Lord Toranga the cat lying on the edge of a tan couch

How a shy cat ended up with two feline brothers and a life fit for Instagram

By Drew Schott on July 29, 2020

Rambo may be shy, but that doesn’t stop the tabby cat from living an ‘Insta-worthy’ life with his new brothers

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Zena the w

Helping New York City’s pets who lost families during the COVID-19 pandemic

By Nicole Hamilton and Christelle Del Prete on July 14, 2020

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Volunteer Kyoko Bruguera holding a small fluffy white dog

Meet a volunteer who turns even the grumpiest cats into purr machines

By Nicole Hamilton on July 1, 2020

Kyoko Bruguera uses patience and an understanding of cat behavior to help even the most challenging cats feel better and find homes

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Man wearing a black hat sitting on a couch next to Levi the cat who is wearing a matching black hat

The matchmaker and the cat with FIV

By Lindsay Hutton on June 1, 2020

As pet adoption goes virtual, watch how a New York City cat gets matched up with his new family via a video meet-and-greet

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Claire Rose holding Billie, the puppy she adopted

Claire Rose’s new puppy reminds the globetrotting trendsetter there’s no place like home

By Nicole Hamilton on May 26, 2020

When COVID-19 took world travel off the table, Instagram influencer Claire Rose canceled her trips and adopted a puppy from Best Friends in New York City

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Litter of six adorable puppies all together on a blanket

Foster family welcomes six puppies to the world

By Nicole Hamilton on May 22, 2020

Meet a mama dog and her six healthy, wiggly puppies born in a New York City foster home

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Callie with her own kittens with orange foster kitten Arnie

Little orphan Arnie and kitty mama Callie

By Kelli Harmon on May 11, 2020

Photos capture a tiny orange kitten’s acceptance into his new family

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Porter the puppy outside with his two adopters with some water and a hill in the background

Long search leads to puppy love at first sight

By Ana Merkulova on May 11, 2020

James and Samantha took dog adoption seriously and visited Best Friends in New York every weekend for months, until they met Porter

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woman in a mask holds a cat

New York COVID-19 Resources

By Mallory Kerley on May 4, 2020

Resources available to New York City area residents

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COVID-19 Program Updates and Resources

By Mallory Kerley on May 3, 2020

Stay up to date regarding our programs and how you can help

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