Social Tees Animal Rescue is a not-­for-profit, strictly no-­kill 501c3 organization in the East Village of NYC that takes abandoned animals from kill shelters and provides them with safe haven and veterinary care before placing them in proper forever homes.

We rescue, rehabilitate, and place over 3,000 dogs, cats, birds, and exotics per year. All dogs and cats we rescue are neutered; up to date on vaccines; microchipped; tested; treated with defleaing, deworming, and demiting medication as necessary; and more.

Founded in 1991, Social Tees Animal Rescue is a long­standing member of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC Animals and a participating shelter under the City of New York’s Animal Care and Control New Hope Program, which places animals in local no-­kill shelters. We work closely with the ASPCA, the North Shore Animal League, and Petco. We have also partnered with rescue groups in Tennessee and California, where the euthanasia rates are higher than they are in the northeast, via which we rescue and find forever homes for hundreds of animals annually.

Social Tees Animal Rescue relies heavily on benevolent donations from the public, 100 percent of which are used directly to save animals’ lives. Click here to make a donation!


Board of Directors

President and Director:
Samantha Brody,

Treasurer and Director of Volunteer Operations & Events:
Marisa Adler,

Member of the Board and Director of Rescue Operations:
Dimitra Molossi Bennett,

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Location and Hours
325 East 5th Street
New York, NY 10003

Hours: Adoptions etc. by appointment

Please Note: We do not keep dogs and cats onsite, all are in foster homes. See who’s up for adoption here, and meet them during weekend adoption events.