News Animal Care Centers of NYC, overwhelmed with 630 pets, asks NYers for help ACC issued an open letter to all New Yorkers on Friday, encouraging them to adopt or foster a pet. Animal Care Centers of NYC is urging New Yorkers to help allieviate a massive influx of pets by fostering, adopting or sharing pet profiles. Photo Credit: Getty Images/GeorgePeters By Lauren Cook firstname.lastname@example.org @L_Cook865 Updated July 12, 2019 3:40 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Overwhelmed with an influx of cats, kittens, dogs and rabbits, the Animal Care Centers of NYC is pleading with New Yorkers to help alleviate some of the strain. In an open letter to New Yorkers on Friday, the city's network of animal shelters said it has 630 animals in its care and is running out of room. Despite a high placement rate and the success of such temporary leave programs as BoroughBreak and StrayCation, a daily intake of 75 to 100 pets has left ACC "overrun" with furry friends, according to the letter. "Our placement rate remains high but pets are staying in our care longer and we are running out of room," the letter says. "For the first time in years we have begun using pop-up crates in hallways and offices to house dogs." ACC's network of adoption partners has taken in some of the pets, but officials are asking New Yorkers to do whatever they can to get as many animals as possible out of the shelters until the influx slows down. There is more than just adoption to consider, according to ACC, including fostering and foster-to-adopt programs; sharing pet profiles on social media to encourage others to adopt; and sharing the ACC's open letter asking for help. By Lauren Cook email@example.com @L_Cook865 Lauren joined amNY.com as a news editor in 2016. Previously, she worked as a web producer at CBS New York and News 12. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Help give shelter dogs a staycation this weekendAnimal Care Centers of NYC is asking New Yorkers to take its shelter dogs to the park or for a ride in the car. 42 volunteers foster 90 'little mush muffins'With "kitten season" in full swing, the ASPCA is looking for volunteers to help care for young felines. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.