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How to Promote a Cat or Kitten for Adoption

For Certified TNR Caretakers

If you are a Certified TNR Caretaker and would like to have your adoptable foster cat or kitten posted on our NYCFCI Petfinder page, please send an e-mail to adoption@NYCFeralCat.org stating that you would like us to create a courtesy posting for your foster animal. We will then send you an adoption kit that includes a Petfinder Courtesy Listing Request Form to complete and return to us. The kit also contains a sample cat adoption questionnaire, a sample cat adoption contract, and other information that we’ve assembled in order to help you create a great Petfinder listing and do successful adoptions!

Note: We provide this service as a courtesy to Certified TNR Caretakers working with NYC cats only and are not responsible for screening applicants. All screening of potential adopters is the sole responsibility of the individual or group noted as the contact in the listing.

For the Public

If you have found a friendly cat, please file a Found Cat Report with Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC). You should also visit our Pet Lost & Found Resources page for more information on how to help reunite found cats with their families.

The NYC Feral Cat Initiative is not a shelter and therefore cannot take in cats and kittens for adoption placement. However, we do provide information about shelters and rescue groups that might be able to assist you if you cannot provide foster care while you search for a permanent adoptive home for a cat you have found. There are limited-admission shelters and rescue groups in the NYC area that accept cats and kittens by appointment, depending on available space in their shelters and foster homes. Visit our Alliance Participating Organizations (APOs) Listed by Borough page to find shelters or rescue groups in your area.

Also, Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) provides three full-service. open-admission shelters in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island, and receiving centers in the Bronx and Queens. If you cannot keep the cat in your home until either the owner is found or another animal shelter or rescue group you contacted has space to take him/her into their adoption program, you can bring the cat to an ACC shelter. ACC is very proactive in finding good homes for animals through its adoption program at all three shelters, two mobile adoption vans, and its New Hope program.

For further assistance, please e-mail adoption@NYCFeralCat.org.