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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The face of Arizona, a black and white cat

Adopting a diva cat

By Nicole Hamilton on May 14, 2019

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Ruthie the dog in a harness on a leash for a walk

Help and a new home for a dog who guards her toys

By Nicole Hamilton on April 24, 2019

With a little help and patience, Ruthie learned that she didn’t need to guard her toys anymore.

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Peaches a senior orange tabby cat with a blue mylar toy ball in front of her

Neglected cat's transformation is completely amazing

Friday, May 17, 2019

When Peaches returned from her foster home, it was hard to believe she was the same cat.

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Volunteer Chelsea Hughes wearing a protective gown and gloves and holding a black puppy

Woman works around the clock to help save hundreds of animals

Friday, May 17, 2019

Palm Valley Animal Center volunteer Chelsea Hughes is so dedicated to volunteering to help save dogs and cats that she’s made it her full-time “job.

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