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://bit.ly/NewHopePreScreener

Emergency Placement Animals

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Bruno

Bruno is being placed on the Emergency Placement list due to behavioral concerns. Bruno has displayed concerning levels of energy which has resulted in bite incidents in the home. He has high amounts of energy which can be difficult for handling. Medically there is no concerns.
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Eclipse

Eclipse is on the emergency placement list due to medical and behavior reasons. Eclipse has URI and is distant and assertive behaviorally. Eclipse s not thriving in the care center and continues to be conflicted. She can be very demanding of attention but still display distance-increasing behavior when approached for interactions. Due to their stress levels, it is in her best interest to move out of the shelter environment and into a stable home or rescue as quickly as possible.
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Kj

KJ has an enlarged right mandibular lymph node, which may be lymphoma. He also has CIRDC. KJ will need to see an oncologist for diagnostics including bloodwork, lymph node aspirate and possibly chest X-rays, and then may need to start chemotherapy for lymphoma.
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Toffee

Toffee is on emergency placement for behavioral reasons. He has begun to deteriorate and appear highly anxious in-shelter, appearing unsettled and frequently mounting handlers, making it difficult to handle and walk him. Medically, Toffee has a heart murmur, dental disease, a mass, and observed muscle wasting.
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Ellie

Ellie 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 spends most of her time hiding and appears to be deteriorating; she hisses, growls, and spits from within the den to avoid interactions. 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.
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Major

During his time in the care center, Major has displayed a high level of fear and defensive aggression. He has been observed to growl, bare teeth and lunge at unfamiliar handlers, making him difficult to manage. Medically, Major has CIRDC.
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Licorice

Licorice is seeking an emergency placement for behavioral reasons. Licorice has not acclimated well to the shelter environment and tolerates minimal handling. Medically, Licorice is apparently healthy.
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Phantom

Phantom is on the emergency placement list due to behavior. Phantom 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. Phantom has been consistently hiding at the back of his cubby. He remains tense and has been displaying distance increasing behaviors. He does not respond to any enrichment and is not as tolerant of interaction.
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Raspberry Tart

Raspberry Tart is on the emergency placement list due to behavior. Raspberry Tart 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 her best interest to move out of the kennel environment and into a stable home as quickly as possible. S/He 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. Raspberry Tart has been conflicted displaying mostly distant and assertive behaviors. On occasion. she does soften with sweet talk.
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Aurora

Aurora is on emergency placement for behavior reasons. She has been highly fearful in the care center and has not acclimated well to the shelter environment. She has been observed to growl at select strangers. Medically, Aurora has dental disease.
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Pomegranate

Pomegranate is on emergency placement due to behavior concerns. Pomegranate remains fearful and uncomfortable with most unfamiliar handlers; additionally, he is reported to have a bite history in a previous home (severity and circumstance remain unknown). Medically, Pomegranate is apparently healthy.
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Spartacus

<a href="https://newhope.shelterbuddy.com/Animal/List">This animal needs emergency placement. Please click here to go to our emergency placement page for more information.</a><br /><br /> Due to the need for extensive behavior modification, this animal is only available for foster/adoption through one of ACC's New Hope Partners. Please read the below information thoroughly about this dog and if you are interested in fostering or adopting, please fill out the pre-screener form. This animal is not directly available for adoption through ACC and is only available by completing the pre-screener form. <strong>Adoption inquiries sent directly to ACC will not receive a response.</strong> <br /><br /> <a href="https://forms.gle/gYCJEzVMVZWXf7KJ6">Pre-Screener Form</a> <br /><br /> Spartacus is on emergency placement for behavioral reasons. He has been observed to lunge toward other dogs' kennels when walking past, displaying the potential to redirect frustration toward handlers. He has also been observed to lunge and growl toward staff members when walked in the hallways. Medically, Spartacus has a heart murmur and allergies that may require outside consultation with a veterinarian. Spartacus arrived at the care center as an owner surrender. He has been described as affectionate and playful around his family members. He is reported to growl when his toys are taken away from him. Spartacus initially appeared a bit fearful in the care center, eventually opening up and appearing social with his caretakers. He was reported by his previous owners to play exuberantly playful with dogs and greeted the helper dog with a soft body. Most recently, Spartacus has displayed increased signs of stress and deterioration. He has been observed to lunge toward other dogs' kennels and redirect this frustration toward handlers. He was also observed to lunge toward select staff while being walked. It would be most beneficial for Spartacus to leave the care center and be placed into a home environment where he can decompress at his own pace. Assistance from a behavior professional who utilizes methods of positive reinforcement methods of training is highly recommended to assist with decompression to a home and any future introductions to other animals.
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Rambo

Rambo is at risk for behavioral reasons. He is deteriorating at the care center, leash biting and mouthing to the point of ripping handler's clothing. Medically, he is apparently healthy.
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Daisy

Daisy is on the Emergency Placement List due to medical reasons. She is a 12 year old intact cat who was surrendered due to owner circumstances. On intake, she was found to have a mass associated with her left mammary gland chain that will require removal and testing with placement. She is a quiet and shy senior pet and allowed all handling for her medical exam.
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Max

Max is on the emergency placement list due to behavior. He is a long stay and does not appear to be thriving in the care center. Although he has warmed up a little to his caretakers and no longer flinches, he still remains wary of his surroundings and has potential to escalate with extended interactions. He has not improved much despite staff using treats to build a positive association. Due to his tendency to escalate with minimal interactions, 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.
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Prince

Prince is at risk for behavioral reasons. Prince remains highly fearful and uncomfortable in the care center. He does not allow for any handling from staff and has been observed to escalate quickly to baring teeth, growling, snapping, and thrashing. At this time, he poses a safety risk to staff and himself. Medically, Prince has diarrhea and an ear infection that should clear up with antibiotics.
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Tonka

Tonka is at risk for behavioral reasons. Tonka has not acclimated well to the shelter environment and tolerates minimal handling. While Tonka is treat motivated he still remains wary and uncomfortable. Medically, Tonka is apparently healthy.
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Agnes

Agnes is on emergency placement for behavior concerns. Agnes remains highly fearful in the care center and has not acclimated well, she has also been observed to snap when uncomfortable. Medically, Agnes has alopecia.
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Buscemi

Buscemi is on emergency placement for behavior reasons. He has become more challenging to handle in shelter, often mouthing and mounting handlers frequently. Medically, Buscemi is apparently healthy.
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