Chichi, Sweet Male Tabby Cat & Staff “Favorite,” Still Hanging on at Manhattan ACC Shelter Needs Some Help — (Now)

Chichi!

I wrote last week about Chichi, a 7 year old male cat who desperately needs a home. This sweet tabby is at the Manhattan ACC (Animal Care & Control) after being sadly relinquished by his family. Well, even more wonderful information has been discovered about him! I updated Chichi’s info here. Can you give this guy, a “gentle giant” and shelter “favorite” who “stole” one volunteer’s heart, a new chance at life?

Adopt Chichi ! visit Pet Harbor here.

Give Chichi, a Sweet Male Tabby Cat, a Home – Surrendered by his family at the Manhattan ACC Shelter – Needs Help Now

Updated
More info here at Facebook where he was on the “Kill List” over the weekend but is apparently still alive and looking for a new home. Chichi is a male tabby cat and about 7 years old. He has been at the shelter since June 3rd, relinquished due to “moving / family changes /allergies” and sounds like a sweetie. See a better photo here where a shelter volunteer wrote about Chichi:

I like my cats large–the bigger they are, the more there is to love, right? No wonder XL-size Chichi has stolen my heart. This gentle giant clocks in at 17 pounds of tiger-striped sweetness. He’s a staff favorite, a friend to everyone who comes to the cat adoption room, a lover of long naps, and a companion for other cats and dogs–he used to live with them in his former home, before his owners moved and brought him to the Care Center. If you prefer big boys or simply want a feline BFF to curl up with on the couch, you’ve got to meet Chichi!

Chichi’s ID #A0934413. To learn more about the Animal Care & Control (ACC) — New York City’s shelter system — search ACC in the archives. Visit the ACC web site. You can adopt Chichi via Pet Harbor here.

Daisy at Manhattan Animal Care & Control Needs a Home Now!

Daisy Needs a Home!

Update 1/17: Rescued! But there’s so many more that need our help —

This lovely black & white cat, Daisy, is on a “First Alert” list and probably doesn’t have much time. At the city shelter, ACC – Animal Care & Control – cats (and dogs) get put on a death list if they catch a cold which inevitably most do or if they are scared and exhibit a temper. Daisy is a three year old female who has been at the Manhattan location since December 10th. She came from zip code 10032 which I believe is Inwood or Manhattanville and is such a cutie. You can see more at this Facebook page.

I’ve written a bunch about the ACC here on this blog. You can read some background about the ACC here – 13,000 animals were killed in 2009.

Daisy needs a home now. Remember Don’t Shop, Adopt!

p.s. black & white cats happen to typically be wonderful.

Animal Spotlight: Adopt Happy – Needs Rescue Today! – at Manhattan ACC Shelter; Owner Evicted & Now Her Time Is Up!

Please consider adopting Happy

This sweet kitty’s time is running out and, indeed, she may already have been killed. However … she is a “favorite” of volunteers and workers at the Manhattan Animal Care & Control, the city’s high kill “shelter” (search ACC on this blog for posts about it). Her owner/guardian was evicted. You can save her! It’ll be the best thing you could do TODAY and RIGHT NOW.

Read what an ACC volunteer wrote:

Happy the cat is, well, happy. This aptly named feline is approximately 2 years old and ended up at the shelter when her previous person lost their home. Happy is always dancing and singing in the front of her kennel for folks to notice her ? and she won’t stop seeking out attention until she gets it. Once you open her kennel, she really turns on the charm. Happy scored our highest behavior rating and we’re sure once you meet her, she’ll score your highest rating too. Everybody sing, “If you’re Happy and you know it, stamp your paws??”

Location: 326 East 110th Street, Manhattan

Happy has a cold right now but still deserves to live! Her Animal ID # is A914059.

If you want to add this wonderful addition to your life – and save hers! – and can’t get there right away, visit this Facebook page to arrange for help from a rescue group. I’m hoping she is still alive.

If not, please consider adopting another. Thanks!

Animal Spotlight: Mama Cat Buka + 5 Kittens Need Home ASAP; at ACC “Shelter” in Manhattan

Mama Buka

If you’ve read my previous posts on the ACC — Animal Care & Control — you know this is yet another quasi city-affiliated organization in need of an overhaul. That being said, I want to help out the animals that are there. (I’m of the mindset that everyone should adopt at least one animal unless you truly think you’d be a bad guardian or would bring harm to the animal.)

Currently, sweet female cat Buka is at the Manhattan shelter with her five kittens and needs a home soon; or else, many of us fear she’ll end up on the Death list.

Let’s help BUKA!

From her ACC “Pet Harbor” adoption page:

ID#A914225

I am an unaltered female, gray tiger and white American Shorthair mix.

The shelter staff think I am about 3 years old.

I weigh 8 pounds.

I was found in NY 11385.

I have been at the shelter since Oct 16, 2011.

To adopt, please visit:

* Buka’s Facebook page

* Buka’s Pet Harbor Adoption Page

Previous post on the ACC at WSP Blog:

* The ACC – Animal Care & Control system – is broken; 13,000 animals killed in 2009

Annual Dachshund Day Happened Saturday

Dachshund Day Washington Square

Saturday, October 1st was Dachshund Day at the Park! You can see photos and get the general vibe via photos and commentary at LES NYC blog. There’s even a Dachshund song that everybody sings!

A lot of the dogs this year were rescues. Considering rescuing an animal today!

See previous WSP Blog post on the need for NYC ACC shelter reform

Consider adopting an animal from the NYC ACC, from a rescue group or shelter, you can save a life today!

Photos: C. Merry

Jinx at Manhattan Animal Care & Control Shelter Needs Home ASAP

Jinx Needs Home

From Animal Care & Control Volunteer:  Jinx – super sweet 2yr old cat DECLAWED front paws. Hard to take a pic of him he loves to be petted!  Neutered male, black Bombay mix.

About Jinx: The shelter staff think I am about 2 years old. I weigh 10 pounds. May be FeLV positive. Found in NY 10461. I have been at the shelter since Jun 14, 2011.

JINX – ID#A900436   http://www.petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=NWYK.A900436

What a sweetie! Not on Death Row YET but will be soon. See more here on Facebook.

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The ACC is the city’s shelter system. I’ve written about it here before. Tho’ it is a quasi non-profit, its small Board of Directors is comprised mainly of heads of NYC governmental agencies. Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe is on the Board of Directors; it is overseen by the NYC Department of Health.

This is the latest: A list of demands for ACC shelter reform from activists (it would be about time):

This declaration is addressed to Julie Bank, Executive Director of the NY ACC, Mayor Bloomberg, the entire City Council and the Department of Health:

We Will No Longer Tolerate the Slaughter of Innocent Defenseless Dogs & Cats in the City of New York. We Declare That Tax Dollars Must Be Allocated For:

1) Free Spay Neuter for Dogs & Cats for Citizens of NYC

2) Superior Veterinary Care Given to All Animals at the NYACC

3) **No** Animal is Killed Unless Terminally Ill

4) Behavior and Training Specialists Rehab For All Dogs & Cats

5) Solid and Continuous Volunteer & Adoption Program Staff

6) Immediate Queens and Bronx Shelters in High Visibility Locations

7) A Better Communications Center for Adoptions So Animals are Not KILLED Because of Mistakes in Phone Calls and Messages.

8 ) Demand From The NYC Housing Authority the Rescission of the Weight Limit in Public Housing

Animals of the Week : Nilly and Goldie at the City’s ACC Need Help Now

Update June 3rd — I’ve written before about Animal Care & Control, the city’s non-profit, hi-kill shelter system which is truly in need of a total overhaul. Every night on Facebook, an “e-list” – a list of animals to be killed the next day – is posted to a group called Pets on Death Row. People from around the world work on rescuing these animals from death. For tomorrow, June 1st, there are 42 cats. (Sometimes they get an extra day or so reprieve so please try even if you read this late.) Too many to contemplate but not too many to help.

I’ve picked out two, Nilly and Goldie, which I’ve profiled here. The photos clearly do not do them total justice – wish ACC would work on that – but they still look extremely sweet and are deserving of another chance to live. If you can help, go to the Facebook page for information and someone will assist you there!

Nilly is a female brown tiger colored cat who is about 5 years old. She was “surrendered” just 3 days ago to the Manhattan ACC by her owner/guardian because of “cost.” It’s clear this photo does not do her justice! She has a small wound on her face which is healing and yet she is being “e-listed” as if she is ill. (See link below for why this happens even tho’ the ACC gets money from Maddie’s Fund for allegedly striving to be “no-kill.”)

According to her previous guardians, Nilly is “Very friendly and affectionate. Extremely active and playful as well. Loves women, loves men, loves children, loves dogs, loves cats.

** Who wouldn’t want to save Nilly and have her in your life? Go here to do so. Thank you!**

Then there is gorgeous Goldie who is around 14 years old, a male cat, may have been a stray (tho’ that is questionable), and has something very special about him. He’s in Brooklyn, rated “no concern” which means he is approachable and friendly. He has some health issues but people will likely help out if you need help with those expenses. He deserves to live out his life without being killed at this city facility.

** Rescue Goldie here. It can only be wonderful. **

There are also 40 other cats that can use your help at this Facebook page.

NOTE: Yes, it’s time sensitive but sometimes animals get a reprieve and many of the rescue groups will assist late into the night.

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See here for more on the ACC. Please write to your City Council person and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio about necessary reforms, advocating for a true No-Kill system. It can be done.

Coming Saturday, June 4th at Washington Square Park is Adoptalooza — you can hold your own Adoptalooza and help one of these animals out now!

Please consider adopting Nilly and Goldie and then come back and read TODAY’S New York Post article, “Doggie Death Row” about the ACC featuring an interview with a former staffer.

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June 3rd — Nilly was rescued. Goldie’s fate is unknown right now. Please visit the Facebook page to adopt others. This happens every day. If you have ideas how to change the entire system, write to me at the Contact page above.

Update on Nino, now Nico, “Animal Spotlight” from Last Week

Nino Last Week

Last week, I posted an “Animal Spotlight” about gorgeous Nino who was abandoned at the Manhattan ACC (Animal Care & Control) hi-kill shelter by his previous owners/guardians and needed a new home – quickly. The clock was ticking and he would be out of time soon if not adopted. Luckily, Zani’s Furry Friends Pet Rescue “pulled” him from the ACC and is looking to find him a forever home. So, now, look at the difference.

Nino, now called Nico:

Update 5/23: Nino is now Nico! See Nico’s Petfinder page. (A good photo is so important.) Nico is about five years old, his front paws are de-clawed, and he has lived around both cats and dogs.

You can arrange to meet Nico and fill out an application for him at Zani’s Furry Friends Pet Rescue. Also, consider donating to assist them in helping more animals. Thank you!

So many animals from the ACC need and deserve homes. Please read my other posts for background info and consider adopting.

Animal Spotlight: Beautiful Abandoned Cat at Manhattan ACC Shelter * Nino Needs a Home!

picture does not do beautiful cat justice

Let’s save beautiful Maine Coon mix cat Nino, pictured, who was abandoned by his family at the Manhattan Animal Care & Control shelter. I’ve written before about the city’s high-kill shelter, the ACC, which seriously needs an overhaul.

Nino is a 5 year old male, de-clawed Maine Coon Mix, and the note says “likes cats & chihuahuas!!!!” Beautiful coloring and will mix in with your other animals.

The ACC is not known for their flattering photos and you can tell that this photo does not do Nino justice. Cats at the ACC get scared quickly (they unfortunately can sense the fear in the air). If you ever have to relinquish an animal, please find a friend or no-kill shelter. Or write to me! Seriously.

To rescue an animal from the ACC, you need their animal #.  Nino’s # is A894897.

When animals are surrendered by the owner/guardian, they are typically only held at the ACC for a couple of days before they are placed on the Kill list. Nino likely doesn’t have much time before that happens. This is our shared responsibility, to look out for these animals. Animals are not disposable.

AC&C — Manhattan Animal Care Center
326 East 110th Street New York, NY 10029 (between 1st and 2nd Avenues)
Shelter Hours: 8:00am to 8:00pm, 7 Days a Week
Adoption Hours: Noon to 7:00pm, 7 Days a Week — Closed on all Holidays

Directions: Take the ‘6’ train to 110th Street; Walk 2½ blocks east (Shelter is on the south side of the street between 1st and 2nd Avenues)

Another issue with the shelters is that they are not placed in ‘central’ locations. (The Brooklyn shelter is in East New York.) On some level, everyone does the best they can and this shelter system was put in place a long time ago but it is in need of dramatic improvement. This is New York City – we should have first rate models in place.

See more on Nino via Facebook. If you need assistance getting him, there are people who can help.