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Brownie Fundraiser

On Tuesday, June 30th, one of our ACC Community Pets clients was involved in a tragic car accident. Eduardo G. suffered a fatal heart attack while driving with his dog, a dachshund named Brownie. As Eduardo was driven away by ambulance, ACC Field Rescue drove to the FDNY where firefighters had temporarily set Brownie up in a warm bed. Once Brownie was seen by our veterinary services staff we knew he needed critical care right away. After a quick microchip scan, Brownie was on his way to VEG, a 24/7 emergency hospital. It was during the microchip scan that we realized we knew Brownie. Last summer we worked with Eduardo to obtain ESA (Emotional Support Animal) status for Brownie so that the two could continue to live together. We set-up an ACC foster to care for Brownie until the paperwork came through and a few weeks later Eduardo had the paperwork, a tiny dachshund-sized service vest and Brownie. Brownie was wearing the vest when he was recovered from inside the car.

The report from VEG was initially grim. Brownie had sustained extensive injuries and was not responding to the various treatments given by the veterinary team. In the first night, Brownie coded and was considered critical. He was weak and depressed, had lacerations on his front limbs and a hemoabdomen from a suspected ruptured spleen. They started aggressive therapy to stabilize his anemia and poor blood pressure all while providing necessary pain management. They performed an abdominal ultrasound and discovered a perforated bladder as a result of the accident so a urinary catheter was placed. It was really touch and go, until late July 3rd when, according to his veterinarians, "Brownie started acting like a dog again, even wagging his tail."

While Brownie was recovering in the hospital team ACC busy was figuring out placement options. We were able to get in touch with Eduardo's daughter, Nicole, who wanted to bring Brownie into her home. We were also able to secure a temporary medical foster for the next few weeks while Brownie recovers and gains back his strength before settling into his new home with Nicole.

Right now we are asking for your help. The bill for Brownie is close to $6,000 and our STAR fund is empty. Please consider donating to Brownie's care so that we can continue to help Nicole and others who have emergency medical needs in the face of tragedy.

Click here to donate to Brownie's Fundraiser on Facebook.


Broadway Barks Across America

Lin Manuel Miranda

ACC is proud to once again take part in Broadway Barks! The 22nd installment of Broadway Barks, the star-studded dog and cat adoption event, will be streamed on Thursday, July 16th at 7:30pm EDT. The streamed event, hosted by co-founder Bernadette Peters, will feature adoptable animals presented by celebrities from across the country.

The event includes such stars as: Alec Baldwin, Carol Burnett, Betty Buckley, Danny Burstein, Michael Cerveris, Kristin Chenoweth, Victoria Clark, Alan Cumming, Ted Danson, Ariana DeBose, Raúl Esparza, Gloria Estefan, Sutton Foster, Victor Garber, Whoopi Goldberg, Jeff Goldblum, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Joel Grey, Josh Groban, Jake Gyllenhaal, Julie Halston, Jon Hamm, Emmylou Harris, Sean Hayes, Hugh Jackman, Nathan Lane, Laura Linney, Rebecca Luker, Audra McDonald, Malcolm McDowell, Laurie Metcalf, Bette Midler, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Rita Moreno, Bebe Neuwirth, Alex Newell, Kelli O'Hara, Mandy Patinkin, Randy Rainbow, Andrew Rannells, John Stamos, Mary Steenburgen, Will Swenson, Michael Urie, Nia Vardalos, Adrienne Warren and Vanessa Williams.

For more information about Broadway Barks please visit:


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Web App Beta

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Dog Runs Are Open!

Dog Runs

It's Official - Dog Runs Are Back Open!!!

Please make sure you maintain social distancing and bring extra poop bags just in case. Since the dog runs have been empty for so long there may not be any bags in the communal "pouch".

Need to find the dog runs in your neighborhood? Check out a complete listing here.


Lost Pet? Text LOSTPETNYC to 56525

Lost and Found

 Losing a pet is extremely stressful, especially in a busy city like New York. That's why we set up this easy, straight forward to learn about your options. Text LOSTPETNYC to 56525 and you will begin receiving automated text messages recommending step-by-step actions that greatly increase the chances of finding your lost pet.

This innovative idea was the brainchild of the Front Street Animal Shelter, and thanks to the Petco Foundation's support, ACC is able to implement the same program to help get lost pets back home in NYC!

Terms and conditions apply, see for details.




The NYC COVID-19 PET HOTLINE is available to anyone in NYC with COVID-related pet issues. We are here for you - reach out to (877) 204-8821 if you need help.

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