Brooklyn Collaborative Portraits 

The student-artists of Brooklyn Collaborative have kindly offered to make portraits of your companion animals in an effort to raise funds for our rescue group. Our sister-site which will feature the portraits and have more details as the collaboration progresses is  HERE.

It’s simple.

1. You can donate $ 20 via our PayPal giving fund here: 
2. Next, e-mail a photograph of your companion-animal to
3. A portrait created by a student from Brooklyn Collaborative will be sent to you.
4. We will be featuring the portraits of your cats, dogs and other companion-animals on our site and social media, along with your and the artist’s notes. 

If you want to volunteer as an artist:

flyer made by Marcel


COVID-19 News


The New York City Emergency Management Department and the Mayor’s Office of Animal Welfare today announced the launch of the NYC COVID-19 Pet Hotline. The Pet Hotline will serve as an information, planning, referral and service coordination hub for NYC residents who need support for their pets during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pet Hotline operators can be reached directly at 877-204-8821, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

The Pet Hotline and supportive services are being provided by the City’s Animal Planning Task Force, which is coordinated by NYC Emergency Management. The Task Force is a collaboration between City agencies and nonprofits. These include the Humane Society of the United States, the ASPCA, Animal Haven, Animal Care Centers of NYC, Bideawee, American Red Cross, Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, NYC VERT, New York State Animal Protection Federation, Best Friends Animal Society, and PAWS NY.

“Pets and service animals are a part of our family, and we want to alleviate any concern associated with having to take care of these family members during these trying times,” said NYC Emergency Management Commissioner Deanne Criswell. “We are thankful to our task force members who have stepped up to help New Yorkers who need this service.”

“This Administration has always understood that animals share our homes, our lives, and are sometimes our closest companions,” said Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit Commissioner Marco A. Carrión. “We must support and plan for all New Yorkers, including four-legged ones, during these times, and we are grateful to all of the animal welfare partners who have stepped up to create the Pet Hotline and provide lifesaving services to animals.”

“During this time of uncertainty and fear, we understand people need the comfort of their companion animals more than ever,” said Christine Kim, Senior Community Liaison for the Mayor’s Office of Animal Welfare. “In order to keep people and their animals together, we have ensured that animals are included in the safety net we have created for all New Yorkers. I thank all of our partners within NYC Emergency Management’s Animal Planning Task Force for stepping up during the COVID-19 crisis to support pets and the people who love them.”

The Pet Hotline will help mitigate people’s questions and concerns about keeping their pets during the COVID-19 crisis, as well as connect callers to pet relief resources such as subsidized emergency veterinary care and food and supply distribution services. For NYC residents with pets requiring a higher level of care, cases will be escalated for coordination of temporary placement or supplemental care of animals. NYC’s COVID-19 pet response plan is the first of its kind in the country.

Please check the link posted above for more.

Our April-May 2020 fund-raiser

For Animals hasn’t let COVID-19 stop our rescue & TNR work despite closure of the ASPCA clinics. Your help today can save lives and keep cats safe & healthy! Please donate and please share. Thank you for your kindness.

Upcoming Adoption Events

Update: March 2020 – Changes due to COVID-19: Due to social distancing and other safety guidelines, we are currently not planning on any outdoor or indoor adoption events until the lock-down order is over; and until it is medically safe to hold such events. In the meantime all ‘meetings” with cats are virtual.

Thank you for your understanding.

If you are interested in one of our friendly cats or kittens on our adoption page but are unable to visit our shelter, please contact us and we will arrange how to go about it, whether virtually or in person.

Visit our Facebook page or Instagram for the most up to date news and events.

Or come to NYC Pets anytime to see some of our available cats (Update March 2020 – cats and kittens are not currently housed in this location due to Covid-19 restrictions. However our adoption resources are still available at this location):

For Animals Adoption Center
Inside NYC Pet
218 5th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215

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