Harlem Cats

A New York City, NY 10025 rescue helping to find loving homes for cats.


Pets at Harlem Cats

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  • Cats
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  • Baby
  • Puppy
  • Kitten
  • Young
  • Adult
  • Senior
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  • Male
  • Female


Female, Kitten, Bonded Pair
Domestic Shorthair


Female, Kitten, Bonded Pair
Domestic Shorthair

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1 - 2 of 2 Adoptable Pets at This Shelter

Areas Harlem Cats Serves

We serve the New York City area. We rescue most of our cats from Harlem and North Manhattan. We adopt our cats mostly to people in NYC (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx), as well as New Jersey and Connecticut.

Harlem Cats's Adoption Process

1. Meet the Pet

We like to find out a little bit about possible adopters, to make sure the cat could be a good match. But we try to plan a meeting asap!

2. Submit Application

If possible adopters are interested in adopting after they meet the cat, we ask them to fill out our adoption application.

3. Home Check

If the adoption application looks good (the person agrees not to let the cat outside, not to declaw, etc), we arrange a home check.

4. Sign Adoption Contract

The first few weeks the cat is in the new home is a trial period. We stay in close touch (text/email), and if it goes well send a contract.

Most of our kitties are in foster homes in Harlem and other parts of NYC. We love if interested adopters can meet the cat in the foster home, where the cat is most comfortable. However, if that is not possible, we can arrange a time for a meet-at-greet elsewhere, such as the vet clinic we work with.

About Harlem Cats

We are a group of rescuers working together to save as many stray and friendly cats from Harlem and North Manhattan as we can! We LIVE to find awesome homes for our rescue cats. We try to reply to emails the same day, and help you arrange a time to meet the cat asap (even though we all have "real" jobs).

All our rescue cats are vetted (spayed/neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, tested for diseases, most are microchipped). We ask a small adoption fee to help us cover vetting costs.

Most of our cats are kittens or young cats (1-2 years old). Often (but not always) we ask that kittens be adopted in pairs, especially if they are bonded with a litter mate. Some of our other cats are part of bonded pairs, and we note this in their listing.

Our rescue cats are very special to us, so we strive to make sure the people who adopt them are a good match. That's why we ask people to meet our cats and fill out an adoption application (as most rescue groups do)--it's also to help you find the perfect kitty!

Come Meet Harlem Cats's Pets

Most of our rescue cats are in foster homes in Harlem, although we do have some cats in foster homes in other parts of NYC. We also go to adoption events from time to time. We would be happy to find a good time and place for you to meet our cats!

Harlem Cats's Adopted Pets

See Adopted Pets List