Zani's Furry Friends is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to rescuing companion animals from New York City shelters where, unfortunately, they are at significant risk for euthanasia due to overcrowding. Beyond directly helping the animals we save, their rescue creates space at the shelter—thus giving another shelter cat or dog an opportunity to await a chance for adoption or rescue and thereby potentially saving yet another life. Our mission is to help you find the perfect furry companion for your family and to help every animal we rescue find the forever home they deserve.
Entirely funded by donations, we depend on our volunteers to continue our work.
We do not have a shelter or boarding facility, but instead rely upon foster homes to shelter and nurture our furry friends until a loving forever home is found.
Although not always sure of the pedigree or background of each cat or dog, those we place are generally well-socialized family pets who came to the city shelter through no fault of their own. We rescue kittens and puppies, nursing moms and litters, adults, seniors and special needs cats and dogs who deserve another chance for a loving home.
Our foster home network allows us to become fully familiar with each of our available cats and available dogs and helps us ensure the best possible match with adoptive families
We are always happy to answer any questions you may have about adopting a new pet and will gladly provide any support you may need throughout the adoption process and after you bring your new furry companion home. An experienced team of volunteers, fosters and trainers are always open to providing assistance. Please submit either a cat adoption application or a dog adoption application if you are interested in one of our adoptable pets.