"Animals shouldn't die in shelters because they don't have homes.  Shelters are killing for space and that is not acceptable." - Dr. Andrew Kaplan (article)

What is The Toby Project?

The Toby Project is a nonprofit organization working to end the killing of thousands of adoptable dogs and cats each year in New York City's animal shelters through a targeted, free and low-cost spay/neuter initiative.

We are the only organization in NYC whose sole mission is to reduce growth of shelter populations by preventing the births of unwanted dogs and cats. We will make NYC a true "no-kill" community by directing spay and neuter at the very animals who would otherwise perpetuate a vicious cycle of unwanted birth and unnecessary death.


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To date, The Toby Project has spayed or neutered 91,229 animals.

Left to breed and multiply unchecked, 91,229 dogs and cats can yield as many as 1,121,021,952 offspring in only 5 years.

See How Spaying and Neutering Helps

The People Behind The Toby Project

Every member of The Toby Project team--from our board members to our committed staff and crew--plays a part in creating and furthering our reputation as a compassionate organization with a dedication to our mission.

Meet Our Leadership & Staff

Organizations We Admire

We, at The Toby Project, value the contributions that many organizations make in support of animal welfare and rights.


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