We recognize and support the importance of pulling cats from euthanasia lists at city municipalities. However, Uptown Cats is especially dedicated to the direct, hands-on rescue of as many cats as possible.

Uptown Cats

We recognize and support the importance of pulling cats from euthanasia lists at city municipalities. However, Uptown Cats is especially dedicated to the direct, hands-on rescue of as many cats as possible.

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About Uptown Cats

Using a formula that works with information found in AVMA U.S Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook, and the U.S. Census, it estimates that in 2000 there were some 815,000 feral and homeless cats struggling to survive on the streets of New York City’s five boroughs. This number continually increases partly because of the very efficient feline reproductive system, but also because of well-meaning people who feed stray cats but do not prevent them from reproducing which, in effect, only helps to increase the rate of reproduction.
As a countermeasure, Uptown Cats has developed comprehensive, community-wide TNR programs for residents to use where feral cats breed: neighborhood parking lots, gardens, schoolyards, empty lots, and alleys. Uptown Cats then provides rescued cats and kittens with shelter, food, veterinary care, and, ultimately, new homes.

With the help of a volunteer workforce and support network, and under ASPCA sponsorship, Uptown Cats has sterilized some 300 cats each year (25 cats a month) since December 2004. Of these 300 cats, about 200 cannot be domesticated many feral cats, for example. These cats are returned (the “return” of “trap-neuter-return”) to live out their lives in a “managed colony,” with food and especially made winter shelter monitored by an assigned caretaker who alerts Uptown Cats in the event of illness and newly abandoned and intact cats.
Uptown Cats finds new homes for the remaining 100 or so adoptable, domesticated cats, dozens with health complications for which we provide veterinary care, including viral testing, de-worming, vaccination, and treatment for fleas and ear mites. Some cats require extensive surgical treatments and medical care for a wide range of injuries and/or illnesses. Fully recovered cats are placed as pets in well-screened, responsible households, where they are given a second chance at life.

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We need a home…

Don Juan

American Short Hair
Adult – Male – Large
House Trained
Vaccinations up to date
Neutered
Prefers a home without other cats, dogs and children
very sweet friendly, leash trained.

Dorian

Russian Blue
Adult – Male – Large
House Trained
Vaccinations up to date
Neutered
Prefers a home without other cats, dogs and children
Dorian is a sweet, mellow, boy. He is a little shy, but responds well to affection. Good for single pet home. some prior cat experience is preferred. Not ideal for a complete beginner.

Sally

Domestic Short Hair
Young – Female – Small
House Trained
Vaccinations up to date
Spayed
Prefers a home without dogs and children

Services

What We Do

Rescuing Animals

Uptown Cats is especially dedicated to the direct, hands-on rescue of as many cats as possible; from the estimated one million unwanted cats that struggle daily to survive

Health Care

All animals that are rescued receive medical treatment that  includes vaccinations, blood testing, and de-worming to get these negleted animals back to good health.

Spay & Neuter

All the rescued cats are spayed and neutered under an ASPCA sponsored Rescue and TNR humane population control program to reduce unwanted kittens in the city. 

Finding A Home

Every adoption comes with a hidden treasure. That “treasure” is a vacancy—at that moment, we are able to go out and rescue another cat from our mean streets, suffering alone.

Sponsor Adoption

Some of us want to help but maybe we don’t have the right home for a certain cat or the home is full. There are some people out there that can provide a home for a cat but can’t come up with the adoption fees. This is where adoption sponsorship comes in.

Sponsor Foster Care

We work with a generous group of people that are happy to foster cats that we rescue but this can be costly. We are looking for people that want to help but may not be able to take in another cat. Please subscribe to help offset the expenses for giving an animal a life that all living things deserve.

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