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One Box Can Spotlight: Animal Care Centers of New York City

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For every meowbox sold, meowbox donates a can of cat food, or monetary equivalent to a shelter or rescue. This month, we donated to the Animal Care Centers of New York City.

The Animal Care Centers of New York City (NYCACC) have a mission: to end animal homelessness in NYC.

With one branch in every borough of the city, their team is committed to finding loving forever homes for all of the stray and abandoned animals who come through their doors, and providing resources to pet owners who need them.

With NYC being so heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, NYCACC’s work is now more important than ever. They are continuing to provide services to the public by appointment and offer free online advice on how to prepare for your pet’s care in case of an emergency, how to access veterinary help while self-isolating, and more.

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ACC's Animal Care Officers continue to save lives! This poor pup was left alone when her owner was admitted to the hospital for suspected COVID-19. Her owner was so worried about her that she was threatening to leave the hospital -- that is until Animal Rescue Specialist Feraz was on the case! Equipped in full PPE, Feraz retrieved apartment keys from the owner and immediately went to get the dog, who was then brought to the @ASPCA for boarding while the owner focuses on recovering! Thank you Feraz!⠀ ⠀ It's always good to have an emergency plan in place for your pet(s) - now more so than ever. Visit and make sure you have everything covered.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #nycacc #boroughbred #NationalACOAppreciationWeek

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With many becoming hospitalized or losing their jobs due to social distancing measures, The NYCACC foresees that they may see large volumes of surrendered pets due to severe illness or financial hardship. As an independent nonprofit organization, NYCACC depends on community support to continue providing their services, especially during these uncertain times.

To learn more about the Animal Care Centers of New York City, or to find out how you can help, please visit their website at

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Posted @withregram • @susiesseniordogs Animal shelters across the country are very much on the front lines and considered an “essential service” in the community. Let us not forget about the shelter staff who MUST report to work, many having no option but to ride public transportation to get there. They are a huge part of the community’s need, they keep the shelter running! Join us in thanking animal shelter staff everywhere. They are doing amazing work behind the scenes! @nycacc writes, "As cities large and small hunker down and stay home in an attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19, there are groups of people, beyond those on the frontlines, that are continuing to come to work because their roles are considered essential to every day survival. Grocery store clerks, bus drivers, subway operators even laundromats. But there is a workforce that often goes unnoticed in the midst of this pandemic. They are the animal shelter professionals who continue to care for the homeless and abandoned pets of communities across the nation. They ride the subway each morning, hoping for an empty car. Or they take the bus, even though it may add extra miles to their commute, because at least they think they will have space to distance themselves from other riders. Volunteers, no longer able to come to the shelter, sew masks and make meals for staff to show their support. But, the flow of animals into the shelter does not stop because there is a lock-down. Each day shelter staff take in stray dogs found by NYPD, or pets that can no longer be cared for by their family due to financial hardships. And yes, pets have started to come in from COVID patients. Thanks to an intense push for foster families at the start of the pandemic spread we were able to get the majority of our pets into temporary homes. But animals are starting to come back in and we worry about a potential influx of pets needing to be relinquished due to financial hardships. It’s a special kind of person that commits their life to helping the homeless and abandoned animals of the nation. They aren’t in it for the recognition, but in times like these, it would mean so much to give it to them.“ ❤️ #thankyou

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