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How Rescuing An Animal Can Change Your Life: AC&C To Launch Pet Adoption Promotion

New York Smash Magazine  

By Chelsea Kate Isaacs

By Chelsea Kate Isaacs

When you rescue an animal, you become their hero. In return, they become the best companion you’ve ever known.

I learned that after rescuing my dog, Jodie. Perhaps it was heroic of me to adopt her when she needed a home, but I soon learned that she is the true hero. Over the years, Jodie has been at my side as a best buddy and family member. Her unconditional love is the most precious gift I could ask of anyone.

Looking for a best friend forever? You can adopt a wonderful dog, cat or rabbit for a $20 adoption fee during AC&C’s “Superhero” promotion. Get all the details below.

If it weren’t for Animal Care & Control (AC&C), one of the largest animal welfare organizations in the country, taking in more than 30,000 homeless animals each year, I wouldn’t have Jodie today. They found her without any identification, lost and scared, on the streets of Brooklyn. The AC&C team brought her in, assessed her health, and placed her in another shelter where she would have the highest chance of being adopted. That’s where I ultimately found the most amazing canine on the planet (I’m a little biased), Jodie.

Animal Care & Control Superhero Pet Adoption Promotion 2015

Jodie and I (Summer 2014)

From May 1 through May 10, AC&C is having a “Superhero” adoption promotion, featuring special pricing: Dogs, cats and rabbits will be available for a $20 adoption fee. 

“Whether you’re looking for a caped crusader, a super sleuth, or a companion to ward off the doldrums, AC&C has an amazing superhero just waiting to rescue you!” Jessica Vaccaro, adoption manager at AC&C, said in a press release. 

I completely agree, Jessica. And the incredible thing is that, in the beginning, you save them by providing a forever home. But with all the joy they bring into our lives, they save us.

If you’re interested in adopting an animal in need, here are all the details:

  • Dogs, cats and rabbits will be available for a $20 adoption fee.
  • Adoptions include: AC&C cat and dog adoptions include vaccinations, a microchip, spay/neuter, a free office visit at a participating veterinarian and a free identification tag.
  • Where to adopt: Individuals and families interested in adopting can visit one of AC&C’s three Care Centers, open for adoptions noon – 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday:

    May 1-10: Special pricing ($20 adoption fee for dogs, cats and rabbits) during Animal Care & Control's Superhero Pet Adoption Promotion

    May 1-10: Special pricing ($20 adoption fee for dogs, cats and rabbits) during Animal Care & Control’s Superhero Pet Adoption Promotion

Manhattan – 326 East 110th Street
Brooklyn – 2336 Linden Boulevard
Staten Island – 3139 Veterans Road West

  • Meet and greet opportunities: You can meet cats and dogs looking for homes on AC&C’s Mobile Adoption Center, which will be at the Columbia Greenhouse Nursery School Spring Fair at 116th Street and Amsterdam on May 2 (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.); Petco, Union Square (noon – 4 p.m.) on May 3; Petco Sheepshead Bay at 1610 Avenue Y on May 9 (noon – 4 p.m.), and Petco East Elmhurst at 7507 31st Avenue on May 10 (noon – 4 p.m.).
  • View animals for adoption online: Potential adopters can visit AC&C’s website at www.nycacc.org to view furry superheroes available for adoption, or check them out on AC&C’s new free mobile app for iPhone (search “ACC of NYC” on the App Store to download).

    About Animal Care & Control of NYC
    Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C) is one of the largest animal welfare organizations in the country, taking in more than 30,000 animals each year. AC&C is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that rescues, cares for and finds loving homes for animals throughout the five boroughs. AC&C is an open-admissions organization, which means it never turns away any homeless, abandoned, injured or sick animal in need of help, including cats, dogs, rabbits, small mammals, reptiles, birds, farm animals and wildlife. It is the only organization in NYC with this unique responsibility. Visit www.nycacc.org for more information, and follow AC&C at facebook.com/NYCACC and @NYCACC.