The Animal Adoption Center is an important part of Staten Island’s animal rescue network. It is Staten Island’s only facility under the aegis of Animal Care & Control of New York City, which is contracted through the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to provide animal care services for the City.
The renovation will improve natural light conditions and climate control for the animals and staff, and expand work and shelter space.
Cats and dogs are vaccinated upon arrival at ACC. In addition to vaccinations, 907 cats and 158 dogs were spayed/ neutered at the Staten Island Center. Once the animals are cleared medically, they are put up for adoption. 660 animals were adopted from the Staten Island Center during 2015 and 1,996 animals from the Staten Island Center were placed with New Hope partners. Besides adoptions, the ACC helped return 103 lost dogs and 25 cats to their owners throughout last year. Staten Island ACC Admissions Counselors also helped prevent 64 cats and 43 dogs from being surrendered by helping guardians keep their pets. Staten Island ACC volunteers logged 1600 hours with 49 active volunteers at the Staten Island center.
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