KittyKind is dedicated to matching our cats with their perfect homes and educating the public on feline welfare in New York City. We have an unwavering commitment to caring for and finding the best adoptive homes for our cats, with a special dedication to those who are deemed “special needs” because of illness, injury, disability, or age. Each year, KittyKind rescues more than 500 cats and makes a lifetime commitment to each one of them. Their happy endings attest to the dedication of our network of compassionate, tireless volunteers and to the contributions of the public, who provide donations, foster care, and, ultimately, wonderful forever homes.
PO BOX 961
NEW YORK, NY 10156 USA
cat rescue, cat adoption, kitten adoption, adopt a cat, adopt a kitten, foster a cat, adopt a senior cat, adopt a special needs cat, Manhattan, New York City
Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)
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Adoption Center Services
KittyKind enables cat lovers in and around New York City to adopt felines of all ages, from kittens to seniors. The majority of our cats have been surrendered to us by rescuers or by members of the public who are unable to keep their pets due to illness, financial hardship, or other difficulties. We offer both trial and permanent adoptions through our Adoption Center, located at Petco on Union Square in Manhattan, and we make great efforts to place all of our kittens and cats in suitable and loving homes. We never euthanize any cat who is not suffering from an unmanageable and untreatable illness, and we always accept the return of any cat adopted through KittyKind. KittyKind is a Petco Adoption Partner, a member of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, and an NYACC New Hope Partner. We also participate in the Best Friends Network, the Maddie's Fund Coalition, Shelter Animals Count, and Rehome, and we support the Million Cat Challenge.
The KittyKind Foster Program is a key component of our lifesaving work. It also provides wonderful opportunities for New York cat lovers to enjoy the variety and flexibility of fostering. Our kittens and cats live with Foster Program volunteers while they mature, recover from spaying or neutering, or await their turns in our Petco Adoption Center. These volunteers provide companionship, food, and other essentials, and KittyKind provides guidance and veterinary care. Our most dedicated volunteers are responsible for young kittens and felines with physical handicaps, FELV, other medical conditions, or behavioral problems. They also provide long-term foster care for some older cats who have not attracted adopters. Our Foster Team members' assessments of their kitties’ personalities help our Adoption Reps make the best possible matches between KittyKind cats and prospective adopters.
Surrender Alternatives Counseling
Every week, we receive many inquiries from members of the public who feel compelled to relinquish their much-loved pets. Many would prefer to keep their cats or kittens, and we do our best to help them by suggesting alternatives to surrender. These can include referrals to other non-profit organizations or agencies.
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