Animal Care Fund

Each year, more than 30,000 unwanted animals are brought to Animal Care & Control of New York's (AC&C) shelters. Many animals are rescued from extreme situations by AC&C's field operations. Others are brought to the shelters by pet owners who can no longer care for their animal because of family, health, or housing circumstances. Through The Animal Care Fund, AC&C raises support for the direct care of lost, mistreated, or neglected animals brought to its shelters, for service upgrades to keep rescued animals happy in their new surroundings, and to end the euthanasia of healthy and treatable cats and dogs.

Established in 1995, AC&C's mission is to promote and protect the health and safety of pets and people in New York City. One of the nation's largest animal welfare organizations, AC&C is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization contracted by New York City to provide city-wide animal control services. Donations to The Animal Care Fund will allow AC&C to implement enhancements above and beyond contracted animal care services, so that AC&C may continue to be a healthful refuge for thousands of animals in distress.

AC&C never turns away any animal brought to its three full-service shelters (Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Staten Island) or two receiving shelters (Bronx and Queens). In fact, every week, AC&C accepts approximately 600 cats and dogs. Each of these animals receives a medical evaluation, medical care (if necessary), and vaccinations. With support from The Animal Care Fund, lonely animals that are lost, hurt, or shut out of their homes are cared for by professional staff. Animals deemed available to be adopted from AC&C are photographed, and information about them is placed on AC&C's website. Placements have risen from 10,565 in 2003 to 20,008 in 2011 as a result of AC&C's efforts, and there has been a significant reduction in the need for euthanasia.

By contributing to The Animal Care Fund, New York animal lovers can help AC&C improve care for thousands of friendless cats and dogs, nurse them to health and tranquility, and promote their adoption into loving homes.

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Animal Care & Control of NYC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all donations are tax-deductible in accordance with IRS guidelines. A copy of the latest annual financial report and registration filed by this organization may be obtained from AC&C, or from the office of the Attorney General by writing to: The Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York NY, 10271.