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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Hazel

Hazel is at risk for behavioral reasons. Hazel has displayed fearful behavior at the care center, and becomes nervous during handling. Hazel would be best suited for placement with a new hope partner that can provide the necessary behavior modification. Medically, Hazel seems healthy.
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Simba

Simba is at risk for behavioral reasons. Simba has a bite history and has also exhibited a low threshold for arousal. Simba would do best placed with a new hope partner that can provide behavior modification and reward based training. Medically, Simba seems healthy.
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Firefly

Firefly was placed at risk due to behavioral conerns; he is not thriving in the shelter environment and is displaying distant-fearful behavior. we are recommending placement on an adult only home with an experienced cat adopter given her behavior. Firefly was diagnosed with dental disease.
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Troy

Troy is at risk for behavioral and medical reasons. Troy has a bite history and would benefit from placement with a new hope partner that can provide further evaluation on the behavior as well as provide behavior modification. Medically, Troy was diagnosed with canine infectious respiratory disease complex which is contagious to other animals and will require in home care.
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Titan

Titan is at risk for behavioral reasons. Titan has a bite history and would benefit from placement with anew hope partner that can provide behavior modification and reward based training. Medically, Titan seems healthy.
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Spot

Spot is at risk for behavior concerns. The previous owner reported Spot to destroy items, dig, and bark when left alone in the yard. This behavior has not been observed during his interactions in the care center. During his assessment, hewas observed to display fearful behavior when introduced to a plush squeak toy. He flinched, lowered his body and avoided the toy when it was offered. He was not observed to escalate beyond these behaviors. He has been observed to low growl and hard bark when staff approach his kennel. Once he is removed from the kennel, this behavior is not observed during his walks or interactions. There are no medical concerns for him at this time.
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Baby

Baby is at risk for behavioral reasons. Baby has displayed distance increasing behaviors while at the care center and has remained fearful. Baby would be best suited for placement with a new hope partner that can provide a gradual approach when introducing her to new people and environments. Medically, Baby has dental disease which may need further care.
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Mills

Mills is at risk for behavior concerns. He displayed a lack of basic manners during his interactions in the care center, where he has been observed to jump up exuberantly and excessively onto handlers when soliciting attention. He has not been observed to escalate beyond these observed behaviors. Mills has been reported to exhibit a very high level of fearful behavior and has escalated to charging, lunging, snarling and hard barking when uncomfortable. Mills has shown significant improvement during his interactions in the care center, but should never be forced to interact or approach if he is not comfortable. He has displayed concerning behaviors inside his kennel, he has been observed to charge, lunge, and hard bark when approached while in his kennel. He has been diagnosed with dental disease but appears otherwise healthy.
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Ginger

Ginger is at risk for behavior concerns. She tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter. 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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Rody

Rody is at risk for behavior concerns. He has escalated to growling and snapping upon approach or when attempts to interact are made. He has diagnosed with dental disease and nuclear sclerosis that will need follow up care.
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Aloe

Aloe is at risk for behavior concerns. He tolerates attention and petting but may be fearful or stressed in the shelter or may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to his new home. We recommend that this cat go to a home with experienced cat parents. He has been diagnosed with dental disease and otitis externa that may need follow up care.
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Champion

Champion is at risk for behavioral reasons. Champion has a bite history and would be best suited for placement with a new hope partner that can provide the necessary behavior modification. Medically, Champion has some skin wounds which may need further care.
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Kobe

Kobe is at risk for medical reasons. Kobe has hind limb lameness and is unable to walk, and will need lifelong management. Kobe is recommended for further vet consultation to best plan for course of care. Behaviorally, we have not been able to conduct a formal assessment due to the medical condition, But Kobe is said to display distance increasing behaviors around unfamiliar people and at the care center has allowed for minimal handling. Kobe would be best suited for placement with a new hope partner.
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Harvey

Harvey is at risk for behavioral concerns. He has displayed very minimal social behavior in the care center, he remains highly anxious overall. Harvey has been observed to fixate on inanimate objects and escalate to biting and holding on to them; fixation has also been observed towards handlers. There are no medical concerns at this time.
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Rocko

Rocko is at risk for behavioral reasons. Rocko has remained fearful at the care center and has not allowed for handling. Rocko would be best suited for placement with a new hope partner that can provide the necessary behavior modification. Medically, Rocko has a condition of the ear which may need further care.
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