In celebration of National Pet Month, Councilman Eric Ulrich is pleased to announce that he has partnered with Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) and Councilman Robert Holden to host a mobile pet adoption event on Saturday, May 19, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Forest Park’s Bandshell Parking Lot. All animals on the truck are ready to go home the same day; and are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. “As someone who has always been passionate about animal welfare, I am excited about this new partnership with ACC,” Councilman Ulrich said. “National Pet Month is a celebration of the benefits that pets bring to people’s lives – and vice versa. What better way to celebrate than to add a new member to your family and adopting an animal in need?”
“There are so many dogs and cats in need of a loving home and mobile pet adoption events like this are a great way to connect families with pets in need,” said Councilman Holden. “I adopted a cat from an ACC event earlier this year and had a great experience. I encourage anyone looking for a pet to take in one of these animals.”
ACC strives to find loving homes for homeless and abandoned cats, dogs, and rabbits by adopting animals directly to the public. Adoption counselors and volunteers will be on-site to guide prospective pet owners through the adoption process.
“Each year, more than 25,000 animals come to us from all over the city; many of these wonderful boroughbreds are ready to make Queens their home!” said ACC President and CEO Risa Weinstock. “We’re grateful to Council Members Ulrich and Holden for welcoming our Mobile Adoption Center to Forest Park, and for all their support. It’s this kind of partnership and community engagement that will help further ACC’s mission to end animal homelessness in New York City.” The adoption fees are as follows:
• Puppies (6 months & under) – $150
• Dogs (7 months & over) – $75
• Kittens (6 months & under) – $75
• Cats (7 months & over) – $50
• Rabbits: $50
To ensure successful adoptions, individuals interested in adopting an animal will be required to fill out a pre-adoption form and provide references. To adopt an animal, you must have a valid photo ID, be 18 years of age or older and bring current proof of address. To learn more about Animal Care Centers of NYC, visit: www. nycacc.org.