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:
We DO NOT have a veterinarian on staff and we DO NOT have 24/7 staffing. We are happy to provide resources and to accept surrendered animals with accompanying paperwork when scheduled. Abandoned animals on our property face local wildlife and dangerous weather conditions.
Similiarly, 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.
Animals with New Families 2020 Year to Date: 386
Cats - 149, Dogs - 83, Kittens - 148, Puppies - 6
Animals with New Families 2019 - 355
Cats - 119, Dogs - 106, Kittens - 119, Puppies - 11
194 Shepard Road
Waverly, NY 14892
(607) 565 - 2859
Our Winter Hours:
Sunday, Monday, Thursday Closed
As a private organization, we rely on the public to continue our life saving work. Please consider donating today!
Stray Haven Humane Society and SPCA of Waverly, NY is looking to diversify our Board of Directors. Currently the Board of Directors are especially interested in seeking new recruits with experience related to finance (particularly those familiar with non-profit accounting), law, and veterinary science. All applicants with a passion to help the organization accomplish its mission will be considered; the board has multiple openings and devotion to the cause matters. The mission of your county shelter is to prevent cruelty or neglect, partner with law enforcement to enforce humane laws, educate the public regarding animal welfare, and generally provide resources for all companion, working, and wildlife animals within Tioga County.
As the only no-kill animal shelter within Tioga County operating primarily through donations, board members are expected to contribute their experience, their time, and/or financially to allow for the progression of the organization. If you, or someone you believe would be an asset to Stray Haven, is interested in serving on the board of directors please submit a letter of intention and a resume to the President of our Board of Directors, Stan Edsall at Stan@StrayHavenSPCA.com or mail/deliver them to 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY, 14892. Please copy the secretary of our board Corinne Moshier, on email submissions using Corinne@StrayHavenSPCA.com.
Hiya! My name is Georgia and I'm 3 years old. I am as sweet as a Georgia peach with a heart of gold! I am learning more about myself the longer I'm here at the shelter and I have discovered that I really love running around the yard. I am a pretty big gal, so I'm working on losing some weight so I can run even faster! I can be a tad bit shy at first, but I am the sweetest if you just give me some time to warm up to you! I'd like to think of myself as an old soul. I am very calm and I really enjoy snuggling up in my doggie bed. I'm not too sure how I feel about kids, I might be okay with respectful ones. I have met some cats and I think we could be pals as long as they are mellow and kind to dogs. I've met a few other dogs here at the shelter. I definitely prefer the more mellow ones. The more hyper dogs that I've met here stress me out a little bit too much, I would do better in a calmer home. I think the perfect home for me would have a nice, cozy bed for me to snuggle up in, maybe by a fireplace where I can keep warm, and of course with people who love me! If you'd like to learn more about me and even spend some time with me, please stop by Stray Haven and we can hangout!
Hello, hello! My name is SnowWhite! I don't even know where to begin to start telling you about myself. I am a very vocal cat and I am certain you will hear me coming before you see me. My meow can be quite something when I am seeking attention from my favorite humans! I can be shy at first but I am super friendly and affectionate. Being in the same room as someone is my favorite, as well as playing with wand toys or jingle balls. The staff here has noticed that I can be sort of a top cat when I am around other kitties. Even the ones bigger than me, I have to prove that I am the one in charge. Due to so much change happening in my life in such a short span of time, I have some anxiety issues that I am trying to work through. One of these issues is that I tend to overgroom my tail. It may look a little weird to you, a cat not having a furry and bushy tail, but this is just how I look. I feel in a nice and quiet home of my own that I would be able to overcome the overgrooming and fully come out of my shell. I can't stress enough though on how much that I love my humans. They are my safe space and I love any moment that I get to spend with them. If you think you could be the one to rescue me and give me the home that I am so desperately longing for, please come visit me soon! I'll be waiting for you to come!
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 2012, 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.