Animal Care & Control is waving adoption fees for cats 1 year and older to deal with the overflow.
Advocates discouraged pet shoppers from buying animals and offered cats for adoption instead.
A man slashed a 24-year-old woman in front of the Auburn Family Shelter, police said.
Neighborhood Cats started "Staten Island Clean Sweep" last month to help curb the population of strays.
Residents say fights and crime occur regularly at the 200-bed shelter in Downtown Brooklyn.
Animal Care and Control is encouraging those interested in the dog to take home another needy animal.
Many kids who lived at The Auburn Family Residence have been moved to other shelters across the city.
The new shelter, which will take cats and rabbits among others, will not be allowing dogs right away.
The hard-won 10-bed shelter left the Greenpoint Reformed Church.
The NYPD asked those who can to help, and provided shelter information for those in need.
Brooklyn Technical High School housed hundreds of elderly and ill evacuees.
George Washington High School is housing dozens of people who were homeless before the hurricane.
A raccoon found its way into an atrium at the Baisley Park branch in South Jamaica during the storm.
Residents who escaped Sandy with their lives took shelter in Staten Island.
DNAinfo.com New York has a list of the closest shelters across the city.
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