ADOPTION UPDATE FRIDAY DEC 30, 2011
44 cats are currently listed for adoption at the Manhattan ACC — the number is going up, not down. Last night on Facebook we saw that all the faces on the “to be killed today” list were from the Manhattan center. We are focusing on one center to try and have the greatest impact in our own neighborhood but you can also work on the list at Brooklyn and Staten Island. THESE CATS WILL NOT BE IN ADOPTIONS LONG BEFORE YOU SEE THEM IN A “TO BE KILLED” ALBUM ELSEWHERE ON FACEBOOK. We simply MUST promote adoptions as feverishly as we promote rescue when their lives are set to end. Why wait until there’s less than 12 hours to save a life when you could be promoting each cat NOW and networking to find adopters?
(Note: Shelly remains unadopted as of Friday Dec 30) Isn’t Shelly beautiful? We met her on Christmas day. Shelly is one of the many beautiful and loving cats for adoption at NYC Animal Care and Control. She is at the Manhattan Center. You don’t want to have favorites when you go to a shelter to visit and not adopt, but, I have to admit, Shelly is my favorite, and, I hope she will be yours too. I don’t know why this absolutely stunning LONG HAIR TUXEDO and affectionate and playful large female cat is lingering, but, she has been waiting in the Manhattan center since October, hoping for a home. It took every bit of self control for me not to ask for her myself. Please share this beauty and find her the home she awaits. http://www.petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=NWYK.A0914042
As of this writing, there are forty-one cats for adoption posted on the NYC Animal Care & Control data base at the Manhattan center. This doesn’t reflect the total number of cats at this center, many are not available either due to illness or a pending humane law enforcement or other investigation.
Forty one cats is not alot for Manhattan. Our challenge to you is to make the adoption list go viral and send enough good people to the Manhattan center before January 1, 2012 and get each and every one of these beautiful, sweet, loving, playful cats adopted.
As an added incentive: Special holiday adoption fees through the end of the year: Adopt one cat and get a second one at no cost. And if you are interested in adopting a dog, receive half off AC&C adoption fees for dogs one year and older.
If you are not in the market to adopt, here’s how you can spread the word and send adopters to Manhattan ACC. Check out the list and please help share them NOW with your neighbors. Print out flyers to post. Click on one image that you are drawn to and it opens in a new window. T…hen click on “for shorter link” click here and you will get another window that you can easily share (with image) on Facebook, Twitter, by Email, or PRINT AND POST IN YOUR OFFICE LUNCH ROOM or LAUNDRY ROOM or at your pet supply shop or vet’s office.
Click here to view the forty-one cats in the data base: http://www.petharbor.com/results.asp?searchtype=ADOPT&orderby=Shelter&bgcolor=F1EFE2&text=000000&link=666666&alink=fbcd00&vlink=666666&col_hdr_bg=ACA899&col_hdr_fg=FFFFFF&col_bg=FFFFFF&col_bg2=F1EFe2&col_fg=000000&SBG=F1EFE2&rows=25&imght=50&imgres=thumb&view=sysadm.v_nwyk&fontface=arial&fontsize=1&start=4&shelterlist=’NWYK’&WHERE=type_cat
Please understand this: If we don’t give the same attention to the cats that are in ADOPTIONS and share them wildly to find them homes, you will see the majority of them end up on Facebook in a “to be killed” album. And then you will have only 12 hours to dig up donations and locate a rescue partner and foster/adopters. WHY WAIT? You can do just as much good if you find adopters NOW while there is time.
If you would like keep up with The Naked K9 and his campaigns to promote adoptions from NYC Animal Care & Control and their New Hope rescue partners, please join our Facebook page and participate in our community: http://www.facebook.com/Giorgioandfriends
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 January 1, 2012
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)