Photo Courtesy of Animal Care Centers of NYC
All animals on the truck at the event are ready to go home with you the same day;they are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped.
By Forum Staff
City Councilmen Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) and Bob Holden (D-Glendale) are partnering with Animal Care Centers of NYC to host a mobile pet adoption event on Saturday, May 19, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Forest Park Bandshell parking lot.
According to event organizers, all animals – puppies, dogs, kittens, cats, and rabbits – have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped, and are ready to go to their new home on Saturday.
“As someone who has always been passionate about animal welfare, I am excited about this new partnership with ACC,”Ulrich said. “National Pet Month (May) 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?”
ACC has pledged to have counselors and volunteers will be on-site to guide prospective pet owners through the adoption process. 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.
• Puppies (6 months & under) – $150
• Dogs (7 months & over) – $75
• Kittens (6 months & under) – $75
• Cats (7 months & over) – $50
• Rabbits: $50
“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.”