• Talk to friends, family, colleagues, neighbors, and others who might be interested in taking in a pet
  • Take a photo and post the pet’s description at veterinary offices, pet stores, and on-line
  • Offer a small stipend and/or one month of pet supplies
  • E-mail local rescue groups and shelters to post the pet’s photo and information and request intake (in NYC, the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals is not a shelter; it serves as the umbrella organization for shelters and rescue groups, including many breed specific groups. A list of Alliance Participating Organizations is located at www.animalalliancenyc.org)
  • Arrange to meet with rescue organizations that do public intake appointments
  • Consider the local municipal shelter as a last resort as these organizations are required to accept animals but may also be required to euthanize animals due to lack of space. (In New York City, the municipal shelter is Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C). Locations are listed at www.nycacc.org, or call 311.)