Hey guys! I'm Guava! I was part of a humane/hoarding case where I ended up at another Humane Society out near Kingston and was eventually transferred over to Stray Haven! Not much is known about my past, apart from being in a house with a lot of other cats. Due to the fact that there were a lot of other cats in the home, I wasn't socialized very much so I'm still learning to trust new people. As long as you're patient and gentle with me, I can warm up pretty quickly, however I have had so much change recently that I am still pretty scared of everything happening around me. I like the confines of my box to hide in and make me feel safe. I'm not sure how I feel about dogs and children, as I would need a home that is understanding of my natural instinct to hide and be alone. As long as I have my own space and can warm up on my own, I know I will be fine. Once I've successfully learned to trust you though, I am really sweet and just want some head pets and chin scratches. If you think that you have a mildly quiet home, and some patience for me to come out of my shell, then I'm the cat for you! Stop on down and visit me at the shelter and we'll see if we can be friends!
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.
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Animals with New Families 2021 (as of 10/22) - 649
Ferrets 1 / Cats 359 / Dogs 286 / Rabbits 3
Animals with New Families 2020 - 527
Cats - 373 / Dogs 154
Animals with New Families 2019 - 368
Cats - 244 / Dogs 124
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.