Want to Help?

Explore the many ways you can help New York City’s animals!

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Bideawee’s Feral Cat Initiative gives you a good place to start!

These organizations provide information about opportunities to get involved in animal welfare legislation in New York City and beyond.

Voters for Animal Rights (VFAR)

Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)


Work for an Animal Shelter
Some of the local animal shelters that routinely post available positions in New York City and Long Island are Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC), ASPCA, Bideawee, and North Shore Animal League America. Other animal shelters and rescue groups may also be seeking volunteers or employees. Please visit their websites to inquire about possible positions.

Train to Become a Veterinary Technician
Veterinary Technician Programs

Other Employment Search Resources
HSUS HumanePro

Think you want to start an animal rescue group or sanctuary? To get started, you’ll first want to consider the many challenges you will likely encounter along the way. These resources can offer you some guidance.

How to Start an Animal Sanctuary by Best Friends Animal Society

Steps for Starting a Nonprofit by Nonprofit New York

Create a Strategic Plan by the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals

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