The Wildlife Freedom Foundation is a Not-for-profit 501c(3) organization, pet/rescue shelter with New York State Registration No.: RR350. In addition we rehabilitate wildlife (NY State and Federally licensed) in fact, one of the scopes of our mission is advocating to protect, preserve and conserve wildlife in New York City.

Lunch at our Cat Sanctuary
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Our three Cat Sanctuaries in NYC are located on Roosevelt Island. The largest and most visited is located in Southpoint Park and it has become a tourist attraction. The sanctuary has been rated by The Culture Trip and other publications as a “Must Visit” in New York City.

The cat sanctuary houses twenty three lovely, stray cats. These pets all have a history of neglect, abandonment or animal abuse. Our rescued cats are all spayed/neutered, vaccinated, micro-chipped and friendly. Most of them love to meet and greet visitors. In our sanctuaries they are cared for daily by our loving, compassionate volunteers.

Come to meet our cats and share your love. Would you like to join our team of volunteers?

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A special visit Volunteer for a Day: PS51

Reward for Kiwi

$250 reward for the safe return of Kiwi, who has been missing from the Octagon Cat Sanctuary since December 11, 2020.

$862 Donated

YOU can save birds during migration season!

How can you help the birds avoiding to collide with your windows? Please draw blinds, curtains and shades in your apartment and lobbies. Please make the windows visible to birds and you will help saving their lives. Turn Off unnecessary interior lights during the migration season! Keep your plants away from the windows; turn off […]

Our Cat Sanctuary in NYC

                    Our Cat Sanctuary houses 22 cats. They all have names and most of them like to meet and greet visitors.   Interesting Facts: Are stray/feral cats considered wildlife in New York State? No, stray/feral cats are not considered wildlife in New York. All cats, whether […]

$5710 Donated

Rehabilitating Wildlife

Rehabilitating Wildlife Every year the Wildlife Freedom Foundation comes to the aid of many injured, distressed or orphaned wild animals in need of immediate help. With the training, skills and devotion of our State & Federally licensed wildlife rehabilitator, hundreds of animals can be successfully rescued, rehabilitated and released back into the wild where they […]

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