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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Babe

Babe was placed ar risk due to medical conditions; Babe was diagnosed with Alopecia, Dental disease, Hyperthermia, Hyperthyroidism, Tachypnea and is obese. there are no behavioral concerns for Babe.
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Dynasty

Dynasty is at risk for behavioral reasons. Dynasty has displayed fearful behavior while at the care center and has exhibited handling and touch sensitivities. Dynasty would be best suited for placement with a new hope partner that can provide the necessary behavior modification. Medically, Dynasty was diagnosed with canine infectious respiratory disease complex which is contagious to other animals and will need further care.
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Ghost

Ghost was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; Ghost was surrendered to our care center for the second time by his previous owner. He stated that he was having landlord issues and could not keep the dog any longer, he mentioned that Ghost would experience separation anxiety when he left for work and would bark all day. This created tension and problems with the landlord who forced him to surrender again. Ghost was reported to be playful and relaxed at home but was also mentioned that he would snap over his toys, food and treat. In the care, center Ghost has struggled to acclimate and remains highly fearful, growls, barks, and snaps at handlers. Ghost was found to be otherwise healthy by our veterinary team. we are recommending rescue placement this time.
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Jordan

Jordan was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; Because of Jordan's multiple bite history in addition to the fearful behavior displayed in the care center, we feel as though he would be best set up to succeed if placed into an experienced foster home through a rescue partner so his behavior can be reassessed. Jordan is otherwise healthy.
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Anemone

Anemone is at risk for medical reasons. Anemone was brought to us by a good Samaritan who found him as a stray. Anemone has been diagnosed with diabetes which will need long term care and further veterinary consultation. Behaviorally, Anemone has been fearful at the care center, but does warm up slowly. Ideally, Anemone should go to an experienced cat owner that can provide the medical care he needs, as well as a quiet, low stress environment to help him gradually come out of his shell.
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Tracey

Tracey was placed at risk due to medical concerns; Tracey was diagnosed by our veterinary team with Cataracts and Diabetes and will benefit from placement as soon as possible. there are no behavioral concerns for Tracey.
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Kifi

Kifi is at risk for behavioral reasons. At the care center, Kifi has been fearful and has not allowed for extensive handling. Kifi has been shown to come out of her shell a bit with time, but then quickly retreats and begins to display distance increasing behaviors toward the person. Kifi has also displayed a low threshold for arousal, which may be due to a fear/anxiety response. Kifi has lived with another dog previously, but was brought into our care along with her housemate after the dogs were reported to have gotten into a scuffle. Kifi would be best suited for placement with a new hope partner that can provide the necessary behavior modification and gradual approach to help Kifi feel more comfortable in her environment. Medically, Kifi was diagnosed with canine infectious respiratory disease complex which is contagious to other animals and will need further care.
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Gizmoe

Gizmoe was placed at risk due to behavior; he was brought to the care center by his previous owner due to allergies and financial hardship. It was reported that Gizmoe has a multiple bite history with the more recent being to a young girl in the household, resulting in minor injuries. Gizmoe is reported to display resource guarding for toys/food and furniture by growling and snapping. In the Care Center, we have observed Gizmoe to be shy/fearful with a medium energy level. He was diagnosed with KSC, Malasezzia and Otitis Externa.
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Luna

Luna is at risk for medical reasons. Luna is a 10 year old cat who came to us as an owner surrender, after her owner was no longer able to care for her. Luna has been diagnosed with diabetes which will require further veterinary consultation and long term care. Behaviorally, Luna has been very social with us at the care center and solicits attention right away. She allows all handling and seems to really enjoy human companionship. While Luna might be suitable for a first time pet owner behaviorally, she should go to an owner experienced with handling her medical condition.
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Josh

Josh was placed at risk for behavioral concerns; Josh was found wandering the streets of Brooklyn and was picked up by a good samaritan and brought to ACC. We later got a phone call from a person who claimed she was familiar with the dog as she was the owner's girlfriend. We learned that his name was Josh and she was able to provide more information about him. We found out that Josh has a multiple bite history with his previous owner, which all resulted in minor injuries. Also that Josh has not bitten people for more than a year now, but it was because they learned to respect his feeding time and left him alone while eating. Josh was reported to have resource guarding issues with food which resulted in those bites. Here we have observed this same behavior at the care center. Josh has also displayed reactivity while on leash and would bite and hold on to the leash. Staff use treats to redirect him to try to get him to drop the leash. Our veterinarian team discovered that Josh has a fractured tooth and hematuria and for these reasons we are recommending rescue placement at this time.
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Caramel

Caramel is a known face to ACC, she first came to our care center back in 2018 and was reunited with her owners shortly after. Caramel came in this time due to her previous owner not having enough time to look after her. Caramel was described to be friendly, affectionate, playful with a high energy level. Caramel has a bite incident on her record which occurred back in 2018 as she was reported to bit a family member on the forearm, resulting in minor injuries and no medical attention was needed. In the care center, she has displayed high-level energy but has not displayed concerning behavior. Caramel was diagnosed with diarrhea at this time by our vet team but is otherwise healthy.
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Angel

Angel is at risk for behavioral reasons. Angel came into our care after a bite incident whereby Angel fatally bit the other dog in her resident home who she had a history of not getting along with. At the care center, Angel was nervous during the beginning of her stay, but has gradually opened up to us and has begun soliciting attention and is eager to go for walks. While Angel has shown social behavior towards people, she should go to a new hope partner that can provide behavior modification and management given her bite history. Since Angel can be anxious when first being introduced to new environments, it will be important to employ a gradual approach. Medically, Angel seems healthy.
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Cookie Crumbles

Cookie Crumbles was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; Cookie Crumbles remains highly fearful and has tolerated only very minimal handling in the care center, she has also escalated to growling and baring teeth. This behavior combined with what is reported by her previous owner causes us to feel Cookie crumble would be best set up to succeed if placed with an experienced rescue partner at this time; guidance from a professional trainer or veterinary behaviorist is highly advised as well as exercising safe and appropriate management. Cookie Crumbles was diagnosed with dental disease, otherwise healthy.
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Stratus

Stratus is at risk for behavioral reasons. Stratus came to us as a stray after a good Samaritan brought her to us once finding her as a stray. At the care center, Stratus has remained fearful and has displayed a low threshold for arousal. Although she is eager to come out of her kennel, her behaviors remain anxious until she is moved into a quieter environment where she beings to relax. Stratus would be best suited for placement with a new hope partner that can provide a gradual acclimation approach to new environments, and should seek an adopter comfortable with managing anxious behaviors. It is likely that the over stimulation exhibited in the care center may be attributed to a stress response of the environment. Medically, Stratus seems healthy.
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Tinkerbell

Tinkerbell was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; she is not thriving here in the care center and is displaying distant-fearful behavior. she would benefit from placement as soon as possible. she was diagnosed with Dental disease, URI and has a mass.
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Apollo

Apollo is at risk for behavioral reasons. Apollo has a bite history, the severity of which remains unknown. At the care center, Apollo solicits attention but becomes quickly overstimulated with too much handling. Apollo should go to a new hope partner that can provide further behavioral assessment and also reward based behavior training to address the low threshold for arousal. Medically, Apollo seems healthy.
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Miley

Miley is at risk for behavioral reasons. Miley came to us as an owner surrender after her owner fell on hard times. At the care center, Miley has displayed a low threshold for arousal and is easily overstimulated. While in her foster home, Miley did mildly bite her foster as a result of handling and touch sensitivities. Miley would be best suited for placement with a new hope partner that can provide the necessary behavior modification and reward based training. Miley has potential, but will need to go to a home experienced with these types of behaviors as well as an understanding that she will need a slow approach to help her acclimate.
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Daisy

Daisy is at risk for behavioral reasons. Daisy came to us as an owner surrender and has remained very fearful while at the care center. Although Daisy has shown some curiosity in interacting, she remains anxious and quickly displays distance increasing behaviors. Daisy does accept treats, and will slowly come forward to receive them, but then quickly retreats. We recommend a calm, quiet home with a low stress environment where Daisy can gradually acclimate to new people and environments. Daisy has a lot of potential, but her success will largely depend on finding a home experienced with timid cats. Medically, Daisy seems healthy.
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Rusty

Rusty is at risk for medical reasons. Rusty was brought into our care by a good Samaritan who found her has a stray. Rusty has been diagnosed with bilateral mammary tumors and is recommended for further veterinary care and consultation. Ideally, Rusty should go into hospice where her day to day care can be monitored and where she will be kept most comfortable. Behaviorally, Rusty is a bit timid at first, but does quickly warm up. Although she would be suitable for most households, she may need a bit of extra time to warm up.
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