About Our Rescue Group...
Zani's Furry Friends is an organization committed to rescuing companion animals from New York City's shelters where, unfortunately, they are at risk for euthanasia due to overcrowding. Each dog or cat rescued from a shelter opens a cage and gives an opportunity to another pet to await a chance for adoption or rescue, thereby potentially saving yet another life.
Although we are not always sure of the pedigree or background of each animal, those we place are generally well socialized family pets who came to the shelter through no fault of their own. We rescue kittens and puppies as well as adult animals who deserve another chance for a loving home. 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. Our dogs and cats are all up to date with vaccines, and spayed or neutered. Dogs are microchipped and heartworm negative and cats have tested negative for FIV (if old enough) and FeLV. Young kittens must be adopted in pairs or to homes with other cat(s) to ensure the companionship and socialization they require. Adolescent or adult cats may be adopted solo, if appropriate.
Adopters are asked to complete an application and spend time with their prospective companion animals. All adopters are carefully screened via vet and personal references, and a home visit is conducted. A donation in an amount agreeable to all parties is requested to help defray our expenses (medical, transport, training, pet supplies, etc). We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and are always in need of donations. That donation can be in the form of healthy treats, quality pet food, crates, blankets, new leashes and collars, toys, gift certificates to pet supply stores, kitty litter, etc. - all are gratefully accepted!
Please look at our list of adoptables, and if you don't find one that seems right for you, or if you see one that is already flagged as adopted, please contact us at email@example.com to let us know what you are looking for; perhaps we can help find the perfect match. We continually rescue new animals and will keep in mind specific requests from good homes.
Zani's Furry Friends is a volunteer organization which receives no funding or sponsorship. We depend on the generosity of those who are willing to donate time, supplies and money--and we are always in need of additional foster homes for either dogs or cats so that we may help free more animals from a dark fate at the shelter. Unfortunately our city's shelters face a continual space problem, and dozens of healthy, adoptable animals lose the race of time daily. If you are interested in opening your home and heart to foster one or more of our rescues, making a donation, or assisting with the myriad of details and chores that is involved in saving these precious lives, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We look forward to working with you.
Come Meet Our Pets...
Zani's furry friends are mostly from the NYC shelter system. Our foster network is located in the NYC area.
Our dogs and cats are wonderful animals who can be placed with families w/ other pets. We foster most of our own adoptees and most are good w/ children and other dogs and cats.
Applicants are screened via an application which can be downloaded from www.zanisfurryfriends.org (hyperlink to applicatoins on home page), then returned to us via email. Potential adopters must come meet the dog/cat at the foster home. All our adoptable furry friends are fully vaccinated, spayed/neutered, microchipped and either feline combo tested or heartworm tested depending on whether the adoptee is a cat or a dog, respectively.
Our Adoption Process...
Contact must first be made either via email or telephone. Then there is a follow up of whichever means of contact were not used (we like to speak to the person as well as cyberspeak to her/him). There is an adoption application (http://zanisfurryfriends.org hyperlink on home page which needs to be completed and emailed back to us) from which references are carefully checked, including vet refs, a Home Visit requirement, an interview, and fees are in the form of a donation agreeable to all parties involved.
Adoption donations are $125-200 per cat/kitten depending on breed/age/health/temperament; special needs and seniors less; pairs of kittens generally $225-250 unless exotic breeds. Adoption donation
includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, rabies, microchip and feline combo test.
Adoption donations are $175-250 per dog/puppy depending on breed/age/health/temperament; special needs and seniors less. Adoption donation includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, rabies, microchip, and