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City Critters is a member of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals.
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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.
Maddie's Fund Pet Adoption Days
City Critters is excited to participate in the Maddie's Fund Pet Adoption Days on June 1 and June 2, 2013. With the Maddie's Fund support, we can offer free adoptions to the public on that weekend. Come see our cats and kittens between 1 PM and 6 PM on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2, at the following locations:
- Petco (Kips Bay)
- 560 2nd Ave at 31st St
- 632 Broadway (between Bleecker and Houston)
- 95 N. 6th Street (between Berry and Wythe)
- Muddy Paws
- 447 Graham Avenue, from 2 PM to 6 PM
Our kitties are eager to meet you!
2012 in Review
In 2012, 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.
Adoptions: Interest in adoption was slower than usual for much of the year, and as an additional challenge we had many kitties who didn't show well in public, and others with medical issues that slowed their adoption. Nevertheless, we enjoyed working with them all and working together to find our long-termers great homes. With the opening of the new Fairway supermarket at Second Avenue and 30th Street, near our Kips Bay Petco adoption center, we're hoping for increased adoptions in 2013.
Weathering the Storm: City Critters had to evacuate both of our adoption centers for Sandy — Petco before the storm and PetSmart on Halloween, after two days without power. We are grateful to all of the adopters and foster people who welcomed these displaced kitties into their homes through the storm and its aftermath. Many of our volunteers and collaborators lost power. Everyone was inconvenienced and a few seriously affected, but all of us were lucky compared with what so many people and animals experienced and continue to suffer.
In the weeks following the storm, City Critters volunteers visited the Rockaways and Gerritsen Beach several times with donated pet supplies, and found other ways our small organization could help. We took in eight of one woman's lovely, well-cared-for cats; we're long-term fostering two until her flooded home becomes habitable, adopted out four, and are still looking for homes for two. We accepted nine more kitties rescued from Howard Beach and elsewhere during the storm, and have been asked to take in a number of others from temporary shelters. We're committed to giving more help to people and animals from the devastated communities without sacrificing our work in other areas. Please contact us if you can long-term foster (or adopt!) any cats or dogs needing shelter because of the storm.
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.