City Shelters Suspend Euthanasia for a Day to Boost Adoptions

By Gustavo Solis on June 11, 2014 2:26pm 

 Penelope is a caramel brown pit bull mix who loves to wag her tail. She is petite for a pit bull and is well behaved when leashed. She would get along best with someone who enjoys taking her out on long walks around the neighborhood.
Penelope is a caramel brown pit bull mix who loves to wag her tail. She is petite for a pit bull and is well behaved when leashed. She would get along best with someone who enjoys taking her out on long walks around the neighborhood.
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Animal Care and Control

NEW YORK CITY — City pounds are giving dogs a reason to wag their tails Wednesday.

Animal Care and Control will not euthanize any animals — as long as it isn’t medically necessary — for one day as part of a nationwide "Just One Day" campaign to increase pet adoptions.

To help spread the word, the ACC’s Mobile Adoption Center will be parked outside the Petco at Union Square. The city’s shelters have also extended adoption hours and reduced fees, an ACC spokeswoman said.

“This is a great opportunity to come together with the public and spread the word about all of the amazing animals we have in our shelters,” ACC’s executive director Risa Weinstock said.

Animal Care and Control takes in about 30,000 animals each year.

April through September is known as “kitten season,” because shelters see an uptick in cats. Last summer they received about 6,000 of them, the spokeswoman added.

The city’s Manhattan shelter is on 326 East 110th St. The Brooklyn location is on 2336 Linden Blvd., and the Staten Island Shelter is on 3139 Veteran’s Road West. They will be open until 8 p.m. Wednesday.

You can also search ACC’s website for pets that are up for adoption.

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