Thank you for your interest in a NYC ACC cat! Please note that the Urgent Help Desk is not affiliated with NYC AC&C. The Help Desk is staffed by volunteers from Pets on Death Row – Urgent Death Row Cats, and therefore has no influence on the placement of any animal in the system. However, we are familiar with the system and can provide guidance and advice.
*PLEASE NOTE** If you rent, please ensure your lease allows you to have a cat. Most rescues require all cats in household to be spayed or neutered, unless medically waived. ACC requires you to be 18 or older to adopt directly from the shelter. Minimum age varies by rescue and can be as high as 25. Since we have no info on individual rescue standards, it will be up to the rescues to advise of their requirements.
**ONLY USE THIS FORM TO INQUIRE ABOUT ADOPTING/FOSTERING ANIMALS AT THE SHELTER** Please use the “CONTACT URGENT” link (at the bottom of each page) for all other inquiries. Thank you!
One of our volunteers will get back to you as soon as possible. If your inquiry is TIME SENSITIVE (the animal is on the list,) we strongly recommend that you review our list of rescues that pull from the shelter, and fill out applications with at least 3 that are closest to you. The list can be found here: http://information.urgentpodr.org/2014/10/01/cat-rescue-groups-2/