General Information

Our organization works strictly with sick, stray, abused, and neglected animals, as well as with animals in high kill shelters. We do not rehome pets or work with a stray cat population.

If you see a stray dog, here’s how you can help.

First, take it to the nearest vet’s office and scan it for a microchip. (They will do it for free.) If the dog is microchipped, the vet will contact the dog’s owner so they can be reunited. If there is no microchip, please take a HORIZONTAL video and a few pictures of the dog and send it to amaanimalrescue@gmail.com together with the exact location of where you found it and your contact information. We will need these visual proofs before we can take any action. After you send in your video, an AMA representative will get back to you as soon as possible.

If you’ve spotted a stray cat you’d like to help, please check if it is a feral cat.

Feral cats live outdoors and have little or no contact with humans. They do not allow themselves to be handled or touched and will run away from you if they can. If the cat approaches you and allows you to pet or pick it up, it is likely a lost pet.

  1. Feral Cat
    Please reach out to your local cat rescue group and ask if they can help by providing TNR (trap and release) services. In a TNR situation, the rescue will trap the cat, spay or neuter it, and release it back into the same neighborhood it was initially founded in. This helps reduce the stray cat population in the future. Some rescues will charge a small amount of money per cat, as it takes a lot of work and resources to do a TNR. See the list below to find a cat rescue near you.
  2. Friendly Cat
    If the cat is friendly, take it to the local vet office to see if it’s microchipped. If it is, the vet can contact the owner. If the cat is not microchipped, reach out to local rescues and ask if they can take the cat. Try posting in different animal-loving groups on Facebook—that usually works wonders. Our rescue organization can help by making a COURTESY POST on our social media asking people to contact you directly if they are interested in adopting the cat. If you’d like us to do a courtesy post, we need in-depth information about the cat (age, breed, sex, character,) good pictures of the cat (daylight, not blurry), as well as your name and email. Please send this information to amaanimalrescue@gmail.com
  3. Newborn Kitten
    Please read this useful information provided by NYC Feral Cat Initiative.

If you are looking to surrender your pet

WE DO NOT REHOME PETS. However, our rescue organization can offer help by making a COURTESY POST on our social media to let people know that you are looking for a new home for your pet and have interested parties reach out directly to you. If you’d like us to do a courtesy post, we need in-depth information about the pet(s) including age, breed, sex, character, good pictures of the pet(s), (daylight, not blurry), as well as your name and email. Please send this information to amaanimalrescue@gmail.com.

You can find a list of credible NY rescues below (please google their name to get more information). Don’t be discouraged if you don’t hear back right away, you may try calling or visiting their location. Animal rescues receive many requests for help daily so they struggle to respond in a timely manner to each and every one of them.

Please understand that some shelters do euthanize, so it is fully up to you to place your pet in the best hands possible. Request to follow up on your pet’s status and to be informed once they are adopted.

NY Rescues

2000 Spays and Neuters
3 Hearts 4 Paws
A Cause for Paws
A Home Fur Now
A New Beginning Animal Rescue
A Place for Cats
A Second Chance for Ziva
A Tail at A Time
Abandoned Angel Cocker Spaniel Rescue
Adopt A Boxer*
Adopt A Spot
Adopt Don’t Shop
Adore-A-Bullie Paws and Claws*
All About Cats Rescue
All About Rabbits Rescue*
All About Spay Neuter
All Breed Rescue*
All God’s Creatures Inc.
All Sentient Beings
Almost Home Animal Rescue & Adoptions, Inc.
Almost Home Animal Sancuary
American Belgian Malinois Rescue Club
American Bulldog Rescue
American Maltese Association Rescue
Amsterdog Rescue
Anarchy Animal Rescue
Animal Behavior Specialists
Animal Farm Foundation
Animal General (Tenth Life for NYC Cats)
Animal Haven (SOHO Location)
Animal Kind
Animal Rescue Force (ARF)
Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF)
Animal Rescue of Queens
Animals Are Forever Inc
Animals Can’t Talk Rescue & Adoption Inc.
Anjellicle Cats*
Arkanpaws
Australian Cattle Dog Rescue Association (ACDRA)
ASPCA
Balanced Buddies Res-Q
Baltimore Humane
BARC (Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition)
Beagle Rescue (Safe Hounds Beagle Rescue)
Beastly Rescue *
Bella’s Way Equine Rescue*
Best Friends Animal Society
Bichon Frise Rescue of Northern New Jersey*
Bide-A-Wee (Manhattan)
Big East Akita Rescue
Big Hands Little Paws
Birds of Prey Rehabilitation
Blue Ridge Bull Terrier Group
Bobbi & the Strays
Boxer Angels
Brooklyn Animal Action*
Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition
Buckeye’s Mission & Sanctuary
Bullmastiff Rescue
Bully Project
BUMPER Bulldog Rescue
Bunnies & Beyond
Calling All Cats Rescues
Camp Papillon Pet Adoption & Rescue
Cane Corso Rescue
Care of DC*
Carolina Poodle Rescue
Cat Assistance Inc.*
Cats in the Cradle
Cavalier Alliance for Rescue, Research, & Education, Inc.
Cavalier Rescue USA*
Center for Avian & Exotics
Charwills German Shepherd Rescue
Chinese Sharpei Rescue*
City Critters
Coffin Small Dog/Cat Rescue
Col Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Connect A Pet New England
Crazy Goats Feed
Crossed Paws Rescue*
Curly Tail Pug Rescue
Cypress Feline Rescue
Dalmatian Rescue*
Daniel’s Dream
DASH Rescue
Destiny’s Road Animal Rescue
DGI Paws Incorporated
Doberman Rescue Unlimited
ECHO East Coast Herding Dog Organization
Eleventh Hour Rescue
Ellen M Gifford Cat Shelter
Emerald City Rescue, Inc
Empty Cages Collective
Eskies Online
Everlasting Hope Animal Advocacy & Rescue
F.A.C.T.(Feline Advocates Coming Together)*
Fairy Dogmother
Farm Sanctuary
Feline Rescue of Staten Island
For Our Friends
For the Love of Dog Rottweiler Rescue of NH
Forever Families for Felines
Forgotten Friends of Long Island
Foster Dogs Incorporated
Four Paws Sake
Frankie’s Fund for Feline Care & Rescue*
Franklin Township Animal Shelter
Free To Be Me Rescue
Friendly Ferals
Friends of Homeless Animals
Friends of Wayne Animals (FOWA)
From Hope to Home Animal Rescue
Fur Friends in Need
Furbridge INC
German Shepherd Rescue of Central NY
Get A Bull
Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue
Give Me Shelter Project
Glen Wild Animal Rescue
Golden Paw Society
Green Fur Kidz
GSP Rescue of NJ
Guardian Angel Rescue*
Happy Homes Animal Rescue*
Happy Tails Dog Rescue Inc*
Have A Heart Guinea Pig Rescue
H.E.A.L. Sanctuary*
Heart & Soul Rescue
Heart Rescue Group
Hearts & Bones Rescue
Heaven Can Wait*
Helping All Living Things (HALT)
Homeward Bound Addison County Humane
Homeward Bound Schnauzer Rescue
Hop-A-Long Hollow
Hopewell Rescue Inc
Hotwater Rescue
Hudson Valley SPCA*
Humane Society of NY
Humane Society of Walden
Humane Society of Westchester
Hunterdon Somerset
Hurricane Pets Rescue
Husky House NJ
Imagine Pets Rescue
Indigo Haven Animal Rescue, Inc
Infinite Hope Services, Inc.
Internet Miniature Pinscher Service (IMPS)
Italian Greyhound Rescue
Jacks Galore, Inc
Jersey Shore Animal Center
Joey’s Elder Paws
K9 Kastle*
the Kitty Crusade
Kitty Kind*
Kodi’s Club (Hudson Valley SPCA)
Labs 4 Rescue
Last Chance Animal Rescue
Last Chance Ranch Animal Rescue, Inc.
LI Pit Stop
Lifeline Animal Rescue
Linda’s Feral Cat Assistance
Litters of Love, Inc
Little Guild of St. Francis
Little Shelter*
Long Beach Humane Society*
Long Island Bulldog Rescue*
Long Journey to a New Beginning
Looking Glass Animal Rescue
Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue*
Magnificat Rescue and Rehoming
Mama Chris Animal Rescue
Mastiffs to Mutts Rescue*
Mayor Alliance for NYC’s Animals
Meade Canine Rescue Foundation
Meow Parlour Cats
Metropolitan Maltese Rescue*
Mid Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League
Mid-Atlantic Bassett Hound Rescue
Mid-Atlantic Poodle Rescue
Morgans Place
Mountain Rottie Rescue of New York
Mr. Bones & Co*
Mr. Mo Project
Muddy Paws Rescue*
Neighborhood Cats
NEPA
New Hope Rescue Ranch, Inc.
New Jersey Schnauzer Rescue Network*
New Life Animal Rescue*
New York City Cat Coalition
Next Stop Forever Small Dog Rescue*
North Country Pet Adoption Services, Inc
North Shore Animal League America
NY Bully Crew
NYC Feral Cat Initiative
NYC Shiba Rescue*
Odie’s Place
Oliver’s Orphan Oasis
Ollie’s Angels Animal Rescue
One Life to Live Pet Rescue and Adoption, Inc*
Only Maine Coons Rescue
Oregon Tiger Sanctuary
Out of the Pits
Pathway to Hope
Patricia Ladew Foundation
Paul the Cat Guy
Paw Print Rescue
PAWS (Pet Animal Welfare Society)
Paws Crossed*
Paws on the Green
Paws to Love
Pawsitively Pom Rescue
Peace Love & Doggie Paws
Peis & Strays
Pekingese Rescue Network, Inc.
Peppertree
Pet-I-Care
Pet Adoption League of N.Y.
Pets Alive
Pet Res Q, Inc.
Pibbles & More Animal Rescue, Inc.
Pick Your Paw Animal Rescue
Pitties. Love. Peace
Pit of Our Souls Rescue Inc.
Place For Cats*
Pluto Rescue
PMAR*
Poodle Rescue of Vermont
Poor Animals of St. Francis
Posh Pets Rescue
Pound Hounds*
Project Precious Rescue
Pug Rescue of New England
Pupstarz Rescue*
Purrfect Pals, Inc*
Rabbit Rescue & Rehab
Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge
Rawhide Rescue
Ready for Rescue
Real Dog Rescue
Rebound Hounds ResQ*
Red Hook Dog Rescue
Redemption Rescues
Reenies Rabbit Rescue
Rescue City, Inc
Rescue Dogs Rock
Rescue Haven Foundation
Rescuzilla
Rising Dove Rescue
Rock N’Rescue
Ruff Dog Rescue Northeast
Rutland County Humane Society
Safe Hounds Beagle Rescue
Sarama Animal Rescue
Save A Pet Rescue
Save a Heartbeat
Save A Yorkie Rescue, Inc.
Save Our Strays*
Saving Paws Rescue, Inc.*
SCARNY (Second Chance Animal Rescue)*
Scooby Doo’s Rescue Mission
Scottish Terrier Club of Great New York Rescue*
Sean Casey Animal Rescue
Shelter Chic
Shelter Survivors*
Shiba Rescue of New Jersey
Shih Tzus and Furbabies
Shonio’s Safe Haven, Inc*
Short Noses Only Rescue Team
Siberian Husky Assistance & Rescue of NY*
SICAW- Staten Island Council for Animal Welfare
Skylands Sanctuary
Small Paws Rescue*
Social Tees
Southampton Animal Shelter
Southern Comfort Maltese
Special Needs Animal Rescue Rehabilitation (SNARR)
St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center
Starting Over Animal Rescue
Staten Island Hope Rescue
Sunnyskies Bird & Animal Sanctuary*
Suruluna Animal Rescue
Symphony Vet Center
Tails of Courage
Tanner’s PAWS Inc
The Animal Haven
The Odd Cat Sanctuary
Thorse Dog Rescue NFP
Thy Fairest Fido Paws for Cause
Tibetan Mastiff Rescue
Timbers Legacy
Town & Country K9 ResQ, LTD*
Twenty Paws Rescue
Two by Two Rescue Group
Unchained New York
United Yorkie Rescue, Inc.
Unwanted NYC Pets
Vermont English Bulldog Rescue
Waggin Train Rescue, Inc
Waggytail Rescue
Whiskers a Go Go
Whiskers Inc
Wise Animal Rescue
Wild Bird Fund
Wildlife Freedom Foundation
With a Golden Spirit (WAGS)*
Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary
Woof Dog Rescue
WRAP- Whippet Rescue and Placement
Zani’s Furry Friends *