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Boroughbred Bulletin Special Announcement


An Open Letter To The People of New York City

We need your help. We are overrun with dogs, cats, kittens and rabbits. We are taking in 75-100 animals per day and right now we have over 630 animals in our care.

Our placement rate remains high but pets are staying in our care longer and we are running out of room. For the first time in years we have begun using pop-up crates in hallways and offices to house dogs.

We have done some exciting things to get animals out of the shelter. Our BoroughBreak and StrayCation programs have been met with overwhelming success and support and our New Hope adoption partners have repeatedly stepped up to the plate, pulling as many pets as they can, but we need more New Yorkers to help.

The goal is to get as many animals out of the shelter as possible, for as long as possible until the wave of intakes subsides.

What can you do?

  • Come to the shelters. Come to adopt. Come to Foster. Come to foster-to-adopt.
  • Share profiles of our available pets on your social media. Browse our pets via website listings or on our mobile app.
  • Share this letter as a call to action.

*To learn more please visit or better yet head over to the shelter so we can assist you in person! Email responses may be delayed as we have all hands on deck to assist adopters and fosters at the care centers first. Please note - our animals are adopted out on a first-come, first-serve basis so hurry over if you see a boroughbred you like!*


There is no better time to join the movement to end animal homelessness in New York City.


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