OUR BIRTHDAY PARTY!! We'll be 54 this year!!
Animals with New Families 2021 (as of 08/26) - 553
Ferrets 1 / Cats 305 / Dogs 244 / Rabbits 3
Animals with New Families 2020 - 527
Cats - 373 / Dogs 154
Animals with New Families 2019 - 368
Cats - 244 / Dogs 124
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Hey there fellas. I'm Pepper. I am an almost 3 year old black, neutered male cat. I came to Stray Haven as an outside stray after I was injured very badly. The staff is unsure if I had escaped an animal attack (coyote/fox) or if I was trying to stay warm near the engine of someone's car and they turned it on while I was inside. Whatever happened though I was gravely injured. My back had a wound on it the circumference of a baseball, and my two front paws were badly torn to shreds. I was in quite a bit of pain and it was a very rough few weeks. I had to be on all different kinds of medications, antibiotics and deworming meds for my stomach. Took my human friends who were caring for me quite a while to find a food that worked with my stomach. That's Purina Pro Plan Sensitive Skin and Stomach. I sure do love that food, its so yummy! Since my wounds were so severe though, I went to live in a foster home for around a month. While I was there, I was able to finally relax, decompress, and use all of that time to heal up quite a bit. Now if you look at me you would never ever even know how serious my wounds were if there wasn't picture proof! When I arrived at Stray Haven, they found out that I was unfortunately FIV+. This means that I don't have the strongest immune system and that I am just a little more liable to catch infections easier. It also plays a role in my stomach being sensitive than most, which is why I will need a really good and healthy food to eat so my stomach doesn't get upset. My human friends told me that they have adopted out plenty of FIV+ cats and they tell me that I can be expected to live a long, healthy, and fulfilling life. I'm hoping that holds true for me! My foster mom wanted to also let you know that since I lived outside as a stray, and after my horrific accident, that I can get pretty scared if I'm startled. I'm working on it, and listening to the hustle and bustle of the every day shelter isn't as bad as I thought it would be. I don't do all that well with younger kids. They're a little too fast moving and unpredictable for me so I would probably do best in a home with maybe some older kids. My foster mom and the shelter staff have seen my personality though and they all agree that I am a very sociable and happy cat despite all the terrible things that I've been through. I am quite the chatterbox and I love to meow and talk to you whenever I want some attention. This is easily one of my best qualities as I will communicate with you to help show you what I'm wanting or feeling at any given point. I love me some chin scratches and ear rubs and I will even chatter through that as well! I am seriously quite an amusing cat to be around and I would love nothing more than to be able to lounge around in a home of my own. Will you be the one to open your heart and home to a cat like me? A cat that has been through so much in his young life and is still willing to pour out as much love as I do? I hope that I don't have to wait too long here for my very own chance at happiness..
Hello there! My name is Max. I'm around 11 years old, and looking for my human to live our best lives together. I was originally brought to Stray Haven back in January because my people could no longer care for me and was adopted out to a lovely couple although that didn't work out for us. I became a little rowdy and opiniated. My people were older and decided I was too much for them, but they did have me in some training classes and my trainer said I'd do best in a low key, calm household. Preferably no children and a fenced in yard would be just right! I do okay with cats but you have to let me know what's okay and what's not okay! I get excited to meet them and sometimes get a little too excited if you know what I mean.
Stray Haven has been proudly serving Tioga County, NY and the Greater Valley, PA for more than 50 years! Thanks, in no small part, to our amazing volunteers and dedicated staff. Through generous donations we are able to provide educational programs and short-term residential care for adoptable animals all to ensure the protection of animals in our area. We believe strongly in our no-kill policy which means fundraising relentlessly to cover medical and hygiene costs for our animals as we seek to pair them with their perfect home.
Stray Haven was established in 1967 by Elaine Forkan, the founder. Elaine began Stray Haven Humane Society as a solution to care for stray and abandoned animals in the community. In the beginning, our organization was a strictly volunteer operated non-profit using an old smokehouse called, O’Brien’s. We were established as a 501c3 on June 1, 1971 and moved to our current location at 194 Shepard Road in Waverly, NY 14892. As of 2011, we transitioned, proudly, to becoming a no-kill shelter.
Stray Haven is a Humane Society dedicated to ensuring the protection of animals through education and service.