WHO WE ARE:
Animal Care Council is a local, non-profit organization run almost entirely by volunteers. We are funded entirely by donations and the money we make at our fundraisers. We also occasionally receive grants from companies in our community.
We exist because many pets in our area, particularly cats, find themselves homeless. New kittens are born each year, yet they don't always find a home. Some people do abandon their pets, and some people simply can no longer care for them. Many wonderful pets are left with no one to care for them, and that is where ACC comes in.
ACC was formed in 1978 by a group of caring people who wanted do something about the growing over-population of cats. In the beginning, all of our rescue cats were being cared for in individual homes. Then in 1999, we were able to locate ourselves in a storefront at 131 Washington Avenue in Endicott, and there our Adoption Center and low cost Spay/Neuter Clinic got a permanent home.
Our biggest cause is the promotion of spaying and neutering your cats. We run a low cost Spay/Neuter Clinic once a week to help with this. By offering this service (for cats only), we can help control the over-population problem that exists with cats by preventing unwanted or unintentional kittens from being born.
We provide shelter, food, love, and medical care to homeless cats at our Adoption Center and work hard to make sure we match them with the right forever home. Cats remain with us here until that happens, no matter how long it takes.
Cats who need special care and special owners are housed on the second floor of the Adoption Center and is called ou "Long Term Suite". These cats live upstairs for various reasons, ranging from the need for a quieter environment to the need for prescription cat food. All of them have positive qualities and are just as loving as their downstairs pals. They're just waiting for special owners willing to open their homes and their hearts. The cats upstairs have wonderful dedicated volunteers who spend time with them every single day. Our staff at the front desk have photos of the upstairs cats and brief descriptions of their needs.
We encourage you to come visit us during open hours to see all of our wonderful cats who are all available for adoption. All of our cats have been tested negative for Feline Leukemia & FiV, have been spayed or neutered, and have had their vaccinations. They are treated for fleas and worms as soon as they arrive. Kittens under 16 weeks are too young to have had their rabies vaccination or be spayed or neutered yet and will usually require a second distemper vaccination after you adopt them. Most often, they are not here long enough for us to have given that to them.
Our Adoption Center houses cats only; however, if you find yourself in need of help with any animal situation, simply call our Helpline at (607) 786-7729, leave a message about it, and someone will return your call within 24/48 hours.
Adoption Center Hours:
Tuesday & Thursday 12-6
Sunday, Monday & Wednesday: CLOSED