NEW YORK --
New York City's largest animal rescue organization is rolling out its first mobile adoption center.
The Animal Care and Control of NYC set up the 26-foot vehicle in Union Square Park on Sunday for its inaugural adoption of dogs and cats.
Risa Weinstock, executive director of the nonprofit, says the $120,000 mobile unit will reach New Yorkers in all five boroughs more easily.
UPCOMING MOBILE ADOPTION EVENTS:
Saturday, February 22 at Fenwick Keats, 2244 Broadway in Manhattan
Saturday, March 15 at Fenwick Keats, 45 7th Avenue in Manhattan
Saturday, March 22 at House of VANS with the ASPCA, 25 Franklin Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Saturday, April 12th at Fenwick Keats, 2244 Broadway in Manhattan
Friday, May 9 Easter event at Manhattan Veterinary Group (VCA Animal Hospitals), 80th Street and 2nd Avenue in Manhattan
Saturday, May 10 at Fenwick Keats, 45 7th Avenue in Manhattan
Saturday, May 17 at Manhattan Veterinary Group (VCA), 80th Street and 2nd Avenue in Manhattan
Saturday, May 31 ? Sunday, June 1, Maddie's Pet Adoption Days in Manhattan
Saturday, June 7 at Fenwick Keats, 2244 Broadway in Manhattan
Saturday, June 14, Richmond Hill Block Association in Richmond Hill, Queens
Wednesday, June 18 at Animal Hospital of Staten Island #384 (VCA), 640 Willowbrook Road in Staten Island
The vehicle was funded by the ASPCA and a real estate company.
Animal Care and Control also offers animals for adoptions at its centers in Manhattan, Brooklyn and State Island seven days a week.
Each year, about 30,000 animals in need arrive at the organization that operates on a contract with the city.