Every night at 6:00 PM EST the NYC Animal Care & Control publishes a list of cats in their shelter system who they deem to be unadoptable by their behavior or medical standards. Some of these cats are available to the public and some are available to rescue only. These cats only have until noon the next day to be spoken for by a rescue or private adopter. You can reserve a cat online if it is available to the public and go with your receipt the next day to pick up the cat you wish to adopt - otherwise you can apply to adopt or foster through a rescue who is part of the NYCACC's New Hope program. Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue is an approved New Hope partner and can assist potential fosters and adopters interested in cats - both public and privately available. Transport can be arranged in some instances as well if you are not able to go in person, but apply through a rescue.
Manhattan: 212-722-4939 PRESS 0
Brooklyn:718-272-7201 PRESS 0
Don't leave message keep calling, be persistent until you get a live person!
Manhattan: 326 E 110th St, New York, NY 10029 before 8PM
Brooklyn: 2336 Linden Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11208 before 8PM
Staten Island: 3139 Veterans Road West, Staten Island, NY 10309
Pets on Death Row
Visit PETS ON DEATH ROW website for daily updates on animals to be euthanized. PODR transfers the nightly published list to their website so all cats can be marketed equally for a chance at foster or adoption - somewhere in there.
Please help save a life today! If you find a pet you would like to save please contact immediately!
Why Foster a Cat?
Article Written by Nomi Berger
“Fostering a cat is not a lifetime commitment, it is a commitment to saving a life.”
This is the watchword of cat rescues everywhere.
To foster a cat is, quite simply, to save that cat’s life. A foster home provides this same cat with a safe, temporary place of refuge until he/she is ultimately placed in a permanent, adoptive home.
Most rescues rely solely on a network of dedicated, volunteer foster homes, and could not survive without them. And rescues NEVER have enough foster homes.
Why? Because there are more cats in need than there are foster homes available to meet that need.
There are many benefits to fostering, many pleasant surprises and many unexpected rewards. Foster parents, past and present, describe it as one of the most memorable and gratifying experiences of their lives.
Fostering is both a way of enriching the lives of the cats and people involved, and a constructive way for people to give back to their communities. Fostered cats can provide endless hours of entertainment and love for their humans, and provide invaluable life lessons for adults and children alike.
By taking a deserving cat into their home, fosters increase that cat’s chances of being adopted. Foster families have the time and the ability to transform their foster cat -- through one-on-one contact, exercise, feeding and training -- into a happy and well mannered companion pet any person or family would be proud to call their own.
Fostering provides a needy cat with a stable environment, coupled with love, attention and affection. While the foster family provides the food, the rescue usually provides everything else, including payment of all medical costs to ensure the cat’s ongoing health and wellbeing.
Fosters are the essential eyes and ears of rescue. By spending every day with their foster cat, fosters will learn all they can about his/her particular personality. They will be able to identify any behavioral issues that need to be addressed, then work on addressing them.
If fosters already have a cat – either their own or another foster -- in residence, all the better. The more animals their foster cat meets, the more socialized he/she will become, the more easily he/she will handle stress, and the more relaxed he/she will be around strangers.
For those who have never owned a cat, fostering provides them with the unique
opportunity of seeing whether they themselves are suited for permanent “pet parenthood.”
But fostering a cat is NOT a form of trial adoption for that particular cat. There is even a term for it: foster failure. The most successful fosters are those who, despite being emotionally invested, know that they are essentially a stepping stone towards their foster cat’s future. And that as one successfully fostered cat leaves their home, another needy and deserving cat is waiting to enter it.
Ultimately, then, fostering a cat saves not just one life, but two.
August 16, 2014
TO THE CITIZENS OF NYC:
New York City is operating 3 animal "shelters"
that are murdering your unwanted pets at ever-growing rates.
During the month of August, 2014 (so far),
the NYC Animal Care & Control center
slaughtered 61 dogs and 299 cats.
Any one of them could have been yours.
When you surrender your pets to the NYC AC&C
they can be -- and ofter are -- killed within 72 hours.
Those lucky enough to survive beyond 72 hours
get sick and are killed within 4-7 days WITHOUT SEDATION
-- which means that they suffer in agony for 3 minutes or more.
The NYC AC&C makes you believe
it provides care and shelter for your pets,
and that it will find them new homes and new lives.
This is a LIE,
and you are paying for murder
with your tax dollars.
Before you surrender your dog or cat to NYC shelters,
think not once but 3 times.
You'll be surrendering your pets to hell.
Pets on Death Row
A voice for the voiceless...
new "To be Destroyed" list comes out EVERY NIGHT at 6:00 PM EST
and animals have only until 12PM (NOON) of the following day