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Animal Education & Visit Requests

Is your school, business, or civic group looking to host an animal-related group to speak at and/or bring animals to an event, such as a class, animal recognition day, or on-site pet adoption event? Following are some local organizations that might be appropriate matches for your activity. Please contact these organizations directly to explore the possibilities.

Domestic Pets

Animal Haven

200 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013

Phone: (212) 274-8511


Programs include Corporate Volunteer Days and How Kids Can Help Shelter Animals.



410 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

Phone: (212) 271-2984



Wantagh, Long Island

3300 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh, NY 11793

Phone: 1-866-262-8133


Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC)

Email: Katherine Reeves at

Read about ACC’s Community Kids Program at

Feral & Stray Community Cats

Bideawee's Feral Cat Initiative

410 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

Wild Animals

Wild Bird Fund

565 Columbus Avenue (at 87th Street), New York, NY 10024

Phone: (646) 306-2862 (Between 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. you may leave a message.)


Programs include classroom and auditorium visits on a variety of topics, and clinic field trips.

Urban Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitation


Do you know a teacher who loves wildlife? Or perhaps your group is looking for a guest speaker? UUWR offers customizable education programs that focus on wildlife, adaptations, conservation, and more.