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A Tail at a Time, Pet Adoption and Rescue

Cause Area

  • Animals


PO Box 1655Based out of Brooklyn Heights and Hells KitchenNew York, NY 10019 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

A Tail at a Time is committed to finding permanent, loving, safe homes for domesticated animals that have either been abandoned in the streets of New York city or who end up in the New York city animal shelters (ACC).

We are a no-kill rescue organization that believes that a domesticated animal living outside is not safe and deserves the warmth and comfort of a its own home. Animals that reside in the city animal shelters deserve the right to live out their natural life expectancy.

We initially place the animals in foster homes or in adoption centers while we find loving adoptive homes for them.

We also engage in activities that strive to educate the public about the importance of spaying and neutering their pets and in the humane treatment of animals.


Our rescue group saves animals from the euthanasia list at the local city kill shelters and also we save abandonned homeless animals. These animals were someone's pet. Because of allergies, moving, divorce or simply don't want anymore these pets have been thrown out or surrendered to the city shelter where 8 out of 10 animals will be euthanised because of space.

We hold adoption events a few times a month in hopes of finding new homes for these wonderful pets we have in our care. Applications are filled out and home checks are done. We are responsible for these animals.

If you love animals and want to volunteer this is a great way of doing just that and meeting some new people!


Would you recommend A Tail at a Time, Pet Adoption and Rescue?
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by Emily B. (January 7, 2013)
I have been volunteering with A Tail at a Time for just over a year. It is so rewarding to work with this group because they treat the animals in their care as if they were their own. The shelter is kept incredibly clean and the volunteers are well trained on shelter protocols to keep the animals healthy and happy. I have learned a lot about caring for my own pets from this experience. I also get to help meet potential adopters and see the care this organization takes in making sure each animal finds a good home (not just ANY home). I would recommend this organization to anyone looking to volunteer or adopt.
by Stephanie R. (July 21, 2010)
I've been volunteering with A tail at a Time since March of 2010. I've volunteered with other animal rescue groups in the past, and never really felt appreciated like I do with this group. Animal rescue can really attract some eccentric types, but the people that run this group are down to earth and level headed. I appreciate that a lot. A Tail at a Time focuses on quality, taking great care and a lot of effort to find the best home for each cat in their care. I would recommend them to anyone who loves animals and wants to contribute to helping new York city become a no kill city.

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