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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Passion

Passion is at risk for medical reasons. Passion was diagnosed with a severe upper respiratory infection which is contagious to other animals and will require further care. Behaviorally, Passion would do well in most homes.
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Rocko

Rocko is at risk for behavioral reasons. Rocko has displayed increasing reactivity towards other dogs and would be best suited for placement with an experienced adopter that can provide the necessary behavior modification. Medically, Rocko has a condition of the ear which may need further care.
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Bardi

Bardi was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; Bardi has been observed to escalate to defensive aggression when approached or attempting to handle her. Bardi warms up readily toward novel handlers but 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 reassessing her behavior in a more stable environment and seeking permanent placement. Bardi is otherwise healthy.
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Trey

Although Trey displays social behavior with handlers, solicits attention and accepts all contact, he has begun to exhibit signs of deterioration and has escalated to biting a novel person while being walked outside for a relief walk - broken skin, no punctures. Trey has not been observed to display this behavior since this incident but continues to display anxious behavior during his interactions. Due to these observed behaviors, we feel Trey should be placed with an experienced rescue partner who can allow him to decompress and reassess his behavior in a more stable home environment before seeking permanent placement. trey was diagnosed with dental disease and a mass.
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Hailey

Hailey is at risk for behavioral reasons. Hailey has shown to be quickly overstimulated with interaction and would be best suited for placement with a new hope partner that can provide a low stress environment. Medically, Hailey seems healthy.
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Mimi

Mimi was placed at risk due to medical concerns; She was diagnosed with FELV and would benefit from placement as soon as possible. There are not behavioral concerns for Mimi at this time.
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Benji

Benji is at risk for behavioral reasons. Benji has deteriorated during his stay in the care center and has exhibited increasing dog reactivity. Benji would be best suited for placement with an experienced adopter prepared to offer reward based training. Medically, Benji seems healthy.
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Pablo

Pablo is at risk for behavioral concerns. Pablo has shown fearful behavior while in the care center and has given some signs of surprising aggressive behavior towards handlers. Pablo has shown deterioration in his kennel and has some increasingly distancing behaviors. Pablo shows signs of friendly interaction moments, but has been known to lunge or jump unprovoked. Pablo is available to New Hope Rescue Partners only who will be able to work with him on a behavior plan. Medically Pablo has been noticed to have frequent urination, which would require follow up with a private vet.
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Augusta

Augusta was placed at risk due to medical concerns; she was diagnosed with FELV and URI. She would benefit from placement as soon as possible. There are not behavioral concerns at this point.
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Dupree

Dupree is at risk for medical reasons. Dupree is a senior cat and was diagnosed with diabetes which will require further vet and long term care. Behaviorally, Dupree would be suitable for most homes.
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Pink

Pink is at risk for behavioral reasons. Pink has displayed dog reactivity while at the care center with the potential to redirect onto the handler. Pink would be best suited for placement with a new hope partner that can provide the necessary behavior modification. Medically, Pink seems healthy.
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Junius

Junius was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; Because Junius remains extremely fearful and uncomfortable with handling, we feel as though she may be best set up to succeed if placed with an experienced rescue partner who can reassess behavior in a stable home environment. Junius has been observed to escalate to growling and snapping as well. Junius has a mass.
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Chikita

Chikita is at risk for behavioral reasons. Chikita has displayed fearful behavior while at the care center and would be best suited for placement with a new hope partner that can provide the necessary behavior modification. Medically, Chikita has a luxating patella which may need further care.
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Nena

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

Ace was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns;Ace has been observed to be uncomfortable and initially fearful with strangers, in addition to this he has been observed to show a high level of handling sensitivity as he easily becomes uncomfortable when being handled at times (stiffening, growling, snarling). Due to the observed behaviors, we feel as though he would be best set up to succeed if placed with an experienced rescue partner who can reassess behavior in a more stable environment, force-free, reward-based training only is advised when introducing or exposing Ace to new and unfamiliar situations. Ace was diagnosed with Dental disease.
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Ichabod

Ichabod is at risk due to behavior due to his mouthiness, leash biting and poor bite inhibition. At this point he poses a bite risk in the care center due to his arousal levels, and we feel he will be more successful in an adult only home outside of the care center. Medically he does have allergies and conjunctivitis but is otherwise healthy.
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