Programs and Services

Our Animal Care Centers

Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C) has three full-service Animal Care Centers located in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island, as well as two Receiving Centers located in the Bronx and Queens. Whether arriving at our shelters due to homelessness, family crisis or abuse, we do not turn away any animal in need.


Adoption Services

AC&C is a great place to find a wonderful cat, dog or rabbit to join your loving family. Open seven days a week, we can help you find the perfect pet for your home. If you are not able to visit our Care Centers, you may also find a pet from AC&C at one of our off-site adoption events. For your convenience, you can also find a pet online through our Adoption Search where you may view pictures of the animals we have available for adoption on any given day. Additionally, AC&C partners with over 150 animal welfare and veterinary groups in the community through our New Hope Program as an alternative outlet for animal adoptions.


Field Operations

Animal Control Officers are in the field to assist animals and people in need in all five boroughs. AC&C's Field Operations respond to calls from the public regarding animals that are in need of rescue, pose a threat to public safety, stray dogs, and injured dogs and cats that need extra help. To help such an animal, please call 311. Please visit our Field Services page for more information and details.


Volunteer Program

AC&C's volunteers are central to the welfare of the animals in our Care Centers. Volunteers help in the care and placement of shelter animals, foster animals in need, and give valuable administrative and fundraising support. Please visit our Volunteer Opportunities page for more information.


Lost & Found

Many of AC&C's animals are lost pets. To ensure the return of your missing pet, AC&C encourages you to have current identification on your animal in the form of a license or microchip so that if your pet comes into our Care Centers, we can return your pet to you. If you've lost your pet, you can search for your pet at any one of our three full-service Care Centers open seven days a week. We suggest that you visit all of the Centers in the area on a regular basis for your lost pet. For more information and details on finding your lost pet, or if you have found a lost pet, please visit our Lost & Found page.