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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.

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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.

Bambina and Skylar

Hailey needs room in which to kill snaky toys. Skylar is a playful adult who was rescued in the East Village.

Harlem was found in a sealed plastic bag by sanitation workers. Grant was rescued from a backyard in Brooklyn by one of our volunteers, who was in the neighborhood delivering a cat to his new home.

Other kitties looking for foster homes include Skipper and Ken (returned recently because of adopter's allergies), Tracy, Savannah, Lily, Taylor, Kahoni, Mikaela, Spartacus, Pretty Girl, Gohan, 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 charitable organization licensed to operate in the City of New York for the rescue and placement of stray and abandoned animals. Donations made to City Critters, or paid on our behalf, are tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; financial statements and current IRS Determination Letter are available for review 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.

Maddie"s Fund

Thanks to the incredible support, promotion and generosity of Maddie's Fund during last year’s Maddie's Pet Adoption Days event, City Critters placed 80 cats and kittens in new, loving homes. 51 of these kitties qualified for higher adoption subsidies because of their age and/or medical condition. The funds received were applied to our outstanding veterinary bills, allowing us to come current on the majority of our accounts.