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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Sylvester

Sylvester was placed due to behavioral concerns; Sylvester has not acclimated well here in the shelter environment and is displaying fearful-distant behavior. stays in the back of the kennel and allows minimal handling and interaction. we feel that Sylvester would do best in an adult only Home with an experienced cat adopter. Sylvester was diagnosed to be obese.
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Old Man Mac

Old Man Mc was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; He has displayed concerning behavior both on his previous Home and in the shelter environment. Old Man Mac has been challenging to handle in the care center at times, he seems to be uncomfortable with handling overall and has escalated to growling and freezing during interactions. Due to our observations combined with his behavior concerns reported in his previous home environment, we believe Old Man Mac may be best set up to succeed if placed with an experienced rescue partner. he is an old Geriatric dog.
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Delilah

Delilah was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; Delilah is difficult to remove from the kennel, lunging and snapping, she appears to be uncomfortable and has allowed minimal handling from her caretakers. She has been observed to escalate rapidly upon direct approach or contact, we believe she may be best set up to succeed if placed with an experienced rescue partner at this time. She is otherwise Healthy.
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Chunky

Chunky is at risk, new hope only, for behavioral reasons. Chunky has a low threshold for arousal and has shown handling sensitivity at the care center. Additionally, Chunky has exhibited food and resource guarding and would benefit from behavior modification in a low stress environment. Medically, Chunky appears to be healthy.
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Midnight

Midnight is at risk due to being diagnosed with an Upper Respiratory Infection and will likely require home rest and a series of antibiotics for up to 14 days. This is a contagious illness to other cats. Midnight is suitable to go Home with an Experienced cat adopter.
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Snow Flake

Snow Flake was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; Snowflake has not acclimated well to the shelter environment and remains fearful upon approach from strangers. Snowflake has been observed to escalate to panicking when uncomfortable; she has however displayed social behavior with familiar handlers. We believe Snowflake may be best set up to succeed if placed with an experienced rescue partner. Snow Flake is otherwise Healthy.
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Mister

Mister is at risk for behavioral reasons. While Mister has not shown concerns during interactions with people, Mister has exhibited worsening dog reactivity in the care center and will need behavior modification in this regard. Mister would be best placed into a single animal home and with an adopter that is able to manage Mister's dog reactivity with reward based training. Medically, Mister has a cherry eye and is recommended for further veterinary care.
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Greta

Greta is at risk for behavioral reasons. Greta has not acclimated well to the care center and has shown distance increasing behaviors and has remained fearful. Greta would be best suited for an experienced cat adopter without children that can provide a low stress environment for her where she can better acclimate. Medically, Greta has a heart murmur and dental disease and is recommended for follow up vet care.
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Tufo

Tufo is at risk for behavioral reasons. Tufo has not acclimated well to the care center and has remained fearful and exhibited distance increasing behaviors. Tufo would do best with an experienced adopter who can provide him with a low stress environment to help him better acclimate. Medically, Tufo is a senior cat with no known health concerns at this time.
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Hero

Hero is at risk for medical reasons. Hero was diagnosed with canine infectious respiratory disease complex which is contagious to other animals and will require in home care. Behaviorally, Hero is an enthusiastic young dog who will require regular physical and mental stimulation.
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Vanilla Chai

Vanilla Chai is at risk for behavior concerns. She tolerates attention and very little petting. She may be a little more independent, and may need time to warm up to her new home. Due to the behaviors seen in the care center, we feel that this cat will do best in an experienced, adult only home. There are no medical concerns at this time.
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David

David is at risk due to being diagnosed with an Upper Respiratory Infection and will likely require home rest and a series of antibiotics for up to 14 days. This is a contagious illness to other cats. David also has not acclimated well to the shelter environment and is displaying fearful behavior. We are recommending David to go to an adult only home with an Experienced cat owner.
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Jack

Jack was placed at risk due to behavioral concerns; Jack has allowed some handling in the care center and is walked on a leash without issue, however, he remains highly anxious and a bit aloof during interactions. Jack has not been observed to readily settle and is often observed whining, pacing and panting; during his assessment, while attempting to seek exit, Jack froze when handler attempted to pick up his leash. We believe, Jack would be best set up to succeed if placed with an experienced rescue partner at this time. He was diagnosed with Dermatitis and Otitis.
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