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!

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.