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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.

Can you help a special-needs kitty?

Foster homes are urgently needed for many of our recent rescues.



Lovable Shubert is 14 years old. She was adopted years ago at Broadway Barks, but lost her home recently when her human became too ill to keep her. She is a snuggler who enjoys long naps (who doesn’t?) but she is young at heart and always ready to play. She does not care for dogs.


3-year-old Jimmy will reward you with his undivided attention, charm, and snuggly love. He’ll hang out and supervise you from a nook in your bookcase or from on top of a high cabinet.

Jimmy had a severe urinary tract blockage recently, so he needs to be monitored and to stay on his special diet. He gets stressed from time to time. His perfect home is one where he has plenty to do and see, with high places where he can perch. Jimmy needs an experienced cat lover who will monitor his litter box activity, adhere to his diet, and take him to the vet if necessary.


5-year-old Teeny is wary of new humans at first, but once she knows you, she’ll knead your back to wake you up, nuzzle your face in bed and cuddle up (as long as no jealous cats are around, though she does like them) and head-butt you while you’re working on the computer. She’ll also use Jedi mind tricks to get you to feed her.

Though she hasn’t been formally diagnosed, her vet thinks she has hyperesthesia, which in her case means that she occasionally freaks out and bites her tail excessively. Steroid shots seem to help, so she may need those periodically. Her perfect home would be calm, with adult humans for cuddles and perhaps a friendly cat who would be nice with her.

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.