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Inky Blue Animal Rescue

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Target demographics: Rescue and rehpmódogs and cats find permanent.homes

Direct beneficiaries per year: 50 students and 250 dogs and cats.

Geographic areas served: New York City & Puerto Rico

Programs: Education, hands on animal rescue, and empowering youth with purpose, job readiness and confidence with internships in our adoption centers. Youth served are highschool stufe students and foster youth.

Community Stories

70 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

grivas01

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our experience was excellent! The adoption process was quick and Marina was especially very helpful. We received all the information needed including medical papers, basic info on how to care for a cat (helpful for a newbie like me) etc. We're very happy to have our cute little baby Jack! He's the sweetest cuddle monster and never fails to put a smile on my face. I highly recommend adopting from Inky Blue.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Inky Blue Animal Rescue is a vital part of the our community. Their hard work and dedication to the animals that share our world make an immense difference.

Not only in the lives of the animals they rescue, but in those of the humans with whom they connect the animals.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I loved my new cat from the moment we met, and she felt at home within half an hour of hopping out of her carrier: nosing around, popping in and out from under furniture, and helping herself to a snack. By the end of the day, we had totally bonded and she was a glutton for affection, giving me headbutts and weaving between my legs as we went from room to room together. She is super healthy and well-adjusted, and showed up right from the vet with her latest vaccination records. This is everything I could hope for from a companion adoption service. A+

Loyal M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Love this organization I didn't have no one to turn to until my friend gave me their number. Once I contact them they helped immediately to rescue my cat. Thank you because I didn't want my cat to go to someone that wasn't going to take it them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My experience was great! The help I got to see what was best for my kitten was so appreciated. She was so nice to me with everything and helped me adopt my kitten that I love so much. She checks up to see if the kitten is doing well which shows how much they care for their animals. Love my experience 100%

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my sweet girl Sheena about 3 months ago. There were many cats available. I wanted a nice, mellow lap cat that would be happy just with me. I asked endless questions and was given great advice. Sheena and I are perfect for each other! Thank you!

Mark P.7

Client Served

Rating: 5

My Mandela was a rescue and had been fostered by Inky Blue, they had him for 5 months before I adopted him. They brought Mandela back from the jaws of death with much needed medical help at their own expense. Now I have a wonderful companion, thank you Inky Blue for bringing him to me.

Yessica M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Everyone at Inky Blue Animal is amazing! They are caring and go above and beyond for all of their rescues. It’s been a privilege being able to be a part of their mission.

Marina Z.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

True animal lovers resque group. Great people attitude and attentive to applicants needs and open to listen and make the best match. Highly recommend Inky Blue Animal Companion Resque Group if you want to add a new furry member to your family.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Veey happy with our adoption experience. And our beautiful kitty, Celeste. Thank You!

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am the Executive Director of this organization and adopted one of the best souls on this planet that has truly changed me forever: my yellow lab, Theo.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I were happy with the adoption process on the whole. And we love our dog. MIsa

Client Served

Rating: 5

Really appreciated the fact that the cats were able to wander and play inside the room with the glass door. They are not cooped up in a cage 24/7.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My teenage daughter volunteers here and my 20 year old son had a self-directed internship with this organization and I am pleased with the affect it has had on both of then. The real life experience (caring for animals is not always glamorous, nor.fun, and also pitting their energy to a cause we all care about, is helping them build character and confidence.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Very patient and well mannered adoption counselors. Very classy.

Client Served

Rating: 5

i enthusiastically recommend adopting a companion from this rescue for so many reasons. count on me when I tell you that i rarely give a great review online.

Client Served

Rating: 5

professional and courteous animal adoption service . Am very pleased with my experience.

Client Served

Rating: 5

After weeks of searching for the right kitty kat, I proceeded to find two amazing cats (brothers) at this group's adoption center in East River Plaza in NYC that I love and adore! The adoption counselor I worked with was wonderful, thanks again!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I will admit that i was super negative when my fiance proposed that we open our heart and home to a sheleter/rescue dog, but
6 months have have passed and i have done a major 180 in my way of thinking. We are in love with our German shepard girl.


Client Served

Rating: 5

I had a wonderful experience adopting my dog, piper, from this organization.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I met William and the inky blue team through an extended network of rescuers and heard very positive testaments to his character that i teamed up with his organization four years ago.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

happy new cat owner here, and as of yesterday, now a volunteer. Classy organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a puppy that was in excellent health and temperament from a well-groomed Adoption counselor

Client Served

Rating: 5

Highly reccomend this adoption group to everyone. Found them via word of mouth.

Client Served

Rating: 5

5 stars. Me and my husband and children are in love with the kittens we adopted.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Adopted my beautiful dog from this orgainization. So happy i did.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Adopted my puppy Carmello from this adoption group and I am happy beyond expectation.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5


Our internship program for our youth at inky Blue's adoption center in Manhattan is going strong after the formation on our partnership since 2012.

NYC Mission Society




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Client Served

Rating: 5

Very happy with my decision to adopt my baby from this organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Very happy with the health and temperament of the cats up for adoption. I adopted two beautiful cats from this organization. Thank you.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love volunteering at Inky Blue. I look forward to it every Saturday. The cats are so cute and very cared for by the other volunteers and William. He's very nice and helpful to potential adopters and I've seen them leave with a good experience and their new pet. It's been such a great experience.

Neil Coppola

Donor

Rating: 5

I have known the owner of Inky Blue Sea Animal Rescue, Will Divney, for over 15 years. Will is an honest, hardworking and devoted friend to people and certainly animals. He takes great pride in Inky Blue Sea Animal Rescue and loves and pampers all his charges—both cats and dogs. He makes sure the 4-legged darlings are adopted out to wonderful responsible owners. Will feels blessed doing what he loves doing and we are proud of Will and Inky Blue Sea Animal Rescue. (Reviewed by Richard C.)

Previous Stories

Board Member

Rating: 5

I'm a Board member of this grassroots cat and dog rescue non-profit group. We have placed many a homeless kitten/cat/puppy/dog with grateful and loving persons/families. With many of the rescued animals coming from Puerto Rico, we have placed beautiful little critters from the New York City area as well.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering here since October 2016 and became an intern during summer of 2017. I can honestly say that this animal rescue cares so much about it's animals and it is shown through the way the animals are taken care of. I love volunteering here because everyone, (especially the Executive Director: Will) is so passionate about finding good and forever homes for the cats. They are clean, healthy, and up-to-date with their vaccinations. Most of them are very friendly while the others are adorably shy; it's so refreshing to see how different their personalities are. Love this place so much!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love volunteering at inky blue I've been volunteering at inky blue for 2 years helping some amazing cats and kittens and dogs fine wonderful homes. So please come and adopted these loving cat animals who need a home

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer at Inky Blue Animal Rescue for about 3 months now since August 2017, this is a great place that really cares about animals specifically cats. The cats are well taken care of, all with their shots up to date. Every time I walk in to volunteer, the cats look healthy,safe, and even seem really playful. I really enjoy coming in to see the cats.The manager Will is great, and shows that he really loves the cats by taking care of them. I have not really seen another person who is a devoted to helping animals like Will.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

All the cats are friendly, although some may be shy, with time they'll open up to you! They are taken care of and made sure they get the proper treatment they need before being adopted.

1 v.stone

Client Served

Rating: 5

Adopted my dog and two cats from this group. Very Happy

Client Served

Rating: 5

Excellent, personable, quality experience adopting from this rescue.

Client Served

Rating: 5

purrfect place to hunt for kittys and then adopt. word of mouth reccomendtion. im very pleased.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

i am rather impressed by the many hats the Executive Director wears. i had the pleasure of working with him and his intern for the month of October into early November and plan on returning over Xmas break. Taking photos of their adoptable fur babes was a big enough task to handle in and of itself, and so I must be too artsy for my own good at times. I dont know where he gets so much energy to have his hands in so many places. I'm def. inspired and happy to have helped a few dogs and cats get some exposure with my amateur photography

Client Served

Rating: 5

Deeply satisfied with the level of customer service here. Highly recommend.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Helpful, sweet chelsea and founder, William Cassius are the good, honest people who held me and my husbands hand for the first week with a new cat that we adopted who is just lovely. First time, appreciative cat adopters here. Thanks and keep up the great work.

Doctor Night

Donor

Rating: 5

Fabulous adoptions team. I was impressed beyond expectation. Thank you!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Will and Chealsea are the best they were very helpful and very kind..

Client Served

Rating: 5

Reliable, easy, transparent adoption organization. After adopting my cat Chester thru inky Blue, I started volunteering here a year lated, and I love it. The Founder of this group is inspiring. He puts word to action.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Very happy with the two beautiful pups we adopted from here.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

i've been volunteering at Inky Blue for 2 months now and i really love it! Inky Blue is a great organization for people who are looking a furry four-legged friend!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

An organization that truly cares about pets. Adopted a dog from inky blue and she's the sweetest puppy on the planet. Definitely an organization I would recommend to others.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer with this organization, mainly with cats, and I just have to say that they are phenomenal. They treat their rescues with love and compassion. No matter what temperament the cats have, those who work for Inky Blue treat them as their own. Also the people I work for really are amazing people who care about everyone, coworkers and animals, like family.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Very satisfied with my adoption experience. Nice people, quality companion animals for adoption.

Client Served

Rating: 5

my dog is amazing. I really reccomend this place. thank you! god bless Sarah Cannon.

wiibelieveicanfly

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

went to FIVE rescues including the ASPCA with no luck and finallyfound a cat that was heathy and sweet as can be. staff was very nice.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a very straight-to-the point kind of guy. Great Animals. healthy. kudos to the Adoptions director for his generous time patience and keen advice we adopted two dogs.named Bradley and flannery and were nervous first time pet parents and we couldnt be happier. Aplus.

Dan and Jill Weiskey

Henessy R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm in high school and I just started volunteering here. I love it! In my first week I already got one kitten adopted and it felt amazing. If you're looking for great and lovable companions, come to Inky Blue Sea . You won't regret it.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Inky Blue is a wonderful organization. I have known them for a long time and have witnessed them rescue many animals in dire need. They work tirelessly to save animals and deeply care about each and every one.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer at this non profit organization. I spent my summer there adopting out wonderful kind cats that needed a home. We work very hard and take many hours out of our schedule to take care and spend time with these amazing animals. I am greatful to have found inky blue. I have boosted up my social skills and learned many new experiences. I look forward to working here for various years. I have came to make the most feisty cat into a sweetheart his name is bruce. He's a gorgeous black cat with green eyes. I seriously have never loved a cat so much in my life.

Marjorie3

Client Served

Rating: 5

On July 11, 2013 I adopted a wonderful dilute calico cat who I named Delilah...she is such an angelic and affectionate cat...she will be 9 years old. She's great in every way and she gets along beautifully with our other cats...she loves everyone who enters our home and has brightened my life!!! William Divney is a fantastic and caring human being. He thought Delilah was the perfect cat for my household and he proved right..I would highly recommend his organization to my friends. What William Divney does in Puerto Rico is such a rewarding and giving thing to do!! It takes a unique person with a heart of gold to do this type of work.

Marjorie Stein

Theresa50

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer at Inky Blue with my class of adults with autism. We were fortunate enough to have been given an opportunity...it's not easy to find worksites for adults with disabilities. William was so helpful and understanding. We have been volunteering there for a year, and my students have learned new and long lasting vocational skills. For many of my students, getting a job working with animals is a dream. With their new skills, a job with animals can very well become a reality. Inky Blue is a wonderful organization that does wonderful things. I hope they are around a long time!

Amy_195

Client Served

Rating: 5

Inky Blue Rescue is a wonderful organization. I found them at Petsmart in East Harlem. I was in Petsmart buying supplies for my fish tank. I always stop to look at the cats. A lovely young volunteer spoke to me about one of the cats, how sweet & lovely he was. She told me about the rescue group & how they bring the cats in from Puerto Rico. It's a beautiful thing that Inky Blue is doing. Within a day, this cat was in my home. He has brought me tremendous joy & happiness. The staff is highly professional. All questions are promptly answered. They are very experienced when dealing with any issues regarding the animals. Everyone I've told about Inky Blue has commented on the noble cause they are doing. My only wish is that this facility would be more recognized & visible.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I adopted our beautiful kitten from this organization. We couldn't be happier. They were so helpful and answered all of our questions even after we adopted our sweety. They really care about putting their animals in good homes, not just any home. When we adopt our next cat, we for sure will get him/her from Inky Blue. We have an amazing companion. She snuggles us all day and every day.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a young cat after fostering her for a couple months. I appreciate the organization's flexibility when it came to fostering as I was not sure I was ready to adopt. I am happy I did adopt though, as my kitty is healthy, beautiful and spunky! If you are looking to adopt from a small organization, Inky Blue is the way to go; they are compassionate and have truly special animals. Love the fact that my kitten was rescued from Puerto Rico!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

ok.great experience at their adoption event. a tell it it like is organization with very nice support staff and great looking dogs and cats.

Client Served

Rating: 5

adopted two.amazong kittens from this group after reaading the good. reviews. im So happy with the kittens i adopted!


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Irene10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I really have wonderful time here! All the cats are taken care of so well. They got chances to come out of cages all the time. This made them very outgoing and friendly to human. I think that's one of many reasons why we adopt out so many cats. Everyone loves happy friendly cats!