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Pet Adoption

Your Pet's Health & Safety

Reduced-Cost Veterinary Care

Emergency Veterinary Hospitals

Pet Poisoning

Spay or Neuter Your Pet

Microchip Your Pet

License Your Dog

Free Pet Food & Supplies

Prepare Your Pet for Emergencies

Pet Lost & Found Resources

Temporary Housing for Pets

Domestic Violence & Pets

Legal Resources

Surrender a Pet

Animal Cruelty, Abuse & Neglect

Pets Trapped in Buildings

Injured, Ill, or Orphaned Animals

Feral & Stray Community Cats

Animal Education & Visit Requests

Careers in Animal Welfare

Animal Welfare Legislation

 

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As New Yorkers, animals share our lives, and we all want them to be healthy, happy, and safe. We've gathered a range of resources that can help you take good care of your pets and help other animals in need.

Pet Adoption

New York City area animal shelters and rescue groups are full of loving, beautiful cats, dogs, rabbits, and other animals in need of homes. Large and small, young and old, mutts and purebreds — thousands are waiting today. If you are ready to care for a pet and expand your family, please explore adoption!

Your Pet's Health & Safety

Keeping your furry friends safe and healthy is your top responsibility as a pet owner. These resources can help improve your pets' health and prevent or address threats to their well-being.

Reduced-Cost Veterinary Care

Emergency Veterinary Hospitals

Pet Poisoning

Spay or Neuter Your Pet

Microchip Your Pet

License Your Dog

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Free Pet Food & Supplies

Prepare Your Pet for Emergencies

Pet Lost & Found Resources

Temporary Housing for Pets

Domestic Violence & Pets

Legal Resources

As a New York City pet owner, it's important to know about your legal rights and responsibilities, and where to turn when you need legal help.

Surrender a Pet

Giving up a pet to an animal shelter or rescue group is a difficult decision that should not be made until all other solutions are considered. 

Animal Cruelty, Abuse & Neglect

New York State law defines animal cruelty as a situation where a person causes unjustified harm, pain, or suffering to an animal or neglects an animal's care by not providing the animal with proper food, water, medical care, or suitable shelter.

Pets Trapped in Buildings

Cats, dogs, and other pets are sometimes left behind when owners suffer medical problems, are incarcerated, are evicted, or just move away. These animals rely on the help of neighbors to get out safely.

Injured, Ill, or Orphaned Animals

When domestic pets or wildlife are injured, ill, or orphaned, they often need human assistance to survive. These organizations and resources can help you help them.

Feral & Stray Community Cats

The NYC Feral Cat Initiative (NYCFCI), a program of Bideawee, supports the efforts of organizations and individuals who work to help feral and stray community cats and perform Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) in New York City.

Animal Education & Visit Requests

Is your school, business, or civic group looking to host an animal-related group to speak at and/or bring animals to an event, such as a class, animal recognition day, or on-site pet adoption event? These local organizations may be able to help.

Careers in Animal Welfare

The Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals currently has no positions available, but if you're interested in pursuing a career or internship in animal welfare in the New York City area, there are numerous avenues you can explore.

Animal Welfare Legislation

These organizations provide information about and opportunities to get involved in animal welfare legislation in New York City and beyond.