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: 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.