About Best Friends in New York

Best Friends Animal Society is on the ground in New York City, helping to save the lives of homeless pets and supporting other organizations in their efforts to make New York no-kill permanently. Every day, nearly 2,200 dogs and cats are killed in shelters across the country - but with Best Friends Animal Society leading the way, and your support, we can help our nation's shelters and Save Them All. The Best Friends Lifesaving Center in New York City serves as both a space for local pets to find homes, and an outlet for the national no-kill message, helping to spread the word about Best Friends’ efforts to lead the country to no-kill by 2025.

Located in the SoHo neighborhood, the Center showcases adoptable animals from local shelters and rescue organizations, as well as the New York City open-admission shelter. Dogs and cats are housed in a playful, gallery-style setting designed to encourage interaction and help convey the challenges facing our country’s homeless pet population. The space also features interactive displays and maps to inspire and engage people from all around the country to work for no-kill in their own communities, and to help Save Them All.

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Luna the dilute calico cat in an orange plastic cat bed

Wallflower kitty decides she’s a lap cat after all

By Nicole Hamilton on July 10, 2019

Luna spent her days hiding in plain sight in a New York City window — until she found just the right home

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The face of Luigi, the senior black poodle with a little white spot on his chest

Senior poodle proves you're never too old to find love

By Nicole Hamilton on June 27, 2019

Luigi was 10 when he came to the Best Friends Lifesaving Center in New York, but that didn’t stop him from finding a home where he fits in perfectly

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Two community cats sitting outside on a porch under a bench

People come together to help cats on a flooded island

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

How a Best Friends community cat program in a single weekend helped 60 cats on Louisiana’s Grand Isle — with a lot of help from volunteers

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White puppy standing in a little patch of grass on a patio

When this puppy was born deaf, her foster parents taught her sign language

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Clover was born with impaired hearing, but she learned how to read hand signals in order to find the perfect forever home

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