Sometimes Brooklyn comes to the rescue, and sometimes the rescue comes to Brooklyn!
A truck filled with borough-bred dogs, cats, and other fuzzy critters will be parked outside a Mill Basin councilman’s Ralph Avenue office this Saturday.
The June 29th adoption event takes advantage of NYC Animal Care Center’s mobile adoption truck to bring Brooklyn’s homeless furballs out of the group’s limited shelters and into loving homes, according to the event’s organizer.
“They only have three locations throughout the city, so this allows animals to be adopted,” said Councilman Alan Maisel, “which is good because our system is over burdened with animals that need to be adopted.”
Would-be pet owners must be at least 18 years old and are encouraged to fill out a pre-adoption questionnaire ahead of Saturday’s adoption event, which they should bring alongside a valid photo ID and proof of residency.
Locals are encouraged to take their time to find the purrfect pet and must participate in a counseling session with Animal Care experts in a process that can take several hours to complete.
However, all of Saturday’s fuzz orphans will come microchipped, spayed or neutered, and have updated vaccines, meaning you can take a furry friend home that day!
Adoption fees are as follows: puppies 6 months and under, $250; dogs 7 months and over, $75; small dogs under 20 pounds and 7 months or older, $150; kittens 6 months and over, $125; cats 7 months through 5 years, $75; cats 5 years and over, $25; two kittens, $150; rabbits, $50; rabbits, bonder pair, $75.
Give a furball a home outside Councilman Maisel’s district office [2424 Ralph Ave. between Avenue N and Mill Lane in Mill Basin, (718) 241-9330] June 29, 12–4 p.m.