At-Risk Animals


Thank you for your interest in adopting from Animal Care Centers of NYC. Our At Risk List is posted each day (except Saturday) at 6:00PM and remains viewable until 12:00PM noon the following day.

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.

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Melody

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Melody was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; she is not acclimating well to the shelter environment and will benefit from a more stable environment. she is displaying distant-increasing behavior at this moment, we are recommending placement with an Experienced cat adopter based on behavioral observations. Melody was diagnosed with a Heart murmur.
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MacY

Macy is at risk for medical, he has been diagnosed with feline leukemia and an upper respiratory infection which may require follow up care. There are no behavior concerns for Macy at this time.
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Alexandra

Alexandra was placed at risk due to being released for rescue placement by DOH. Alexandra has a bite history to Humans and also has not acclimated well in the shelter environment and is displaying distant-increasing behavior, has allowed minimal handling. Alexandra has a Mass.
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Bailey

Bailey is at risk for behavioral concerns. She has a bite history and has shown some fearful/anxious behaviors in the Care Center. Bailey is available to our New Hope partners only due to the behaviors exhibited. There are no known medical concerns with Bailey at this time.
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Rocky

Rocky was placed at risk due to medical concerns; he was diagnosed with a Heart Murmur, dental disease and is also geriatric. Rocky would benefit from placement as soon as possible to continue further treatment. Rocky is suitable to go Home with an Experienced cat adopter based on the previous owner information and in-shelter observations.
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Oscar

Oscar was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; he is not acclimating well to the shelter environment and will benefit from a more stable environment. he is displaying distant-increasing behavior at this moment, we are recommending placement on an Adult only Home with an Experienced cat adopter based on behavioral observations. Oscar is otherwise Healthy.
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Gyro

Gyro is at risk for medical, she was diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection which will require in home care. Gyro should do well in all homes.
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Blue

Blue is at risk due to being diagnosed with Canine Infection Respiratory Disease Complex and will likely require home rest and a series of antibiotics for up to 14 days. This is a contagious illness to other dogs. Due to some behavior concerns displayed in the previous home where Blue snapped at a child when she pushed down his rear, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time.
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Bishop

Bishop is at risk for medical, he is a senior cat with underlying conditions that will require further follow up with a private vet. Bishop is an average behavior cat who should do well in all homes.
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Lonzo

Lonzo was placed at risk due to being released to Rescue by DOH, Lonzo has a multiple bite/scratch history and at this point, we are recommending placement thru a rescue partner. Lonzo should be placed on an Adult only home with an Experienced cat adopter based on his bite history. Lonzo is otherwise Healthy.
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Zenith

Zenith is at risk for medical, he has paralysis in his leg that will likely require an amputation. There are no behavior concerns at this time.
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Nico

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Nico was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; he has a bite history and has also not acclimated well in the shelter environment. He is displaying distant-increasing behavior here and will benefit from placement into a more controllable environment. we are recommending placement with a rescue partner at this time. Nico is otherwise healthy.
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Edgar

Edgar was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; he is not acclimating well to the shelter environment and will benefit from a more stable environment. he is displaying distant-increasing behavior at this moment, we are recommending placement with an Experienced cat adopter based on behavioral observations. Edgar is otherwise Healthy.
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Turbo

Turbo was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; she is not acclimating well to the shelter environment and will benefit from a more stable environment. she is displaying distant-increasing behavior at this moment, we are recommending placement with an Experienced cat adopter based on behavioral observations. Turbo was diagnosed with Dental disease.
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Cyrus

Cyrus is at risk for medical, he is a geriatric dog with possible underlying medical conditions that may require further follow up. He was also diagnosed with canine infectious respiratory disease complex which is contagious and may require treatment. We recommend placement with experienced pet parents.
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Raja

Raja is at risk for medical reasons. Raja was brought into the Care Center with wounds on her neck and chest/side that have been cleaned and dressed while in our care. She would be best suited to be adopted into a home that could provide her with follow up care with a private veterinarian. She has displayed no behavioral concerns.
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Patches

Patches is at risk due to being diagnosed with Canine Infection Respiratory Disease Complex and will likely require home rest and a series of antibiotics for up to 14 days. This is a contagious illness to other dogs. Patches is suitable to go Home with an Experienced dog adopter based on previous owner information and in-shelter observations.
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Ming

Ming was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; she is not acclimating well to the shelter environment and will benefit from a more stable environment. she is displaying distant-increasing behavior at this moment, we are recommending placement with an Experienced cat adopter based on behavioral observations. Ming is otherwise Healthy.
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