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City Critters is a member of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals.

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About City Critters

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.

Our NY State registered rescue organization ID is RR088.

Current Status

Since 1994, City Critters has continuously served NYC's animals in need — through weather events, blackouts, a terrorist attack, and now through the COVID-19 pandemic.

We have created a contactless interview and application process and we bring the cats to their new homes via curbside service, all the while adhering to our thorough application review standards. We have not yet returned to our Petco and PetSmart adoption locations and will not do so until public showings can be made truly safe for our volunteers and our cats, but we are successfully placing cats into loving homes and we are always seeking to build our foster home network.

Our Adoption Location

Under normal circumstances, we would show animals for adoption at our PetSmart adoption center, which is located in the Flatiron PetSmart store at 1107 Broadway (between 24th and 25th Streets). However, we now usually have only one or two cats in residence.

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