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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.

Get in touch!

Much as we would like to, we cannot respond to every request for help. If you need help placing or rescuing an animal, please keep in mind that we are a small group of unpaid volunteers with jobs, family obligations, etc.


  • 212-252-3183


USPS mail, mailed contributions:

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

Live Humans

Due to the pandemic, City Critters representatives and volunteers are currently not showing animals for adoption at our usual locations. When we get back to something resembling "normal" we will once again be showing cats and kittens at the following locations, on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, from about noon until six:

  • Petco Turtle Bay
  • 991 Second Ave. (between 52nd and 53rd St.)
  • 212-593-7213
  • PetSmart Flatiron
  • 1107 Broadway (between 24th and 25th St.)
  • 212-475-0893


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

Please report problems or send questions, suggestions, or comments about our website here.

Mama “Squirrel“ says:

Spaying or neutering makes good sense. By spaying or neutering your pet, you can:

  • eliminate the risk of unwanted pregnancies
  • help reduce the number of homeless cats and dogs
  • help avoid some serious health problems (and associated costs) later in your pet's life.
  • help eliminate some problem behaviors.