Labor Day love for cats and kittens adopted in NYC

This past Labor Day, shelters in New York City were overflowing with cats. It’s a common theme among shelters everywhere. (Summers are tough.) Best Friends is dedicated to helping Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC), so in addition to taking in cats from the shelter on an ongoing basis, we hosted a special event over Labor Day weekend — just for kitties from ACC.

Not only did kittens go like hotcakes, many adult cats (some of them seniors) and shy cats also found homes during the event. It was a smashing success, with 54 of the 57 cats at the event getting adopted.

Here are just a few of the cats, and the people who came to meet them and bring them home.

People standing in line waiting to get in the New York cat adoption event

Cream tabby kitten in a purple cage at the New York cat adoption event

Woman holding a cat while a family checks him out at the New York cat adoption event

Woman holding a gray and white kitten while another woman looks at them at the New York cat adoption event

People filling out paperwork in front of some kennels containing cats at the New York cat adoption event

Smiling woman holding a black and white kitten while two people watch them at the New York cat adoption event

Man holding an orange tabby kitten while a woman pets the kitten at the New York cat adoption event

Woman petting two tabby cats in a kennel while a man looks on at the New York cat adoption event

Person petting an orange tabby kitten through the bars of a kennel at the New York cat adoption event

Man and woman playing with a tabby kitten through the bars of a kennel at the New York cat adoption event

Woman handing a cardboard carrier to another woman at the New York cat adoption event

Smiling woman holding a brown tabby kitten at the New York cat adoption event

Visit your local shelter and adopt a cat near you

Best Friends in New York works collaboratively with city shelters, local animal welfare organizations and individuals to save the lives of pets in shelters in New York City and the surrounding tri-state area. As part of this work, Best Friends has a national lifesaving concept space and pet adoption center in SoHo, hosts adoption and fundraising events, and runs a foster program in partnership with Animal Care Centers of New York City. Together, we will Save Them All.

Photos by Robert Stoetzel