For Animals


For Animals is a 501(c)3 registered non-profit animal welfare organization based in NYC. Since its inception in 2001, For Animals’ TNR program has helped thousands of cats across hundreds of colonies, and educated dozens of caretakers about proper care for feral cats. During this time the For Animals adoption program has also placed a multitude of homeless cats and kittens in loving, permanent homes while raising awareness about companion animal homelessness and the importance of spay/neuter. We also rescue abandoned dogs and adopt them into loving homes, and have rescued a variety of other random animals and birds as well. Currently even during the pandemic and all its resulting challenges, our network of dedicated volunteers and our founder/director have been working tirelessly – rescuing and homing as many animals as possible without a break.

Note: For Animals does not take in animals from the public; our intakes constitute homeless cats out on the streets in addition to cats who go through TNR .

At a glance:

  • For any other questions please feel free to contact us here(If you have found an abandoned/homeless/stray cat that needs rescuing or rehoming, or needs TNR which is outside our target area, please scroll down on this page  for rehoming & rescue options.)
  • For adoption & fostering inquiries e-mail 
  • For all other inquiries email 

Maddie’s fundraiser

We rely on donations such as yours to continue our life-saving work 365 days a year done by our small group of dedicated volunteers. Please help us help the innocent and the defenseless. Your help and compassion are needed now more than ever. 

Maddie desperately needs your help!

“I’m desperate for help, and so sad to have lost what I thought was my forever-home.” – Maddie

Maddie the cat has a very sad backstory and deserves every chance to live a fulfilling life for the rest of her remaining life where her love is returned fully and without her having to face abandonment.

Maddie was rescued from one of the meanest areas in Queens, NYC, in mid-April. She had lived a sad, hard, unloved  life on the streets for some 6+ years, found in a severely emaciated state, scrounging unsuccessfully for food and shelter, and abused by cruel humans and picked on by other strays.

She was grateful to be rescued. And even more happy to be adopted in late May. But sadly, through no fault of her own, her adopter – who vouches that she is “a total bundle of love,” and that she is “cuddly, loving, affectionate, playful” – decided to return her due to her work schedule, just days before her very crucial vet treatment and stay. So currently, besides her upcoming treatment, Maddie is also desperately looking for a foster home where she can recuperate.

For Animals has been committed to take care of Maddie’s medical issues from the start, which ranged from needing dental but more importantly curing her heart condition which was a result of hyperthyroidism and needs an expensive iodine treatment, which we are in the process of providing. Please check details HERE.

All in all, it has been a rough ride for Maddie, but also for For Animals – which has had one of its most trying years since its inception due to rising costs, several expensive cat emergencies and the humongous workload that tripled during the pandemic year.

You can check out Maddie’s treatment diagnoses and estimates in the documents as well as visit her fundraiser page to support her here:

Any amount helps!

Maddie is counting on you! Thank you for your support! 

Rena’s Fund for Feline-Friends
Rena’s Fund for Feline Friends:

Updates: August 20, 2021. This fundraiser has now been converted to one in memory of Rena for her Feline Friends. You can read the full story HERE

July 27, 2021. Rena was rescued by For Animals last year when she was 3 months old.  On her vet visit, she was sent to be diagnosed further and her rare case intrigued doctors.

Rena is scheduled to undergo surgery to treat a rare congenital heart defect – an extra blood vessel between her aorta and pulmonary artery, through which blood flows in the wrong direction.

She’s sweet and playful, but she tires easily and has difficulty meowing because of her condition. Without surgery, her prognosis is very poor. But with surgery this beautiful innocent kitty can live a longer, more comfortable life. Won’t you help save her life?

She is one of only a handful of cats to have surgery for this condition, so she will be making history! Please send your best wishes for her recovery, and please make a donation to help us defray the cost of this procedure, which is estimated at $5900.  It is A LOT and especially for a small non-profit no-kill rescue as ours.

Any amount helps! Rena is counting on you!

Please visit this link below to donate:

Thank you for your support! 


Support our non-profit and help us save the helpless

Please help us save the innocent. We have not let the pandemic stop us from rescuing the most disenfranchised, the abandoned and the defenseless. Despite great challenges we continue our rescue and TNR work. Your help today can save lives. 

Please watch the video to see Sage’s sad saga…and a few other examples of how your kindness transforms lives.

Our Autumn fundraiser:

We rely on donations such as yours to continue our life-saving work 365 days a year. Any amount helps! Please feel free to enter a custom amount. Thank you for your support! 


The video below gives a brief background of what we do, and a look at what we went through in March and April….and the struggle continues.

Your kindness transforms lives


You can support us directly through our Donations page. or contribute to any ongoing fund-raiser:

All donations are tax-deductible and we really need your help.





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