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Finding Loving Homes For The Cats In Our Care


Cats in the Cradle Rescue Operations

Saving feral and stray cats in the Queens, NY area one at a time

What are feral cats and where do they come from?

Feral cats are often referred to as wild cats as they are born in the outdoors, have little human contact and typically reverted to their wild state.  Feral cats are usually afraid or cautious of humans and do their best to steer clear. 

Feral cats breed with other feral and stray cats and can quickly multiply creating a feral colony and a huge issue for local communities.  That is what makes cat rescue, adoptions and Trap-Neuter-Return operations so critical to humanely solving cat overpopulation.

How could we not help this little kitten?

Image courtesy of hyena reality at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Interested in helping us rescue little kittens such as this one?  We could always use an extra set of hands during our rescue operations.  Become a Cats in the Cradle volunteer today!


Cat Rescue Operations

Cats in the Cradle Rescue rescues social cats and kittens who are trapped or found amongst feral colonies during the performance of Trap-Neuter-Return by local animal control organizations.  We work closely with NYC’s Animal Care and Control where cats are at high risk for euthanasia.

Cats in the Cradle also works with local residents that contact us regarding cats that have been found and there has been no success in finding the rightful owner.  Once we rescue the cat, we assess the cats condition, bring the cat to the veterinarian for a full exam.  The cat is then given all necessary vaccinations, tested for diseases (primarily Fiv/Felv), provided a rabies shot, spay/neutered and finally microchip (when possible).

It is at this point that we seek the help of foster homes where the cat can safely recover prior to listing them for adoption to a permanent home.

Cats Rescued in 2015 
Rescued Cat #1 Rescued Cat #3  Rescued Cat #2