Animals with New Families 2021 (as of 04/12) - 228
Ferrets 1 / Cats 124/ Dogs 103
Animals with New Families 2020 - 527
Cats - 373 / Dogs 154
Animals with New Families 2019 - 368
Cats - 244 / Dogs 124
Stray Haven does NOT have a Humane Investigator on staff. If you have a concern about a humane, neglect, or cruelty case please contact the Tioga County Sheriff's Department at 607-687-1010.
For cases outside of their jurisdiction, please notify your local law enforcement agency.
For Dogs Running at Large contact your Dog Control Officer or local law enforcement agency.
As a private organization, we rely on the public to continue our life saving work. Please consider donating today!
My name is Fantom, I am as agile as any specter, you might have seen on the big-screen. Quiet, light-footed, and observant; I will certainly assess you before you've realized we're in the same room. I have no need to fight or hiss as I can simply become one with the shadows. I enjoy snacks and toys, other cats are a giant "yes, please." I haven't had much experience with dogs and children in my short 8 months on this planet, but I would be willing to observe and consider such a lifestyle. Please come meet me down at Stray Haven.
Hi there! I'm Tiggie! I'm brand new to the shelter! I came here because my previous owner could no longer take care of me. She got me when I was just a little kitten around 2 months old and I lived with her my entire life. I'm pretty sad about it still and have just been trying to adjust living in a shelter again. I am so unbelievably sweet though as soon as I know you're not gonna cause me any harm. I am a very handsome Orange Tiger who is still playful and energetic. Due to me not being around other animals I get very scared and think that they might hurt me even though I know most aren't out to get me. I think I would like it if I went to a home with either no other cats or ones that aren't confrontational until I got used to them in my own time. I still have such a long life ahead of me though and so much love to give. I really hope I can get into another home soon so I can get out of here and get back to living the home life again. The shelter can be such a scary place for a lonely guy like myself.. If you think you could be the one to rescue me again, then come on down to Stray Haven and meet me. Ask the staff about me when you get here! You will be shocked to see just how much I want to be loved.
We DO NOT HAVE A VETERINARIAN ON SITE NOR DO WE HAVE 24/7 STAFFING animals abandoned on our property face local wildlife and dangerous weather conditions. Please contact us to schedule a surrender appointment, or, in the event of an emergency, go directly to a veterinarian's office.
Similarly, please keep in mind, before moving traps by our local Trap-Neuter-Release groups that traps are positioned for the safety of the trapped animals. Please speak to the groups trapping in your area if you have concerns. We can usually put you in touch with the groups servicing your area.
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.