About Us

For Animals Inc
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Since 2001

Saving Animals & Finding Homes

Our History

Since its inception in 2001, the For Animals TNR program has spayed and neutered 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 thousands of homeless cats and kittens in loving, permanent homes while raising awareness about companion animal homelessness and the importance of spay/neuter.


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What Drives Us

Our Mission

For Animals is dedicated to eliminating companion animal homelessness, engaging our larger community as vital and active participants in this shared social and ethical responsibility, and providing that community with the resources, education and and support necessary to achieve these goals together.

Our Vision

The vision of For Animals is a New York City metropolitan area in which:

  • The respectful and humane treatment of all animals is a core value upheld by all citizens of the city.
  • Trap-Neuter-Return resources are widely accessible and actively utilized by community members in all five boroughs.
  • The importance and necessity of spaying/neutering companion animals is understood and practiced by all Prospective adopters seek companion animals from no-kill shelters
  • Public-intake shelters no longer euthanize healthy or treatable animals for want of funds or living space.
  • no companion animal is ever born into homelessness nor abandoned for any reason.the everyday decisions and actions of society at large reflect and promote all animals’ right to a safe and healthy life.

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Saving Lives

What We Do

TNR: Trap-Neuter-Return as a form of feral cat management

When a colony of feral cats is identified, each cat is trapped and transported to a holding facility where they are cared for prior to surgery. All cats in a colony must be altered in order for TNR to be effective.

Partnerships with local vets and mobile spay/neuter clinics allow us to perform 25 or more surgeries at once – typically representing two or more colonies. While under anesthesia the cats are altered, vaccinated, treated for fleas and eartipped. Eartipping is the practice of removing the tip of the cat’s left ear, signifying to others that the cat has been altered.

After being altered, feral cats are returned to the colony where they were trapped. These cats can then live out their lives without reproducing. A caretaker provides the cats with food, water and shelter.

Adoption: Placing companion animals in permanent homes

Often times we find friendly cats living amid a feral cat colony. These cats are admitted to our private shelter or a foster home where they are cared for until we find them a forever home. Feral kittens who are young enough to be socialized receive the necessary handling while in our care to ensure they can be adopted.

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Awareness: Changing perceptions about homeless animals

Every rescue and every adoption provides us with an opportunity to educate members of the public about feral cats, TNR, and animal overpopulation. When trapping feral cats we explain to the community that TNR is a humane alternative to eradication, and that nuisances such as fighting and mating calls will be eliminated when the cats are returned to their colonies. Each of our adoptable cats comes with a unique story of their rescue that is passed on to the adopter so they understand that cats living on the streets are victims of human cruelty and deserving of permanent homes.

As we educate the public, our network of individuals identifying feral cats grows. While we, as one organization, cannot assist in every situation we learn about, we make every effort possible to connect those who can help with those who need help, calling upon our network of TNR, rescue and foster groups to step in when needed.