Person holding a fluffy adoptable cat
Your kindness makes a difference
To homeless pets waiting for families of their very own, you can be a hero.

In 2021, about 355,000 dogs and cats were killed in shelters nationwide just because they didn’t have a safe place to call home. You can help change that. Whether you donate, volunteer your time, foster a pet in your home or advocate for animals in your community, you can make a lifesaving difference.

Adoptable cats sitting in spacious cat area in SoHo pet adoption center

Donate: make a gift to save lives

When you make a gift to the animals, you’ll be helping to save the lives of homeless pets in New York City and around the country.

Your contribution supports our lifesaving work and helps shelters across the country to achieve no-kill. Your generosity ensures lifesaving second chances. Your compassion helps to Save Them All.

Volunteer holding a tiny kitten at a New York City pet adoption event

Volunteer: give your time

You can provide hope and happiness to homeless pets by volunteering.

For animals here in New York City waiting for a family of their very own, your gifts of love, time and companionship make a lifesaving difference.

Two smiling people sitting with two small dogs in New York City

Foster: open your heart and home

When you foster a cat or dog in New York City, you’re not only providing a safe and loving place for a pet to learn and grow, you’re helping to make room for more animals in the shelter.

Fostering an adoptable animal in your home, even for just a few nights, is a great way to help save a homeless pet’s life.

Person sitting with a dog outside in New York City

Advocate: create positive change

You have the power to create positive change for the animals in your community. Join the New York City 2025 Action Team or start your own today.

Expand pet-friendly housing, provide resources for local community cats and kittens and their caregivers, make sure people can share their lives with any dog they choose, regardless of breed, and more.