What's new?

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

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Please support our work with a donation!

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Donate through Paypal:

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.

Vulgar Display of Purring

We're excited to be a part of Vulgar Display of Purring, a compilation featuring over 20 heavy metal bands from NY to benefit City Critters! All proceeds from the compilation and merchandise will benefit City Critters, so please contribute and share!

A record release show for Vulgar Display of Purring will take place at St. Vitus in Greenpoint on June 26th, with local NYC metal bands Dead Empires, Belus, Godmaker and Wreath of Tongues. All proceeds from ticket sales and a portion of beer sales from local brewery KCBC will benefit City Critters!

New PetSmart Adoption Location

We're excited to announce that our PetSmart adoption center moved the weekend of April 21–22 to the new PetSmart store at 1107 Broadway, near Madison Square Park (between 24th and 25th Streets). We're hopeful that the busy neighborhood will mean more opportunities for our cats to find homes. Come visit us there! And as always, you can meet our cats at Petco, 991 Second Ave (between 52nd and 53rd Streets).

Where to find us

  • Petco Turtle Bay
  • 991 Second Ave.
  • between 52nd and 53rd
  • PetSmart Madison Square
  • 1107 Broadway
  • between 24th and 25th St.

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

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.