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Rescued Pet Wellness Package:
Contribute to the care of a stray cat or dog with a $250 "Rescued Pet Wellness Package" at the Humane Society of New York. Upon arrival, the animal receives an examination by a veterinarian, neutering, and all inoculations and tests necessary to prepare the pet for adoption. Donors will receive a photo and bio of their sponsored pet.
Contact: Anne-Marie Karash, 212.752.4842
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We are always in need of a variety of items necessary for the daily operations of our clinic, Vladimir Horowitz / Wanda Toscanini Horowitz Adoption Center, and administrative office.

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"We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals. Remote from universal nature, and living by complicated artifice, man in civilization surveys the creature through the glass of his knowledge and sees thereby a feather magnified and the whole image in distortion. We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth."

Henry Beston from The Outermost House

The HSNY earns
Seal of Excellence

Of the 1,000,000 charities operating in the United States today, it is estimated that fewer than 50,000, or 5 percent, meet or exceed these standards, and, of those, fewer than 2,000 have been awarded this Seal.


Supporters should know that efficient management (by a superior staff of professionals working with a non-salaried President, Board of Directors and volunteers) allows an impressive 94.44% of all monies raised to go directly into program activities.

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HSNY is a founding board member of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC Animals

HSNY is Proud to Have Been Green for Many Years

Rowsby Dog Pavilion
The Alpha Workshop original murals grace our 
"Rowsby Dog Pavilion"

One of many HSNY Outreach Visits

Humane Society of New York's most recent visit to the Hebrew Home for the Aged was May 2014. It was a day enjoyed by all. For more images of our visits
click here

Mayor's proclamation declaring "Humane Society of New York Centennial Day."

Bill Berloni Wins a Tony

Lambert Kay and Arm & Hammer® Present the 2003 Shelter of the Year Award to the Humane Society of New York At Dog World's 49th Annual Show Dogs of the Year Awards.

Lyme disease is a serious illness that affects both people and animals. Please speak to your veterinarian to make sure your cats and dogs are protected. Again, this is a very serious, potentially life-threatening illness.
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Humane Society of New York


Marilyn Monroe "Ballerina" Sitting,
1952 New York City
Photographed by Milton H. Greene
©2013 Joshua Greene www.archiveimages.com

Fourth Benefit
Photography Auction, held on
Thursday, June 13, 2013, was happily a great success.

The money raised will provide much needed care for the city's neediest animals.


Introducing a beautiful new book
of photographs
which benefits the Humane Society of New York by the well-known international photographer
Rachael Hale McKenna.

Click below to order your copy

HSNY at the 16th Annual Broadway Barks. Once again, the Broadway Theatre Community came together to find homes for the animals of New York.

Ben & Jerry’s Core Tour Ice Cream Truck visited the Humane Society of New York providing ice cream for the staff and clients in attendance.


This little dog had done nothing wrong but be in the hands of someone who abused the privilege of having an animal...

To follow Little Lowell's journey of recovery through our photo documentation click here

Latest Report
Little Lowell recovered from eye surgery. Due to a weak immune system, he had to be treated for a severe fungal infection of the skin. Little Lowell has gained 6 pounds, and with time his hair is growing, his strength and enjoyment for life is returning. We so appreciate the donations that have come in for his care. Thank you to all. We will have another update soon.

If you would like to contribute to his well-being, please make a donation

Just days after Little Lowell was found abandoned, the police found yet another dog...

Read the stories here

We are happy to update the stories of Little Lowell, Alessandra, & Nicoletta.

Donations made on their behalf are so appreciated

Little Lowell goes for a stroll

Little Lowell relaxing in his bed after a fun-filled day

Alessandra stops to smell the flowers

Though she almost died from neglect and cruelty, Nicoletta behaved in a loving and caring way with her kittens. Now that the babies are healthy and adoption-ready, we are happy to help Nicoletta regain her strength. She is blossoming into a beautiful cat.

Felix and Miracle during playtime in the Adoption Center

Several neighbors telephoned the police to report barking coming from the abandoned house. No one had lived there for years, but somehow a dog got in or was left there. When the officers arrived they saw the little dog curled up with two puppies. The mother dog looked to be in terrible shape: matted, thin and filthy. They were huddled and shivering together on the cold floor with no food or water. All three were brought to the Society.

The mother was in such poor health we had to separate her from her puppies. Our staff bottle fed the pups until they started to eat on their own.

Miracle was only about a year old. She liked people, but it was obvious that she hadn’t been socialized with other dogs. She wouldn’t start a fight, but she would become nervous and barked angrily if another dog approached her.

Her small size and floppy ears appealed to many people looking for a dog just like her to take to the dog park. Or play with their friends’ dogs. But that life was not for Miracle. Until the right situation came along we wanted to make her life as stress-free as possible; after her initial medical care we settled her in a quiet area with cats. Dogs and cats can often live together in harmony. Sure enough, Miracle didn’t bark at them and seemed very content.

Felix was a Hurricane Sandy rescue kitten. We got him right after the storm, when he was just three weeks old. He needed a lot of treatment for many ailments, including a broken leg. Surgery was not an option for a kitten that young, so we treated him and patiently waited for it to heal. In the meantime he lived on the adoption floor, near Miracle.

Whenever Miracle was let out of her pen she immediately ran over to visit Felix. Felix would start to groom her and Miracle would run away, quickly return, and bow down to him. For the first time in her life our “Miracle on 59th Street” was having fun.

Miracle liked all of the cats, but no one as much as Felix. They would visit on and off for a period of time each day. After his leg was fully mended they would often play until they were both exhausted, and sometimes they’d take a little nap. We hoped that we would meet someone who would adopt them together. Then we met Jean, who had just lost her senior dog; her cat had passed away three months earlier. She had seen Miracle’s picture and was interested in adopting her.

When we let Miracle out of her pen, she, as usual, ran around the corner to visit Felix. Jean started laughing and asked about their history. When she saw them interact with one another she felt that she couldn’t take one home without the other.

5 months later… returning to visit for their checkup, they sat for a portrait by visiting New Zealand photographer, Rachael Hale McKenna

Our wish for all animals, everywhere, is a safe place to lay their heads at night.
--Virginia Chipurnoi, President

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Thank you so much to Shane and Sixpoint-Brewery for the funds raised at the 2011, 2012, & 2013 Beer for Beasts events, that have helped thousands
of animals.

Click here for information about Beer for Beasts 2014

A Flat-Coated Retriever mix was brought to HSNY from a kill shelter when she was going to be put to sleep because she had heartworm.

HSNY named her Beauty. On intake, we found her to be very debilitated and we have taken time to build her up. Beauty has been on a heartworm treatment protocol and we are preparing her for the injections which begin on July 15th.

Beauty has a lovely nature and we are all pulling for her.

Heartworm is a very serious disease, and sadly, so many dogs, particularly those transported from the South, are struggling with this illness. It is so easy to prevent, but difficult and time-consuming to treat.

Beauty has received her second injection and is doing well. Until she is cured she must live a quiet existence with minimum exercise. Such a wonderful dog -- we will keep you updated on her recovery.

She would sit for hours, in the cold, looking up at my window

We receive many letters, emails and phone calls daily.

We recently received
this letter:

"To the Humane Society of New York,

I took in a cat I've named Beenie. She belonged to my landlord, who got her to get rid of the mice in his cellar.

I live alone and try to mind my own business, but I would hear him yell at her at night and chase her down to the basement. Some of my neighbors were also concerned, but he owns our building and could evict us if he wanted to. I had trouble sleeping thinking about her. It was so cold out and she would sit outside my window and look for me. I took this picture.

When I would come out of my building she would run up to me. I would sneak her treats from my pocket and pat her on the head. When I stopped petting her she would follow me. One time she followed me all the way to the bus stop. I was worried that she would get hurt or run over by a car.

Last week I saw him putting her inside his car, and asked him if something was wrong. He said the cat was sick and he was going to get rid of her. "I'm not spending money on this cat. I'll just pick up another one for free." I then asked if I could buy her and offered him what money I had in my pocketbook, $13 and some change. He took it and laughed. He said that I paid too much for her.

I've had her now one week. She is very thin. Her eyes are runny, she sneezes a lot and shakes and scratches at her ears. I believe she has had kittens. I'm afraid to take her anywhere because if I can't pay the bill, I don't know what would happen. One place said that I should contact you. I always pay my bills, but I only have a little bit to work with every month."

We asked her to bring Beenie right in. The little tortoiseshell cat was very weak and malnourished. Ear mites had left her eardrums with some permanent damage and, although she could see, one of her eyes would always have discharge due to a chronic upper respiratory infection that was left untreated.

After many weeks of medical care we sent Beenie home, happily knowing she would be lovingly cared for.

"when I stopped petting her she would follow me."


In Memory of Stuart
1979 - 2013

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The Importance of Elephants to our world: please view.

Our work in 1928 in the NY Times

In the winter of 1928, Supt. Harry Moran (right) of the Humane Society of New York fits a working horse with non-skids, distibuted free by the Society.

Click Here for a Brief Visual History of the HSNY



Toby and Lafayette photographed by our good friend Richard Phibbs in the HSNY Adoption Center.
Click here for his latest photos of theSociety's adoption animals

Adoptable Animals

Richard Phibbs' many photo shoots with HSNY adoption animals have created lovely portraits. These photos have been seen all over the world, inspiring shelters everywhere to do the same. Click here for the article on Richard Phibbs’ latest photographs of our dogs and cats looking for homes in Italian magazine AMICA.
“Witnessing Phibbs and his crew devote equal effort to the shelter and its animals - clients who couldn't even begin to generate the kind of fees Phibbs' talent commands... told the story best. If anyone needed Phibbs’ caliber of PR and an eye towards revealing a soul’s inner beauty- it was the loyal animals who had suffered from their human’s misfortunes. These former family pets needed a head shot and a good publicist –Phibbs provided both.” – Dr. Pia Salk who was there for one of the Phibbs’ photo shoots

There are too many animals who have no home to go to and will never have a home to go to. Please neuter and don't breed.

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Dr. Shachar Malka, DVM, Diplomate ABVP(Avian) provides care for a wide range of companion pets including birds, reptiles, rabbits, guinea pigs and other exotics.

Dr. Malka is a member of AAV, AEMV, ARAV and AAZV.

Dr. Malka treated George, the swan, for a bacterial infection.

Watch Gladys as she is reunited with her mate

Watch Gladys and George return to the flock together

After medical care, he was able to return to his mate, Gladys, and the sanctuary

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Carriage Horse Retirement Program
For several years now, the Humane Society of New York has had a program to help place retiring carriage horses. For information about our carriage horse adoption program, click here.

HSNY Canvas Tote

This beautiful cotton canvas tote measures 13" x 13" and features the Humane Society of New York's logo. $15.00 with free shipping