Animals & Wildlife

Important Notice: New Laws Affecting NYC Pet Shops Take Effect April 1, 2016 (PDF) Other languages: [Español] [中文] [Русский] NEW

Health Code Changes Affecting Animals and Animal Businesses: Learn about Changes That Affect Horse and Stable Owners, Boarding Kennels, Grooming Parlors, Training Establishments, Pet Shops, and Circuses and Exhibitors (PDF) Other languages: [Español] [中文] [Русский]

Although New Yorkers live in a city, they come into contact with many animals, both wild and domestic. Learn about the care, options and regulations involving New York City animals and wildlife.

See hot weather tips for pet owners

Learn about emergency preparedness for pet owners

To report an incidence of cruelty to animals, call 311 or file a report .

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Also see the Rat Information Portal

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