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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.


Where to find us

Petco Turtle Bay
991 Second Ave.
between 52nd and 53rd

PetSmart Noho
632 Broadway
between Bleecker & Houston



Join us for Strut Your Mutt 2015

You can run, walk, can skip or crawl for all we care, but join us on Saturday, September 26th at Hudson River Park's Pier 26 and be a part of the coolest Strut your Mutt team to help us raise money to support the cats and kittens in our care.

You can bring your own dog, a friend with a dog, or just come to coo over the cavalcade of canines. We might be the only all-cat rescue to have participated in the past few years in NYC's most fun fundraiser. And it has grown to be one of our biggest events.

Our kitties are sitting this one out, but they'll be cheering you on from their hammocks and foster homes. And if you come down to one of our centers after the walk, they'll thank you with a headbutt, happy paws, or -- if you're lucky -- a big hug! If you can't walk with us, then please donate to our team through any of our team members.

And don't forget Corporate Matching programs, an easy way to increase your contribution.

Help celebrate four fab years at PetSmart

We can't believe it, but it will be four years ago this month that we opened our adoption center at the PetSmart at 632 Broadway, between Bleecker and Houston. It's a great space, with an area for the cats to play -- or just drape themselves artistically across the floor -- and for potential adopters to interact with them.

To celebrate, we're going all out with an adoption event in conjuction with a PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend. In addition to the 10 cats we normally show there, we'll have a full van of adoptable kitties outside the store. So if you know someone who's been stalling about fostering or adopting...this is the weekend to do it!

November 16, 2014 12-5 pm

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.

Maddie"s Fund

See our 2015 Maddie's Fund statistics (PDF)

Download our 2014 newsletter (PDF)

2013 in Review

In 2013, our volunteers placed about 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 exceptionally effective TNR (trap-neuter-return) work done by independent rescuers with feral colonies in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.