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, about 2,000 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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By Jess Roper on August 22, 2019

Candycane landed in a shelter at just two weeks old and almost died, but today he’s living the good life

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Senior black and white pitbull terrier Apollo with his mouth open in a smile

Sweet, nap-loving senior pit bull enjoys the good life, thanks to the incredible people who worked so hard to save him

By Nicole Hamilton on July 30, 2019

Second Chance Rescue knew the perfect home was out there for Apollo, and with a little help from Best Friends, he found it

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Buddy the dog lying on his side on a blanket while a woman pets him

After heartworm disease and a severe injury that cost him his leg, this gentle dog finally found the sweet life

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

After landing at a large Atlanta shelter with heartworm and an injured leg that would require amputation, Buddy was brought to Best Friends where he received the care he needed to find a home

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Hercules the therapy cat goes from zero to hero to help Alzheimer's patients

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Tabby cat went from homeless in a Wisconsin shelter to helping people who need him

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