was diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection which is contagious to other animals and will require further care. Behaviorally, Zen has been fearful at the care center and should go to an experienced cat adopter. Zen has also presented with bites of unknown origin during his medical exam, and as a result will need to be on a 6 month observation.
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Tatum

Tatum was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; Although he has shown some improvement, Tatum remains overall aloof and fearful during his interactions in the care center. Due to these observations, combined with the intensity of his resource guarding behavior, we feel he 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 seeking permanent placement. Tatum was diagnosed with Alopecia and Dermatitis.
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Guess

Guess is at risk due to behavior, New Hope Only determination. We recommend Guess go to an adult environment with no other pets that can manage behaviors reported in home and care center. Medically there are no concerns for Guess at this time.
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