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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

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Shop at Amazon using the Smile link: Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to City Critters.


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

Homes for the Holidays!

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

Momma Cass and Tony

10-year-old Momma Cass is looking for a home because her person passed away this summer after a long illness. She is a bit shy at first, but she is extremely sweet and affectionate when she has gotten to know you. She lived with four other cats in her previous home.

Tony is a young adult. His future became uncertain after he came down with an upper respiratory infection at the NYC's Animal Care and Control shelter. An ACC staff member begged us to take him. He's a sweet, handsome guy.

Kyle and Harlem

Kyle was rescued in a downtown housing project by one of our volunteers, after a neighbor called to say that there was a sick kitty in her hallway. He's under a year old, as friendly as they come, and very beautiful.

Harlem was found by sanitation workers in a sealed plastic bag (really!). It took a lot of vet care to get him over a severe eye infection. But he recovered ages ago and is still with us. This kitty could really use a few weeks in a foster home — or better yet, a loving home of his own.


Although “kitten season” should be over by now, we still have many wonderful kittens on need of homes.

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.

Made possible by a grant from 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.