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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Sister

Sister is at risk for medical reasons. Sister was diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection which is contagious to other animals and will require in home care. Behaviorally, Sister would be best suited for an experienced cat owner as she can be a bit timid and need some time to warm up.
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Lou

Lou is at risk for behavioral reasons. Lou has displayed distance increasing behaviors at the care center and has remained fearful. Lou is also uncomfortable around new people and will need a gradual approach. Lou would be best suited for placement with a new hope partner that can provide the necessary behavior modification. Medically, Lou seems healthy.
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Riley

Riley is at risk for behavioral reasons. Riley has a bite history and has exhibited a low threshold for arousal as well as resource guarding. Riley would be best suited for placement with a new hope partner that can provide the necessary behavior modification. Medically, Riley has dental disease which may need further care.
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Aden

Aden is at risk for behavioral reasons. Aden has displayed distance increasing behaviors while at the care center. While he does allow for some petting, he quickly retreats from the handler. Aden would do best with an experienced, adult only adopter who can provide a slow approach. Medically, Aden has some wounds on the face which may require further care but is otherwise healthy.
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Corncob

Corncob was placed at risk due to his behavioral dn medical conditions; He is not thriving in the shelter environment and is displaying distant-fearful behavior. He was diagnosed with URI and would have to stay away from healthy cats for the next 14 days after been diagnosed, he is emaciated and has Diarrhea at this time. We are recommending replacement with an experienced cat owner.
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Maizy

Maizy was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; she is not thriving here in the shelter environment and is displaying fearful-distant behavior. Maizy is geriatric but otherwise healthy and we are recommending placement with an experienced cat adopter.
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King Kong

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King Kong is at risk due to medical and behavior reasons. King Kong has been diagnosed with Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex, as well as a UTI and ear infections. All of these conditions are treatable in home. Behaviorally we recommend he go to an adult only and single pet home due to fearful behaviors shown in the care center.
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Andy

Andy was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; he is not thriving in the shelter environment and is displaying distant-fearful behavior. Andy was diagnosed with dental disease and is obese. We are recommending placement on an adult only home with an experienced cat adopter.
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Minchie

Minchie was placed at risk due to medical and behavioral concerns; she was diagnosed with a heart murmur, Anemia, Dehydration, dental disease, Pyometra and is matted. She is also not thriving here in the shelter and is displaying fearful-distant behavior. We are recommending placement on an adult only home with an experienced cat adopter.
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Charcoal

Charcoal is at risk due to medical and behavior conditions. Charcoal currently does not tolerate touch and can't be placed in adoptions at this time. Charcoal has also been diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection, which can be treated in home.
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Pasco

Pasco was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; Although Pasco has been observed to display social behavior with handlers, solicit attention and accepts contact, he has displayed a low threshold for arousal with a propensity to tip over into aggression (particularly during play). During his assessment, when attempting to engage in play, Pasco was observed to rapidly escalate to jumping up, mouthing and snapping toward the leash and then froze, hard stared and lunged toward the leash once more. Due to this observed behavior, we feel Pasco should be placed with an experienced rescue partner who can reassess his behavior in a more stable home environment before seeking permanent placement. Pasco was diagnosed with Otitis Externa.
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Egypt

Egypt was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; Egypt has been observed to low growl when being handled, observed during interactions in the care center and in a previous home environment. She was also observed to exhibit resource guarding behavior over her toys when approached, which was reported in a previous home environment as well. We feel she would be best set up to succeed if placed with an experienced rescue partner who can help manage these behaviors and allow her to decompress in a more stable environment prior to permanent placement in an adult-only home. Egypt was diagnosed with CIRDC and would have to stay away from other healthy dogs for the next 14 days after been diagnosed.
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Pickles

Pickles is at risk for behavioral and medical reasons. Pickles has exhbited distance increasing behaviors while at the care center and would be best suited for placement with an experienced owner that can provide a gradual approach and behavior modification. Medically, Pickles is a senior cat with several conditions including hyperthyroidism.
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Nyx

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Nyx is at risk for behavioral reasons. Nyx has exhibited distance increasing behaviors while at the care center and has remained fearful and anxious. Nyx becomes nervous around new people and will need a slow approach. Nyx would be best suited for placement with a new hope partner that can provide the necessary behavior modification. Medically, Nyx seems healthy.
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Linda

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Linda is at risk for medical and behavioral reasons. Linda has shown reactive behaviors while on leash, and will need behavior modification and reward based training. Linda would be best suited for placement with a new hope partner that can provide the necessary behavior modification. Medically, Linda was diagnosed with canine infectious respiratory disease complex which is contagious to other animals and will require in home care.
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Big Bolo

Big Bolo is at risk due to medical condition. Big Bolo has been diagnosed with Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex which is treatable with in home care. Behaviorally we recommend he go to an adult only and single pet home due to behaviors seen in the care center.
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Emmett

Emmett was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; although he has shown improvement with certain handlers, Emmett remains highly fearful in the care center. We feel he would be best set up to succeed if placed with an experienced rescue partner who can allow him to acclimate and decompress at his own pace. Emmett is otherwise healthy.
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Steele

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Steele was placed at risk due to his medical condition; he was diagnosed with a Heart murmur, Lipoma, nuclear sclerosis and has mass. Steele's initial timidity and fearful behavior, we feel it would be best for him to be placed in a stable home environment with no young children, as loud noises and sudden movements may startle him.
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Cannoli

Cannoli was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; he is not thriving here in the care center and is displaying distant-fearful behavior. We are recommending placement with an experienced rescue group at this time. Cannoli is otherwise healthy.
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Koko

Koko is at risk for medical reasons. Koko was diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection which is contagious to other animals and will require in home care. Behaviorally, Koko would be best suited for an experienced, adult only cat owner as he can be a bit timid and take some time to warm up.
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Tyson

Tyson is at risk for behavioral concerns. He has some reactivity to other dogs while off leash which has led to a bite history. He has also mouthed his owner in the past. He has shown no other concerning behavior while in our Care Center and has allowed handling. Due to these past behaviors he is ideally suited for rescue through a New Hope partner. Medically there is no concerns at this time for Tyson.
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Alcapun

Alcapun is at risk for behavioral reasons. Alcapun has a bite history and has displayed handling and touch sensitivities. Alcapun would be best suited for placement with a new hope partner that can provide the necessary behavior modification. Medically, Alcapun has dental disease which may require further care.
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