Animal Spotlight: Beautiful Abandoned Cat at Manhattan ACC Shelter * Nino Needs a Home!

picture does not do beautiful cat justice

Let’s save beautiful Maine Coon mix cat Nino, pictured, who was abandoned by his family at the Manhattan Animal Care & Control shelter. I’ve written before about the city’s high-kill shelter, the ACC, which seriously needs an overhaul.

Nino is a 5 year old male, de-clawed Maine Coon Mix, and the note says “likes cats & chihuahuas!!!!” Beautiful coloring and will mix in with your other animals.

The ACC is not known for their flattering photos and you can tell that this photo does not do Nino justice. Cats at the ACC get scared quickly (they unfortunately can sense the fear in the air). If you ever have to relinquish an animal, please find a friend or no-kill shelter. Or write to me! Seriously.

To rescue an animal from the ACC, you need their animal #.  Nino’s # is A894897.

When animals are surrendered by the owner/guardian, they are typically only held at the ACC for a couple of days before they are placed on the Kill list. Nino likely doesn’t have much time before that happens. This is our shared responsibility, to look out for these animals. Animals are not disposable.

AC&C — Manhattan Animal Care Center
326 East 110th Street New York, NY 10029 (between 1st and 2nd Avenues)
Shelter Hours: 8:00am to 8:00pm, 7 Days a Week
Adoption Hours: Noon to 7:00pm, 7 Days a Week — Closed on all Holidays

Directions: Take the ‘6’ train to 110th Street; Walk 2½ blocks east (Shelter is on the south side of the street between 1st and 2nd Avenues)

Another issue with the shelters is that they are not placed in ‘central’ locations. (The Brooklyn shelter is in East New York.) On some level, everyone does the best they can and this shelter system was put in place a long time ago but it is in need of dramatic improvement. This is New York City – we should have first rate models in place.

See more on Nino via Facebook. If you need assistance getting him, there are people who can help.

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