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For regular updates about our rescue work, please visit us on Facebook.

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City Critters is a member of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals.

Mayor's Alliance

Please support our work with a donation!

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Donations may also be mailed to:

  • City Critters Inc.
  • P.O. Box 1345
  • Canal Street Station
  • New York NY 10013


If you are interested in becoming a City Critters volunteer, please e-mail us.

Foster Homes Needed Now!

Summer is a difficult time for cat rescuers. It's kitten season and vacation season. Some of our most steadfast foster people are away for the summer or for extended periods. Foster homes are urgently needed for many of our recent rescues.

Kathy is cute, sweet, high-energy kitty from the Bronx. She would really benefit from a foster home where she can run around and play.

Handsome T’challa is a strong, loving guy who showed up at a Brooklyn cat colony feeding station in late 2015. He gets along well with some cats. No dogs, please!

Harlem, who was found in a sealed plastic bag by sanitation workers, us still looking for his foster or forever home. Grant, who was rescued from a backyard in Brooklyn by one of our volunteers, has been adopted!

Other kitties looking for foster homes include Skipper and Ken (returned recently because of adopter's allergies), Tracy, Lily, Kahoni, Spartacus, Pretty Girl, Teeny, Quasi, and Beatrice (special needs).

Please email us if you can provide a temporary haven for any of our kitties!

Amazon Smile

City Critters is now registered with AmazonSmile. It's a simple way for you to support us when you shop at Amazon, at no cost to you. When you shop at Amazon using the Smile link, you’ll get the same prices and shopping experience, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to City Critters.

You use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart and other account settings are the same.

On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you can select a charitable organization to receive donations from your eligible purchases. You will need to use the search field to find and select City Critters. AmazonSmile will remember your selection, and every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation to City Critters.

Where to find us

  • Petco Turtle Bay
  • 991 Second Ave.
  • between 52nd and 53rd
  • PetSmart Noho
  • 632 Broadway
  • between Bleecker & Houston

City Critters is a New York State 501(c)(3) nonprofit formed in 1994. Our mission is to improve the lives of companion animals in our city by rescuing and placing stray and abandoned cats, promoting spay/neuter programs, and working with members of our community to find humane solutions to problems involving homeless animals. Donations to City Critters are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Our financial statements and IRS designation letter are available upon request.

2015 in Review

In 2015, our volunteers placed over 200 homeless cats through our adoption centers, while helping hundreds more by providing rescue services, vet care, pet supplies and advice, and by lending support, including fiscal sponsorship, to TNR (trap-neuter-return) work done by independent rescuers working with feral colonies in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.

Made possible by a grant from Maddie's Fund:

Thanks to a generous grant from Maddie's Fund received at the end of 2015, we are working on increasing our outreach through social media and strengthening our foster network in order to help as many cats as possible — including cats that need extra TLC to get them ready for adoption, or sspecial promotion to attract adopters.