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Exciting News!

The Health Department and Animal Care & Control of New York City (AC&C) have announced several changes that will improve the health and wellbeing of animals taken in by AC&C, one of the largest animal welfare organizations in the country. The City will provide more than $8 million in capital funding to build a new adoption center at the Manhattan Care Center, modernize the Brooklyn Care Center, double the organization’s current fleet of mobile adoption vans and expand AC&C’s fundraising capacity.

“AC&C is committed to continual improvement and this additional funding will have a significant impact on our progress,” said AC&C Executive Director Risa Weinstock. “We are so grateful to the Mayor, City Council and the Health Department for supporting our efforts and investing the capital that will drive greater success. In 2014, 80.7 percent of the cats and dogs AC&C cared for were adopted, reunited or transferred to placement partners, and in the month of December 2014, this number was over 87 percent. The City’s substantial support enables AC&C to continue to expand and improve our services as a compassionate resource for pets and people in NYC.”

Read the full press release >>



Raising awareness and support for NYC's Pit Bulls

Get your family, friends and co-workers to support our "city's pitties" at AC&C's Pit Bowl, back by popular demand! Proceeds will go toward providing TLC to these incredible dogs while AC&C finds them a loving home.

New this year - check out our Pittie Kissing Booth and get in the Valentine's Day mood! Strike a pose and have your photo taken with our furry guests of honor.

Not a bowler? Not a problem. Be a cheerleader for your favorite bowler and NYC's Pit Bulls. Enjoy lite appetizers, raffle prizes, music, pool and ping-pong in the Luxe Lounge at Lucky Strike.

2015 AC&C Calendars - NOW ON SALE!

New York City's most sought-after animal calendar is back for 2015 and is packed with even more irresistible, can't-get-enough-of-the-cuteness cats, dogs, and rabbits all from AC&C. The calendar features full-color photographs taken by our wonderful volunteers and staff on every page, with special dates and months noted, as well as ways to be one of New York’s Kindest. Bring this colorful and fun calendar home or give as a gift this upcoming holiday season! Proceeds from the sale of the calendar go directly to the care of our animals.

Visit the AC&C Shop today before they are all gone!

Pet Rescue Exhibition by Getty Photographer Jamie McCarthy

Entertainment photographer and true animal lover, Jamie McCarthy of Getty Images, is a friend of AC&C. Recently, he has donated some of his time to come to our Manhattan Care Center to take pictures of the cats and dogs in our care. Great photos help these animals get adopted and with Jamie's help and expertise, many of them found homes as soon as those pictures were published.

Last month, Jamie displayed some of these photos in an exhibit at the Empire Hotel. All proceeds from the sale of his photos were donated to AC&C. Thank you Jamie for all you do for NYC animals in need.

For the full image gallery, click here.

To all of New York's Kindest…Thank you!

Jackson Galaxy: “The cats of New York depend on you”

Thanks to Cat Daddy Jackson Galaxy for recording a public service announcement for our cats and kittens! AC&C takes in more than 18,000 cats each year, and you can help us find them homes: please adopt or foster! “The cats of New York depend on you.”

Announcing The New York Pit Bull Appreciation Society!

AC&C and Bark & Co (the makers of BarkBox) are partnering to promote pit bull adoptions! Starting on October 25—National Pit Bull Awareness Day—anyone who adopts a pit bull or pit mix from AC&C will receive a free “New York Pit Bull Appreciation Society” BarkBox, a pawsome package containing toys and treats suitable for big dogs. Adopters will also receive New York Pit Bull Appreciation Society pins. Join the #NYPBAS – adopt today!

Already have a pawtastic pittie? Check out the AC&C Shop to purchase your own VIP (Very Important Pittie) BarkBox and NY Pit Bull Appreciation Society pins and bandanas!

Looking for another way to make a difference for AC&C animals?

Send needed items directly to AC&C from our PetFlow "Wish List”: help feed and comfort our wonderful dogs and cats, and boost your impact! For every donation that you make, PetFlow will donate 10% of revenue to AC&C. And remember, even if you are shopping for your own furry family members, AC&C will receive a donation from PetFlow! (no minimum or maximum purchase, program is ongoing)

Support AC&C by shopping at AmazonSmile


When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to Animal Care & Control of NYC. Support us every time you shop. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to your selected charitable organization. Please help AC&C today by shopping for your favorite things at AmazonSmile. ($5 minimum purchase, no maximum purchase, program is ongoing)

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