Animals, Pets and Wildlife

Extreme Heat

Keep your pets safe. For help finding a city Cooling Center that accepts pets, call 311 or go to 311 online. Your local Petco may be a Cooling Center for you and your pets — view the map for details.

Guinea Pigs Prohibited from NYC Pet Shops

Starting June 11, 2023, NYC pet shops will no longer be able to sell, display, give away or transfer any guinea pigs.

Pet shops should immediately stop placing orders for new guinea pig inventory and sell or transfer guinea pigs in your current inventory by June 11, 2023.

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