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Finding Loving Homes For The Cats In Our Care

  • Cats in the Cradle Rescue NYC
  • Adpopt a Cat Program
  • Cat Rescue & Rehabilitation
  • Happy Tails!


CITCR rescues social cats and kittens who are trapped or found amongst feral colonies during the performance of TNR; from NYC?s Animal Care and Control where they are at high risk for euthanasia or cats that have been found by the public when there has been no success in finding the rightful owner.

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CITCR strives to find loving homes for the cats in our care through weekend adoption events and Petfinder ads. Our adoptable cats can be seen most weekends at Petco 91 11 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills NY and 254-51 Horace Harding Expy., Little Neck, NY. Please check our "Upcoming Events" page to see where we will be next!

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CITCR performs rehabilitation related activities to help reduce the feral cat population. CITCR volunteers, with the help of the cat caretaker will rescue cats that have been abandoned. We will then hold them pre and post surgery, transport them for surgery and place the for adoption in a safe loving permanent home.

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Our Favorite Cat Quotes

Time spent with cats is never wasted.

A famous quote from Sigmund Freud

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.

A famous quote from Albert Schweitzer

Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.

A famous quote from James Herriot

A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people, and many cats prefer people to other cats.

A famous quote from Mason Cooley

Why Cats in the Cradle Rescue?


    Our Organization

    Cats in the Cradle Rescue was formed in June 2011 to help reduce the cat overpopulation of feral and stray domestic cats. Cats in the Cradle Rescue is a 501(c)3 organization that is staffed by the founding members and volunteers who graciously give their time and open their homes to help CITCR accomplish our mission..

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    Meet Our Team!

    With over 25+ years of combined experience working with animal rescue operations, animal rehabilitation and pet adoptions, the team at CITCR know a thing or two about cat rescue.  Every day the management team and volunteers donate the time and resources to meet the needs of cats across NYC.

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    Your Donations at Work!

    As you can imagine, running a cat rescue takes a lot of time, energy and resources.  Many of the the things that we do each day would not be possible without the donations from individuals and organizations around the globe who believe in the work that we are doing.

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    Meet Our Cat Clients

    So exactly who are our cat clients ? Cats from all over the local NYC area that we serve!  Each day we find cats in need of food, water, shelter and medical care and provide a variety of services depending on what is needed.  To learn more about our cats, click on the link below.

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Happy Tails Success Stories!

The CITCR NYC Team invites you to read about our numerous cat rescue, TNR operation and successful cat   adoption/placement stories.  Since 2011, Cats in the Cradle rescue has been helping cat across NYC from providing medical assistance to supplying basic needs such as food, shelter and most importantly love.

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A Special Thanks to our Volunteers!

We could not accomplish so much everyday without our volunteers!

We want to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to all of our volunteers that help make Cats in the Cradle Rescue so effective at what we do.  From veterinary visits, cat grooming, feeding our feline residents, performing administrative work, TNR operations and more, our volunteers make all of the difference in the world.

Interested in volunteering with us ?  Please contact us today! 

Ways for YOU to Help!

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