The Animal Care Centers (ACC) and admission centers of NYC have several locations, one in each borough. But the 700 sq foot ‘animal drop-off center’ in Rego Park is now too small and according to Aleah Simpson, Manager of Admissions, there is a spot in Middle Village, on the corner of 69th Street and Metropolitan Avenue (where Artistic Stitch was) which is a better fit, and has 1450 square feet. This admission center is open seven days a week 8am till 8pm to accept lost, stray, or abandoned animals. They say if your bring in an animal they charge up to $30 to take it.
At 8PM a van will take them from this location to their Brooklyn center where they will be housed until a home is found for them.
While representatives from the Center say ACC is really trying to elevate the idea of animal welfare in the 21st Century to provide more than just sheltering to them, this facility will apparently have enough room for them to have a pet-food pantry, a place to vaccine them free of charge, provide other medical treatment and enough room do do the outreach (and maybe adoption events) all while informing the community about homeless animals in NYC.
In all, their representatives say this non-profit, which is funded by the city, takes in 30,000 animals a year throughout the five boroughs. The Middle Village location is expected to open within the next 15 months.
They present in front of the Community Board Wednesday night, April 11, at Christ the King HS.
Post: Meghan Sackman