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Queens Pet Adoption Agencies and Rescue Organizations

All of the agencies below are part of the Mayor's Alliance for New York City's Animals ( If you've adopted an animal from any of these organizations, volunteer at any of these organizations or just want to give a "shout out" to them, please tell us your story by emailing us at or sending it to New York Tails/Queens Tails, P.O. Box 287414, New York, NY 10128-0024.

An important reminder-adopting a pet is a big decision, and so is surrendering one. Many of the agencies listed below are, unfortunately, often filled to capacity and there are times they simply do not have any space to take more surrendered pets. But all of the agencies below, however, can always use your help-and there are lots of ways to help! Volunteering your time on adoption days, providing a temporary foster home for a pet waiting for placement, donations of towels and other gently-used household items-all always welcome! (And, for those who are able to donate money, donations are usually are tax-deductible.)

Feathered Friends Parrot Adoption Services, Inc.,
P.O. Box 780344, Maspeth, NY 11378
Phone: 917-865-5042; E-Mail:

Listings of currently available parrots for adoption can be found on or on

All About Spay Neuter
All About Spay Neuter is a volunteer organization that does Trap/Neuter/Return and spaying/neutering of feral cats in feral cat colonies in the five boroughs of New York City and Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

Animal Center of Queens
Animal Center of Queens (ACQ) operates a not-for-profit, "no-kill" animal shelter shelter in Queens County in New York City.

Animal Haven
Animal Haven has been finding homes for abandoned cats and dogs throughout the greater New York area and providing lifetime care to animals that can't be placed since 1967.

Animals Can't Talk (ACT)
Animals Can't Talk (ACT) is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit animal shelter and placement agency that also provides animal-related services to the larger community. They handle only cats in their facility, but occasionally rescue and place dogs.

Bobbi and the Strays
Bobbi and the Strays finds permanent homes for dogs and cats who are in need of a loving family of their own.

CSM Stray Foundation (USA) Inc.
CSM Stray Foundation (USA) Inc. is a non-profit feral cat protection group that works in the Kew Gardens area of Queens. For Our Friends
For Our Friends is a non-profit, no-kill rescue group. They are devoted to saving dogs/puppies in need, and they keep all of their dogs until a loving home is found for them. Many of their dogs have been abandoned and have literally been found by their volunteers on the streets of Queens and the Bronx.

Le Cats on the Water
Trained in the techniques of TNR, Le Cats on the Water are caretakers of a charming feral "giggle of cats" in their community. While they do not foster cats outside of their colony, they will assist in helping find homes for other felines.

Loving Touch
Loving Touch is a volunteer community rescue group that improves the lives of lost, abandoned, and stray animals. They are dedicated to educating people in all aspects of pet care and animal responsibility, stressing the importance of spaying and neutering of all pets. S.A.V.E. Animal Rescue
S.A.V.E. (Silent Animal Voices Echo) Animal Rescue is a non-profit, no kill, all volunteer rescue group. S.A.V.E. does not have its own a shelter. They rescue, spay, neuter, provide medical care, and board homeless and abandoned animals at vet offices, boarding facilities, and foster homes until they adopt them into loving homes. SaveKitty Foundation
SaveKitty Foundation is group of rescuers who do Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) throughout the five boroughs and Long Island. They trap stray/feral cats, get them spayed/neutered with the Humane Society Feral Cat Program or the ASPCA Cares Mobile Spay/Neuter clinic. After the surgery, they hold the cat 3-5 days for recovery and then return them to where they came from. Spay Neuter Intervention Project (SNIP)
Every first Friday of each month, the ASPCA donates the services of a mobile spay neuter van to Spay Neuter Intervention Project (SNIP). On these days, SNIP can be found in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brownsville, East New York, or South Jamaica, providing "free" spay/neuter and vaccinations to junkyard dogs.

Most recent update 5/31/09
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