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Please support our work with a donation!

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

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.

Can you help a special-needs kitty?

Foster or forever homes are urgently needed for some of our recent rescues.


Lovable Shubert is 14 years old. She was adopted years ago at Broadway Barks, but lost her home recently when her human became too ill to keep her. She is a snuggler who enjoys long naps (who doesn’t?) but she is young at heart and always ready to play. She does not care for dogs.


Pecan is a 1-year-old petite female with some big opinions. She is sweet as a pecan pie, most of the time. She is bouncy and spry and loves to chase the laser light and dangly toys. She likes some petting or a quick massage, but she’s not into a whole lot of snuggling and might swat you away when your time is up. She can really get nutty around other cats and can definitely say that it's not for her! But if it's just you and Pecan and you're into chilling out together after some active playtime, you will be great companions.



Queenie is a 10-year-old full-figured lady who looking for love and tummy rubs. She was adopted with her brother as a kitten, but some of their human family members developed allergies. So Queenie and her brother decided to move on to find new digs and new human love servants. She and her brother had a bit of a falling out, in the stress of relocating, so they are seeking to retire separately. Queenie has decided that she does not wish to share her new human with anyone else. She’s been on a diet, trying to get back into shape, but still has plenty of belly to rub.

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.

Maddie's Fund

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.

The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals

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.