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May 2017

Innovation ShowdownACC's Innovation Rewarded

In May, ACC CEO Risa Weinstock and Director of Marketing & Communications Katy Hansen presented at the Petco Foundation Innovation Showdown in San Diego as if they were on an episode of Shark Tank - and ACC was subsequently awarded a $100,000 grant! The judges--Shark Tank’s Daymond John, Cat Daddy Jackson Galaxy and Petco Foundation Executive Director Susanne Kogut--recognized the value and potential of the "Digital Shelter" innovation. Watch our video entry for the contest on Facebook >>

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SIACC bottle baby orientationCalling All Staten Island Kitten Lovers!

Kitten season has officially begun, especially in Staten Island. If you'
re interested in learning how to bottle-feed kittens, please sign up for one of our workshops on June 3 or 6. Sign up >>

Aleah on Expo panelACC at HSUS' Expo

ACC's very own Aleah Simpson (second from left), had the honor of being a panelist at the Humane Society of the United States Animal Care Expo, held in Fort Lauderdale in May. Several ACC staff members attended the Expo, an annual event that brings together animal welfare professionals and volunteers from across the world. Read more >>

Mr EdgecombAdoption Spotlight: Mr. Edgecomb

June is Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month! What more purrfect time to adopt a feline friend? Affectionate Mr. Edgecomb may be just the pal for you. See video >>

Rocky and his personHappy Tail: Rocky

In May, we held a large dog adoption promotion and waived the adoption fee for dogs over 40 pounds. Rocky, a long-timer at our Brooklyn Care Center, was featured in the flyer for the promotion and helped inspire others to "Go Big and Go Home!" We're happy to report he's doing very well. See more >>
ACC CareersACC Careers: Adoption Counselor

Interested in working at ACC? Adoption Counselors promote public adoption of animals and provide excellent and enthusiastic customer service to potential customers through adoption counseling, answering questions, and assisting with animal interactions and paperwork. View ACC Careers >>

April Statistics

Placement Rate for cats and dogs: 94.7%
Dogs - Adoption & RTO: 375; Transfer to partners: 238
Cats - Adoption & RTO: 429; Transfer to partners: 605

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Mobile Adoption Center with crowdUpcoming Adoption Events

June 2, 3 & 4: BEST FRIENDS SUPER ADOPTIONS, The Metropolitan Pavilion, Chelsea **cats & rabbits only**
June 3: Biscuits & Bath Sutton Place **dogs only**
June 10: Richmond Hill Block Association Pet Adoption Fair
June 10: Popcorn Pawz Riverdale
June 11: Monster Mutt, Cobble Hill
June 11: Riverdale Riverfest
June 17: Pet Adoption Event Hosted by Brooklyn Borough President Adams, Canarsie Park
June 17: Petco Union Square
June 18: Adoption Event hosted by Assembly Member Barnwell, Woodside
June 18: Petco Gun Hill Road, Bronx
June 23: Adoption Event hosted by NYC Council Member Palma, Bronx
June 24: Petco Sheepshead Bay
June 25: Petco Staten Island **Rabbits Only**
June 25: Popcorn Pawz Inwood

See event details and updates >>

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