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.

Latest News

Volunteer Fabio Vitolla walking a large gray dog on a crosswalk on a street

Volunteer’s passion for helping pets spans two continents

By Nicole Hamilton on February 19, 2020

Fabio Vitolla loved visiting the Best Friends Lifesaving Center in New York City, so when he relocated from Switzerland he knew exactly where he wanted to volunteer

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Bertha the grey and white pit bull terrier with mouth open and tongue out sitting in front of pink throne

NYC pit bull terrier gets a home fit for a queen

By Tara McKenney on February 10, 2020

Bertha, a senior pit bull with hypothyroidism, got to be queen for a day at a fancy pet hotel and then she scored her perfect new home

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Volunteer Belle Henderson smiling and holding a black and white kitten

L.A. volunteer has a soft spot for senior cats and those with special needs

Thursday, February 20, 2020

To Belle Henderson there’s no greater reward than helping cats get adopted at the Best Friends Lifesaving Center in Los Angeles

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Pia the white medium hair cat with sight issues

Blind, deaf cat escapes a hurricane and gets a new home

Thursday, February 20, 2020

How a gorgeous white cat with impaired vision and hearing went from a shelter in the path of a hurricane to being loved in her new home

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