dogcat1Stray Haven Humane Society & SPCA is a Humane Society dedicated to ensuring the protection of animals through education and service. Proudly serving Tioga County, NY and the Greater Valley, PA for over 40 years. Stray Haven is a non-profit organization that relies on the generosity of our community to support our programs and continuing operation of our animal shelter. Through your donations and volunteer activities, we can continue providing the animals in our care and community the respect and care they deserve.



Our adoptable dogs and cats are listed at Petfinder.com and on the ADOPT page. Stop by the Stay Haven animal shelter during our open hours to meet one of our many wonderful animals ready for their fur-ever home! Lost pet? Contact your local dog catcher (list below for Tioga County NY) or call the shelter at 607-565-2859.

Humane Education & Cruelty Prevention

Report suspected cruelty or animal neglect in Tioga County, NY to the Humane Officer at Stray Haven Humane Society & SPCA. Call us at (607) 565-2859. Complaints will be kept confidential and investigated.  If an animal is in immediate danger, call your local police department.

Email your reports directly to our Humane Officer, Cindy Hanbury  report@strayhavenspca.com


Volunteering is a rewarding service and our animals would appreciate your time and love. Dog walking, Cat cuddling, lawn care; with volunteer picso many opportunities, contact us for details! We welcome volunteers every day we are open. Saturdays we have a dedicated Volunteer Coordinator to assist with cat & dog socializing fun as well as helping out with the chores to keep our animals happy and healthy. Complete your Volunteer Application before you arrive and spend more time with the animals!

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Participate in our Events to promote Stray Haven and Pet Adoption.


We greatly appreciate your donations of Pedigree brand Pet Food for Dogs & Purina Brand food for Cats.

Click here to view Our WISH LIST – updated often for the most needed supplies at the shelter.

Why do we ask for particular food brands? To reduce upset stomachs in our shelter pets – fewer changes in their diet keeps them happier & healthier!

THANK YOU!  Your tax deductible donations that help keep our doors open can be made by using the PayPal link or by cash/check mailed to: Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY 14892.

Keep Your PET SAFE – Collars, Tags & Microchipping

Keeping a collar on your dog or cat with your telephone number can help get them home in case they get lost. Microchipping your pet lets shelters and animal control officers check a animal who has lost its collar to identify its owners. Your veterinarian can microchip your pet, quickly and affordably. All animals that are brought to Stray Haven are scanned for a microchip to help return them to their owners.

Tioga County Dog Control Officers (DCO/Dog Catchers):

  • Barton DCO: Chris Spaulding, Phone: 607.738.1718 (or call 607-565-2261 and leave a message with a phone number)
  • Berkshire DCO: Ron Raab, Phone: 607.426.4567
  • Candor DCO: Gail Zamoiski, Phone: 607.659.3871
  • Newark Valley DCO: Denise Liske, Phone: 607.642.3287
  • Nichols DCO: Ron Raab, Phone: 607.426.4567
  • Owego DCO: Kyle Flemming, Phone: 607.687.0123
  • Richford DCO: Ron Raab, Phone: 607.426.4567
  • Spencer DCO: Rob Frye, Phone: 607.215.6327
  • Tioga DCO: Phyllis Van Vleit, Phone: 607.687.1428
  • Waverly (Village) DCO: Chris Spaulding, Phone: 607.738.1718

For other dog control contact info in Tioga County, NY or animal emergencies, please call the Tioga County Sheriff: Phone: 607.687.1010

WoofTrax is a Fun way to Raise Money for Stray Haven with your Smartphone!

Picture1 When you select Stray Haven in the WoofTrax Walk for a Dog app, you can track your distance and time of your walk, run or bike and every mile you travel, the app will donate money to Stray Haven.

Post your walk for Stray Haven on your favorite social media with #walkforadog


Ask us about the Make A Difference Rewards Program and how you can save money when you shop local AND support Stray Haven!