This weeks Senior Sunday post focus’ on the Animal Haven Shelter in New York, NY
Note: In memory of my beloved Maine Coon cat, Little Minx, this week’s Senior Sunday post will include senior cats!
From the Animal Haven Shelter website
Animal Haven is a nonprofit organization that finds homes for abandoned cats and dogs throughout the Tri-State area, and provides behavior intervention when needed to improve chances of adoption. Founded in 1967, we operate an animal shelter in Manhattan. We also provide programs that enhance the bond between animals and people.
Animal Haven is a 501 (c) nonprofit organization (EIN: 11-6101487).
Animal Haven will never euthanize for space or time. Adoptable animals will stay in our care for as long as it takes to get them adopted or placed in a more suitable rescue or foster situation.
Helping Pets and People in Crisis, a safety-net program originating at the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals that is now based at Animal Haven. At Animal Haven, surrender prevention assistance includes referrals to low cost and free pet welfare services. In addition, the program offers emergency planning assistance and support for victims of domestic violence, individuals requiring brief hospitalizations, and others who risk losing their pets due to unexpected circumstance.
Pet Assistance and Resource Center works with social service programs in at-risk communities to address pet welfare needs in collaboration with community-based organizations to maximize our impact. The program provides education, support, and collaboration regarding the intersection of pet ownership and poverty. Our goal is to promote pet retention before a crisis, increase awareness of local animal welfare services, and showcase ways in which human service programs can collaborate with animal welfare organizations to prevent pet relinquishment, increase client engagement, and expand services for pet owners.
Seniors have a lot to teach, we just need to be willing to watch, listen, and learn… (Divinity’s Dad, 2012)
Here are some, but certainly not all of the senior dogs currently available for adoption from the Animal Haven Shelter.
Snowy is a 10/13-years old Maltese.
To learn more about Snowy, click the link to her Animal Haven Shelter – Adoption page
Potamus is a 7-1/2-year old Terrier Mix.
To learn more about Potamus, click the link to his Animal Haven Shelter – Adoption page
Polly is an 11-year old Dalmatian Mix.
Hi, I’m Polly and I’m a very sweet senior girl who came to Animal Haven from a NJ municipal shelter. I am a little doll who adores people and just wants to live out my golden years in a loving home.
To learn more about Polly, click the link to her Animal Haven Shelter – Adoption page
Mason is a 10-year old Terrier Mix.
Hi, my name is Mason I was brought to NYC’s Animal Care Center after my owner became ill and Animal Haven agreed to take me in and help find me a home. I’m a very easy going guy who loves to be around other dogs. I’m an older fellow, so I’m not as young and energetic as the young’uns. However, I do love me some rubs and being around other people and most dogs!
To learn more about Mason, click the link to his Animal Haven Shelter – Adoption page
Buttercup is an 8-year old Yorkie/Chihuahua, who weighs 13-pounds. Buttercup is diabetic, but she is good with other dogs.
Good with other dogs
To learn more about Buttercup, click the link to her Animal Haven Shelter – Adoption page
Bolt is a 12-year old Spitz Mix weighing 23-pounds.
To learn more about Bolt, click the link to his Animal Haven Shelter – Adoption page
Candy is a 12-year old Maltese Mix who weighs 10-pounds.
To learn more about Candy, click the link to her Animal Haven Shelter – Adoption page
Bear is a 13-year old Shepherd/Chow mix.
Hi friends! I’m Bear, a lovable senior guy. I was abandoned by my owner at a FL municipal shelter after 13-years of love & loyalty. After coming down with a cold, I found myself in line to be euthanized. But luckily an animal angel came to save me and worked with one of our donors to fly us (on a private plane, of course) to NYC.
Now I am looking for another ‘angel’ who will take me home so that I can spend the rest of my years in a loving home.
To learn more about Bear, click the link to his Animal Haven Shelter – Adoption page
Here are some, but certainly not all of the senior cats currently available for adoption from the Animal Haven Shelter.
Coney is a 7-1/2 year old Domestic Shorthair who weighs 10-1/2 pounds.
To learn more about Coney, click the link to her Animal Haven Shelter – Adoption page
Charlie Murphy is an 11-year old Domestic Shorthair who weighs 16-pounds.
Hello! My name is Charlie Murphy and everyone at Animal Haven is in love with me. It’s not hard to see why. I’m an affectionate, mellow, and curious cat. I enjoy drinking water from the tub faucet. I love to sleep and eat and will follow you around when you are home and seek attention.
To learn more about Charlie Murphy, click the link to his Animal Haven Shelter – Adoption page
Lizzy is a 9-year old Domestic Shorthair who weighs 13-pounds.
Hello new friends, my name is Lizzy and I an adorable girl who loves to snuggle, be brushed and hang out with other nice kitties! Sadly, my mommy passed away and family members were only able to find homes for three out of her four cats. But I am so happy to be at Animal Haven and have already made lots of new friends.
To learn more about Lizzy, click the link to her Animal Haven Shelter – Adoption page
Walter Pickles is an 8-year old Domestic Shorthair.
My name is “Walter Pickle Pants” and I am one of the most special, spunky, and gregarious cats you will EVER meet. Animal Haven pulled me from the city shelter, where I had been brought in as a stray. It’s hard to believe that I had been outdoors fending for myself since I am SUCH a people-friendly cat and was also born with Cerebellar Hypoplasia, a neurological condition in which the cerebellum is smaller than usual or not completely developed. But this only makes me THAT much more charming and charismatic. When I walk around, I look like I’ve had way too much tequila. But as far as I know, I am just like any other cat and don’t feel any different.
I get along well with small dogs (and guinea pigs!) but would prefer to be the only cat. My ideal home family would have someone home most the day since I crave lots of attention!
To learn more about Walter Pickles, click the link to his Animal Haven Shelter – Adoption page
Mascarita is an 8-year old Domestic Shorthair who weighs 11-pounds.
To learn more about Mascarita, click the link to her Animal Haven Shelter – Adoption page
Hubba Bubba is a 7-year old Domestic Shorthair who weighs 22-pounds.
To learn more about Hubba Bubba, click the link to his Animal Haven Shelter – Adoption page
Animal Haven Shelter contact links
To learn about all the dogs, that the Animal Haven Shelter has available for adoption, click the following links:
* Animal Haven Shelter – Website
* Animal Haven Shelter – Facebook
* Animal Haven Shelter – Twitter
* Animal Haven Shelter – YouTube
* Animal Haven Shelter – Instagram
* Animal Haven Shelter – All Available Dogs for Adoption
* Animal Haven Shelter – All Available Cats for Adoption
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