We are an IRC 501 (c)3 public charity, whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome companion animals whose welfare is otherwise at risk. We “specialize” in what some people call “special needs,” while we consider the pets simply special–cats with only 3 legs, cats with a neurological condition that affects balance and coordination, dogs to be euthanized because of a remediable condition (broken leg, for instance), cats with contagious conditions who simply need treatment, etc. We rescue primarily from the NYCACC, the NYC shelter system, which has an obligation to receive every animal that crosses its threshold, and thus is overwhelmed with strays, owner surrenders, cruelty and eviction seizures, and more. We treat all treatable conditions, and find homes. We are all volunteers–no one is compensated for her or his time or efforts or skill–and we do it because of a profound love and respect for the animals.