http://www.petsalive.com/ -- Middletown no kill shelter and savior of stray New Paltz cats.
http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_about/rules_and_regulations/rr_1-04.html -- New York City parks authority, where I found this gem:
"§1-04 Prohibited Uses"
"(g) Abuse of Park Animals"
"(1) No person shall within any park (including any zoo area) molest, chase, wound, trap, hunt, shoot, throw missiles at, kill or remove any animal, any nest, or the eggs of any amphibian, reptile or bird; or knowingly buy, receive, have in his or her possession, sell or give away any such animal or egg taken from or killed within any park (including any zoo area)." (emphasis mine.)
Also note the amazing "throw missiles at."