Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C) is the largest animal organization in the northeast, rescuing more than 30,000 animals each year. As a not-for-profit since 1995, AC&C is under contract with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to rescue, care for and find loving homes for homeless and abandoned animals in NYC. To service all NYC communities, AC&C operates facilities in all five boroughs (See our Locations). AC&C is a Full Service animal organization that takes in any animal in need in NYC. (See the definition of a Full Service Shelter.)
To promote and protect the health, safety and welfare of pets and people in New York City.
We envision the day when residents, their property and neighborhoods will be safe from the dangers and nuisances of irresponsible pet guardianship, and every pet born will be assured of a good home and care all its natural life, and will not suffer due to abuse, neglect or ignorance.
We value the integrity of each employee, volunteer and partner contributing to the professional delivery of excellent customer service and the humane treatment of animals, in an atmosphere of open, honest communication, predicated on our trust in and respect for each other.