Archive for the ‘PetWork New York’ Category

Friends With Four Paws (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73156) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization formed to rescue animals at the Chickasha Animal Shelter in Oklahoma from imminent death by having mobile adoption locations and providing foster care for dogs and cats. Founded in 1998, we have matched several dogs and cats with their perfect, forever homes, where they otherwise would have been sent to the Rainbow Bridge.


Our program has drastically changed throughout time, as many do. We get our animals from local municipal shelters and from the general public. Once they are in our program, they go to a foster for several weeks, get all of their veterinary work done, and are listed for adoption.

Our transport program allows us to move dogs through our system fairly quickly, which means we are able to save many lives. Our adoptive homes are all over the United States including: Oklahoma, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and even Maine! We LOVE our adopters, fosters and volunteers and would not be able to make the difference we make without them.


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The Animal Care Council (Endicott, New York 13760) is a local, non-profit organization run almost entirely by volunteers. We are funded entirely by donations and the money we make at our fundraisers. We also occasionally receive grants from companies in our community.

We exist because many pets in our area, particularly cats, find themselves homeless. New kittens are born each year, yet they don’t always find a home. Some people do abandon their pets, and some people simply can no longer care for them. Many wonderful pets are left with no one to care for them, and that is where ACC comes in.


ACC was formed in 1978 by a group of caring people who wanted do something about the growing over-population of cats. In the beginning, all of our rescue cats were being cared for in individual homes. Then in 1999, we were able to locate ourselves in a storefront at 131 Washington Avenue in Endicott, and there our Adoption Center and low cost Spay/Neuter Clinic got a permanent home.

Our biggest cause is the promotion of spaying and neutering your cats. We run a low cost Spay/Neuter Clinic once a week to help with this. By offering this service (for cats only), we can help control the over-population problem that exists with cats by preventing unwanted or unintentional kittens from being born.

We provide shelter, food, love, and medical care to homeless cats at our Adoption Center and try our very best to find them their forever homes. They remain with us here until that happens, no matter how long it takes.

Cats who need special care and special owners are housed on the second floor of the Adoption Center. These cats live upstairs for various reasons, ranging from the need for a quieter environment to the need for prescription cat food. All of them have positive qualities and are just as loving as their downstairs pals. They’re just waiting for special owners willing to open their homes and their hearts. The cats upstairs have wonderful dedicated volunteers who spend time with them every single day. Our staff at the front desk have photos of the upstairs cats and brief descriptions of their needs.

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Mid-Hudson Animal Aid (Beacon, New York 12508) has been providing a safe haven for cats since 1979.


MHAA is a no-kill cat sanctuary dedicated to providing a safe haven for abandoned and abused felines in the Hudson Valley and beyond. Our residents are given humane and compassionate care in a free range environment while awaiting their forever homes. MHAA is committed to educating and informing the public about responsible pet ownership, placing animals in good adoptive homes, and encouraging spaying and neutering in our community to curb animal overpopulation and suffering.

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The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals created the Helping Pets and People in Crisis program in response to the many requests we receive from people facing heartbreaking separation from their pets during times of crisis. The program attempts to provide assistance to individuals and families fleeing domestic violence; seniors requiring medical care outside of their home; and families facing eviction or other temporary setbacks.


By collaborating with traditional social services, we offer creative solutions and pet welfare services aimed at keeping pets with their families or reuniting them quickly once their situation is stabilized. If reunification is not possible, the pets are placed for adoption, sparing families already in crisis the further distress of relinquishing their beloved pet in a shelter.

Helping Pets and People in Crisis Toolkit

By assisting in more than 1,000 individual cases since the program’s launch in 2006, the Helping Pets and People in Crisis program has compiled important resources, information, and promising interventions that can help people, along with their pets, during the most challenging times in their lives. To make these resources easily accessible to social workers and human service organizations and to help them incorporate pet welfare into their work, we created the Helping Pets and People in Crisis Toolkit.

While this toolkit does not serve as an all-inclusive review of available options or resources when dealing with people and their pets in crisis, it is a suggested list of resources, research, assessment tools, and promising practice intervention techniques created as a reference guide for social service professionals. Much of this information is geared to those in New York City, but can be modified for different communities.

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Bedford Corners Cats (Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, New York) is a TNR and cat rescue group.


Ask them about their kitties available for adoption!

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Inspired by the abundance of homeless cats wandering the streets of Brooklyn, New York, The American Street Cat, Inc. (aka TASC) was formed in January 2011 and is a New York State not-for-profit corporation. In March 2011, TASC was granted tax-exempt status and is a full fledged public charity.


Image courtesy The American Street Cat, Inc.

Entirely volunteer based, TASC is a grass roots organization that believes in transparency about who we are and what we do. There are no paid officers or volunteers. We’re just blue collar folks working for blue collar cats. All money raised via fund raising, donations, and adoption fees goes directly toward the cats’ expenses so that those living on the streets and in back yards may lead healthier and kitten-free lives.

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The mission of the SPCA Serving Erie County (Tonawanda, New Yori 14150) is to create a caring and kind community that encourages fair and humane treatment of all creatures. Its knowledgeable, caring, and open-minded team of staff and volunteers achieves that mission through proactive efforts to address the current status of animals in the community, education of adults and children, rescue and sheltering of animals in need, and placement of animals into appropriate homes.


Bella (Animal ID #16148555)

The SPCA cares for approximately 15,000 animals each year through programs that include adoptions; admissions; animal rescues; animal emergency transports; stray lost and found services; animal cruelty investigations and seizures; care for wildlife, reptiles, exotics, and farm animals; and much more.

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From DiscForDogs.org:


Here’s how the program works:

Gather up all your old music CDs or DVDs that you were probably going to throw away anyway. Please do not include AOL discs or CD-Rs! Also, please do not include more than 2 copies of the same title if you have multiples.

If you are in the Western New York area, please drop off the items at Frizb’s CD Exchange or the Erie County SPCA (Tonawanda, New York 14150). Otherwise, please ship them to us following the instructions below:

Place them in a sturdy box. Rubberband the items together in small stacks, and use some packing material to fill in the empty spaces in the box so the items don’t sustain damage in transit.

Click here to print a shipping label.

Take the package to the Post Office and ask them to send it by “Media Mail”, which is a special rate used for books, CDs and DVDs.  You must use Media Mail if you want to be reimbursed for shipping.  Be sure to write your return address clearly so we can send you a check to reimburse your shipping cost.

Upon receipt of your package, we will send you a check in the amount of the actual shipping cost as promised.   Or if you prefer, we can send that money directly to the SPCA instead.   If you’d rather do that, just enclose a note in the package stating that you don’t wish to be reimbursed for shipping, and we’ll be happy to add that money to the monthly SPCA donation instead.

We then sell the items (usually for $.50-$1 each) and donate 100% of the proceeds to our local SPCA.

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Labrador Retriever Rescue-CT, Inc. (Essex, Connecticut 06426) is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and re-homing of Labrador Retrievers in the Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York City area.

The group was founded in 1996 and organized through long-time participation with the Labrador Retriever Club, Inc.


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Animalkind Inc. (Hudson, New York 12534) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the non-proliferation of unwanted felines through TNR (trap/neuter/return) and low-cost spay/neuter options.

Animalkind works for the protection and welfare of abandoned, feral, and stray cats. The rescue believes it is the responsibility of all human beings to help and protect those who cannot speak for themselves. It strives to instill respect, kindness, compassion, and love for all living things.

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