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Staten Island Pet Adoption Agencies and Rescue Organizations

All of the agencies below are part of the Mayor's Alliance for New York City's Animals ( If you've adopted an animal from any of these organizations, volunteer at any of these organizations or just want to give a "shout out" to them, please tell us your story by emailing us at or sending it to New York Tails/Staten Island Tails, P.O. Box 287414, New York, NY 10128-0024.

An important reminder-adopting a pet is a big decision, and so is surrendering one. Many of the agencies listed below are, unfortunately, often filled to capacity and there are times they simply do not have any space to take more surrendered pets.

But all of the agencies below, however, can always use your help-and there are lots of ways to help! Volunteering your time on adoption days, providing a temporary foster home for a pet waiting for placement, donations of towels and other gently-used household items-all always welcome! (And, for those who are able to donate money, donations are usually are tax-deductible.

Animal Care and Control of New York City (AC&C)
Animal Care and Control of New York City (AC&C) has shelters in each of New York City's five boroughs. AC&C is committed to providing the most humane care possible for the many animals that are brought into their shelters each day. The Staten Island AC&C is located at 3139 Veterans Road West, Staten Island, NY 10309. Phone is (212) 788 4000. Shelter hours are 8:00am to 8:00pm, 7 Days a Week. Adoption Hours: Noon to 7:00pm, 7 Days a Week. Closed on All Holidays

Feline Rescue of Staten Island
Feline Rescue of Staten Island takes cats from shelters before they are euthanized for "no space" reasons and places each kitty accordingly in a forever home.

P.L.U.T.O. Rescue of Richmond County
P.L.U.T.O. Rescue of Richmond County is a no-kill animal rescue group started by people who have a special place in their hearts for homeless, abandoned, sick, and unwanted animals.

Shore Hearts
Shore Hearts Golden Retriever Rescue assists shelters and existing rescue programs by bringing together displaced Golden Retrievers with suitable potential homes. They offer solutions, guidelines, and available outlets for current Golden owners and future homes.

Staten Island Council for Animal Welfare (SICAW)
The Staten Island Council for Animal Welfare (SICAW) is committed to the rescue, shelter, care, and adoption of stray, abandoned, and unwanted animals on Staten Island.

Most recent update 2/15/08
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