New York
New York saved 2,475 more animals in 2020 than in 2019, but there is more work to be done. Best Friends works closely with local shelters, rescue groups and passionate people like you in New York. Together, we can bring this country to no-kill by 2025.

Help save homeless pets in NY

Shelters near you need help to save more lives. In 2020, nearly 2,992 dogs and cats were killed in animal shelters across New York, but together with your help, we’re changing that.

Best Friends is working with animal welfare organizations and stakeholders statewide to save every pet who can be saved and reach no-kill through New York by 2025. Your local shelter is counting on your help. Now is the time to get involved and make a lifesaving difference.

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Best Friends collaborates in New York

Best Friends in New York works collaboratively with city shelters, local animal welfare organizations, passionate advocates and volunteers to save the lives of pets in the shelters of New York City and the surrounding tri-state area. As part of this work, Best Friends hosts adoption and fundraising events, and runs a lifesaving pet foster program in partnership with Animal Care & Control of New York City.

Find a Best Friends Network partner near you

The Best Friends Network is made up of thousands of public and private shelters, rescue groups, spay/neuter organizations and other animal welfare groups located around the country. While only shelter network partners are represented on the dashboard, all network partners are working to save cats and dogs. They all need adopters, donors, volunteers and community advocates to increase lifesaving.

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