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Pet adoption: New York animal rescue organization launches mobile unit

February 9, 2014 1:51:16 PM PST
New York City's largest animal rescue organization is rolling out its first mobile adoption center.

The Animal Care and Control of NYC set up the 26-foot vehicle in Union Square Park on Sunday for its inaugural adoption of dogs and cats.

Risa Weinstock, executive director of the nonprofit, says the $120,000 mobile unit will reach New Yorkers in all five boroughs more easily.

UPCOMING MOBILE ADOPTION EVENTS:

  • Saturday, February 22 at Fenwick Keats, 2244 Broadway in Manhattan

  • Saturday, March 15 at Fenwick Keats, 45 7th Avenue in Manhattan

  • Saturday, March 22 at House of VANS with the ASPCA, 25 Franklin Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

  • Saturday, April 12th at Fenwick Keats, 2244 Broadway in Manhattan

  • Friday, May 9 Easter event at Manhattan Veterinary Group (VCA Animal Hospitals), 80th Street and 2nd Avenue in Manhattan

  • Saturday, May 10 at Fenwick Keats, 45 7th Avenue in Manhattan

  • Saturday, May 17 at Manhattan Veterinary Group (VCA), 80th Street and 2nd Avenue in Manhattan

  • Saturday, May 31 ? Sunday, June 1, Maddie's Pet Adoption Days in Manhattan

  • Saturday, June 7 at Fenwick Keats, 2244 Broadway in Manhattan

  • Saturday, June 14, Richmond Hill Block Association in Richmond Hill, Queens

  • Wednesday, June 18 at Animal Hospital of Staten Island #384 (VCA), 640 Willowbrook Road in Staten Island

    The vehicle was funded by the ASPCA and a real estate company.

    Animal Care and Control also offers animals for adoptions at its centers in Manhattan, Brooklyn and State Island seven days a week.

    Each year, about 30,000 animals in need arrive at the organization that operates on a contract with the city.


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