Island Cats and the Roosevelt Island Princess YinYang Project

Island Cats, originally called The Roosevelt Island Princess YinYang Project (RIPYY), was formed in 2005 to help cats abandoned on Roosevelt Island find homes or live in managed Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) colonies on the Island. More about the RIPYY project »

Adopt a Cat

Cats offered here for adoption have tested negative for FIV and FLV and live in foster homes on the Island. They come with a lifetime return guarantee. At the moment, we have no cats for adoption. We hope you will consider adopting from the Center for Animal Care and Control or City Critters. You will find their contact information on our adoption page. If you are interested in signing up to foster a newly abandoned cat, please get in touch with us at (866) 333-0084 or


Our greatest needs are for volunteers and for (tax-deductible) donations for food, shelter materials and medical expenses. We also welcome suggestions for this website and group and for new programs to help fill the needs of the Roosevelt Island community, both feline and human.

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Photos by Yan Ruan.