Animal Care and Control of NYC (AC&C), a non-profit animal rescue organization, received a $50,000 grant from the Petco Foundation in order to fund a much-needed placement vehicle – one that will help transport animals to new homes.
According to AC&C, since its recent launch in February, the vehicle has transported an estimated 150 cats and dogs from AC&C shelters to volunteer foster homes throughout the five boroughs, where the animals can get ready for adoption.
The Petco Foundation grant for the new placement vehicle is helping AC&C move more animals – the organization takes in approximately 30,000 each year – from AC&C shelters to foster homes.
“AC&C never closes its doors on any stray, homeless or abandoned animal,” said Risa Weinstock, executive director of AC&C. “Our foster volunteers and rescue groups are essential in helping us find suitable homes. With the addition of the Petco Foundation’s funding for a dedicated transfer vehicle, AC&C is able to transport animals to these partners more quickly.”
AC&C is always looking for foster volunteers to care temporarily for animals who may need some extra TLC outside of a care center. The Brooklyn Care Center is located at 2336 Linden Boulevard, 11208 and shelter hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week; and adoption hours are Monday to Friday, 12 to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Anyone interested in becoming a foster volunteer can sign up for an orientation at http://nycacc.org/Foster.htm.
The next foster orientations will be held at AC&C’s Headquarters (11 Park Place in Manhattan) at 7 p.m. on March 31 and April 14.