The Community Pets Program is a compassionate outreach program of Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC). Our goal is simple: keep pets together with their human families by providing access to necessary health and welfare resources for pets. ACC’s Community Pets Program provides free pet vaccination and microchip clinics, free dog training and cat behavior assistance, free spay/neuter appointments, free tenant advocacy and assistance with pet-related housing issues, and more. Scroll down for more details on each resource. For more information, please contact CommunityPets@nycacc.org.
Free Vaccine and Microchip Clinics
We hold free pop-up vaccine clinics in the Bronx and Queens where we provide free vaccinations for dogs and cats ( rabies, DA2PP, Bordetella, and FVRCP) — as well as free microchips and referrals for free spay/neuter surgeries. At these clinics, we also take the opportunity to learn more about other concerns pet owners may have, and connect them with resources that are offered as part of the Community Pets program or through other agencies.
Pet Behavior Training and Assistance
Through partnerships with local trainers and behavior experts, the Community Pets Program offers free dog training for dog owners, either in person or via Zoom/Facetime, and free cat behavior assistance by phone to cat owners who need help. Our experts can help you solve behavior issues that you may have thought are not solvable. Contact us for assistance.
While ACC does not perform spay/neuter surgeries for people's pets, our Community Pets Program provides free spay/neuter appointments for your dogs and cats with our partners. We also provide low-cost spay/neuter resources and information. Contact us for assistance.
Tenant Advocacy and Assistance for Pet-Related Housing Issues
Is your landlord or housing manager saying you cannot keep your pet(s)? We can refer you to our tenant advocate for free assistance to help you with pet-related housing issues with the goal of helping you keep your pets.
Allergy and Shedding Tips and other general pet care guidance
We are here to help you with how to reduce allergies to your pet, general pet care information, and any questions you may have.
Available Resources - Low-Cost Vet Care
Community Pets has put together a list of low-cost vet services and low-cost spay/neuter services around the city. Please note that these programs and organizations are not affiliated with ACC, but rather independent resources for the community.
We want to help you and your pets! Email us at CommunityPets@nycacc.org with any questions!