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Shop at Amazon using the Smile link: Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to City Critters.

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.

Homes for the Holidays?

Foster or forever homes are urgently needed for some of our older or shyer or mysteriously-passed-over rescues.


Emmy is a sweet 12-year old whose human died, leaving her and her cat buddies homeless. Her fur is exceptionally soft and silky and she loves to have it stroked and enjoyed. She needs thyroid medication twice a day. This is an easy medication to give—it doesn’t seem to have a strong taste and can be mixed with a little food, or administered in a transdermal ear cream. Emmy would love to be home for the holidays. She would probably be OK in a home with a mellow cat or two already in residence, but she can also be your one-and-only feline.


City Critters pulled this older (10-11 year old) girl from the city shelter in late 2016 to keep her from being exposed to an avian flu outbreak that was spreading through the shelter. She was placed in a home, but made it clear that she really wants her own human, not to be shared with other cats. She truly loves to be loved!

White Stripe and Blackbeard

These two are from a litter of six black and white tuxedo boys born in a Brooklyn basement who were being eyed as merchandise to be sold for drug money. They were rescued as young kittens and they've been shown for adoption since mid-July. They are well-behaved, playful, loving fellas who do super well in small spaces (they play enthusiastically in their little space in our Petco adoption center) and need just a little patience and lots of love to grow into the "expanse" of a NYC apartment. We don't know why, but week after week these adorable guys get overlooked. Maybe Santa will grant their wish for a home.

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

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.

Maddie's Fund

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.

The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals

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

Mayor's Alliance

Pet Adoption Guide

CBSNewYork.com has teamed up with the Mayor’s Alliance to feature a dozen of the top shelters and rescue groups in the city. City Critters is very pleased to be one of the rescue groups included.