If you see a wounded or sick bird, squirrel, possum or the like, you can contact the WILD BIRD FUND, NYC's only licensed wildlife rehabilitation center. www.wildbirdfund.org
You can also call 311 and ask to leave a message with Animal Care & Control's Field Operation Drivers to help rescue injured or sick wildlife.
STRAY OR INJURED DOGS OR CATS
Call 311 for the AC&C's Field Operations Van drivers to pick up these animals
LICENSING YOUR DOG
NYC requires that all dogs be licensed. It's also the smart and responsible thing to do. Licensing helps return your pet to you if it strays from home while ensuring that your dog is up to date on his rabies vaccination.
FREE OR LOW COST SPAY/NEUTER
Many pet owners aren't aware of low cost or free (to qualifying pet owners) spay/neuter services. Contact the ASPCA or the Toby Project for information.
FREE OR LOW COST VACCINATIONS FOR DOGS AND CATS
Dogs entering the AC&C shelter are at extreme risk of contracting the parvovirus which results in a painful death absent costly and immediate medical attention. Cats are at risk of contracting FEV and FILV. But all these diseases are readily preventable with proper vaccinations.
PROBLEMS WITH YOUR LANDLORD ABOUT YOUR PET(S)?
ANIMAL CRUELTY, REPORT IT IMMEDIATELY TO NYPD
FERAL OR FREE ROAMING CATS?
Contact the NYC Feral Initiative for humane ways to stem the population of these cats and prevent their suffering. It's called Trap/Neuter/Return.
WHO TO CONTACT