Animal Shelter Gets Much Needed Food Donation

Animal Care & Coalition in NYC will receive 2,000 bowls of food from Hill's, the makers of Science Diet.

Online PR News – 20-April-2012 – South Orange – Hill’s Pet Nutrition and Animal Care & Control (AC&C) share a mission. They both work hard to bring pets and people together. Through its shelter program, Hill’s feeds homeless pets in nearly 1,000 shelters every day. This time, Hill's requested to host a giveaway on the popular blog, Pet News and Views, and that the donation—2,000 bowls of pet food—be donated to AC&C.

Known by locals as AC&C, it’s the largest pet not-for-profit in the northeast rescuing nearly 40,000 animals each year. As a not-for-profit organization since 1995, AC&C has been responsible for NYC's municipal shelter system, rescuing, caring for, and finding loving homes for homeless and abandoned animals in NYC. To service all NYC communities, AC&C facilities operate in all five boroughs. The Bronx and Queens are receiving centers. Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island are full service adoption centers. AC&C partners with 150 shelters and rescues in NYC. It’s part of the Mayor’s Alliance.

“We are the triage center,” says Julie Bank, executive director of AC&C. “We find appropriate homes for every animal—whether that is through an adopter or a temporary shelter or rescue.”

“Our goal is to place every cat and dog that can be placed,” says Ms. Bank. “Every animal that comes in our doors receives medical attention.” When Julie says, “every animal,” she means it. AC&C has welcomed foxes, chickens, rabbits (the third most common pet after cats and dogs), and even alligators. They have even, on occasion, had to treat lions, tigers, and bears. Wildlife and farm animals are referred to other agencies that care for them. The majority of the animals at AC&C are cats and dogs.

“Hill’s Pet Nutrition is very proud to support the Animal Care & Control shelter of New York City, through Pet News and Views,” says Arnaud Brel, Senior Product Manager of Shelter & Professional Endorsement. “When Michele C. Hollow, the voice behind Pet News and Views, approached Science Diet with the idea, we thought it was a natural fit with Hill's Food, Shelter & Love program."

Since 2002, Hill's has donated more than $240 million worth of Science Diet brand foods to nearly 1,000 animal shelters, nationwide. It has also helped more than 6 million pets find new homes.