Animal Rescue Organizations
There are a number of animal rescue organizations in Westchester County that provide animal rescue, spay/neuter services and adoption services. A good number of them are listed below.
Pet Rescue's mission is to aid homeless, abandoned and neglected cats and dogs, to nurture them in the foster care of volunteers, to provide veterinary care and socialization, and to place them in permanent loving and responsible homes. Located in Harrison, read more about them on their web site.
Pet Adoption League
The Pet Adoption League (PAL) is a non-profit 501c3 charity that works to find loving and permanent homes for adoptable dogs and cats. Over the past 12 years Pet Adoption League has helped save over 3,500 animals. Learn more and see the animals available for adoption on their site.
For the Love of Dogs
For the Love of Dogs is a small, hands on organization specializing in rescuing dogs that are often overlooked, some of whom may require a little extra attention and time. They are located in Bedford, NY. There are a number of dogs up for adoption on their website.
Paws Crossed Animal Rescue
PCAR is dedicated to being a true no-kill rescue. This means they will only euthanize for terminal illness or irreversible suffering. They are committed to saving as many lives as they can, while also providing the best possible environment for the pets in our care. Visit their website to see the many animal residents that are up for adoption. Visit
Adopt-A-Dog's mission is to save, socialize and secure loving homes for unwanted or abandoned dogs and cats. They have been serving the tri-state area and beyond for over three decades.There is much more information on their website.
Animal Welfare League
The Animal Welfare League was established in 1975 to assist animals and the public in many ways. AWL has a low-cost spay neuter program which has participating veterinary hospitals in Westchester County. For information about this program, please call (914) 320-5991 or visit them on Facebook
Community Cats has a TNR program, or trap-neuter-return of feral cats. Through this spay/neuter and vaccination program as well as adoption outreach and daily feedings of feral cat colonies, these needy animals are leading happier, healthier lives.Rescue Right / Community Cats also provides food and low-cost veterinary care for elderly local residents on fixed incomes, enabling them to keep their best friends. They also help owners locate lost cats and assist people who feel they must find a new home for their cat. Visit their website for additional information.
Founded by three women who have actively dedicated much of their lives to ensure that all animals (particularly cats and dogs) are not living on the streets, they provide shelter, health care, and basic necessities until a permanent, responsible and loving adoptive family is found. They also offer critical aftercare space for ferals in their TNR (Trap Neuter Release) program that aims to stop animal overpopulation.Visit them at tlcrescue.org/
Their focus is taking in cats from private owners who are forced to give up their cats as well as rescuing cats and kittens from overcrowded shelters that have run out of time and may be in danger of euthanasia. They also work to educate the public about the importance of spaying & neutering to reduce the overpopulation of unwanted animals.www.catassistanceny.org/
Forgotten Felines Inc. is a not-for-profit, all-volunteer animal rescue organization. Their mission is to provide food, shelter, veterinary care and spay and neuter services to homeless and abandoned cats and kittens, and to find permanent, loving homes for adoptable cats and kittens.Located in Valhalla, visit them at http://www.forgottenfelinesny.org