THERE ARE SO MANY WAYS IN WHICH TO VOLUNTEER
You can become an SRAC volunteer and help spread the word about our advocacy work. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Become an AC&C volunteer? You can choose to be hands-on with the animals inside the shelters or foster them at home.
Or you could volunteer to help one of the hundreds of rescue groups that pull animals from the AC&C or directly from the street or owners. Petfinder.com offers an easy way to find all those rescuers.
If you love cats, why not volunteer with a Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) group? Those are the folks who tend to colonies of feral as well as free roaming cats. The cats are humanely trapped, fixed (spayed or neutered), vaccinated, one ear clipped to denote they are being tended by a TNR group, and then returned to their colonies. The only exception are cats that are not feral but living on the streets. TNR groups work to re-home them. Check out the New York City Feral Cat Initiative.
Another area greatly in need of volunteers is Humane Education. If you love teaching or simply want to spread the word of responsible pet ownership, then groups like H.E.A.R.T. or the Youth Animal Protectors Club (YAP Club) would welcome your help.
New York politicians support or would support a humane New York if their constituents demanded that commitment. There's no better way to focus a politician's energy on animal welfare than calling or visiting their offices, politely expressing your concern about NYC's animals and, better yet, volunteering for them. Check out who your elected representatives are (in New York City and in Albany) and how to contact them.