Animals with New Families 2021 (as of 2/20) - 145
Ferrets 1/Cats 76/Dogs 68
Animals with New Families 2020 - 527
Cats - 373/ Dogs 154
Animals with New Families 2019 - 368
Cats - 244 / Dogs 124
We very much need RESCUE WIPES.
Rescue wipes are made with AHP. Potency and minimal toxicity is actually possible! Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide® (AHP) has the ability to help keep humans and animals free from infection, while still being safer for users, patients and assets. That’s what makes AHP® the ideal choice for veterinary practices, and shelters.
We have multiple veterinarians and veterinary technicians; all of whom highly suggest the frequent use of Rescue wipes to keep our shelter free of viral, bacterial, and fungal infections. Please consider donating.
You can purchase a canister of Rescue wipes by clicking the link below:
Rescue Wipes can kill:
bordatella, distemper, parvovirus, covid-19, feline leukemia, panleukopenia, ringworm, coccidia, giardia, as well as a long list of other pathogens.
Use of these wipes saves lives in our shelter.
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!
Hi everyone! My name is Roxie and I am a 12-year-old beagle mix who just arrived at Stray Haven with my friend Bailey. Bailey and I have been together for a long time and some awesome people adopted us together, but sadly it didn't work out. I was being a little troublemaker and Bailey and I weren't getting along, so the shelter decided that it would be best for everyone if I can back and took a shot at finding my own home without other pets. I wasn't a huge fan of my adopter's special needs cat, either, so that caused some issues. I really think I would do awesome in a home where I'm the only animal and I have a person that can just snuggle with me all day, I want nothing more than to be the center of attention! When I entered the previous shelter I was at my old joints were causing me some pain. The staff there said that I was very sensitive to touch around my hips. Sense then, my pain has been managed with some medication, but it is still important to be very gentle around me. If you're interested in giving me a nice retirement home to live out my golden years, stop by Stray Haven, the staff would love to tell you about me! I'll be hanging out in the office waiting to greet you!
Well hello there all you lovely people! I absolutely adore people, I had a family, but they decided I wasn't the cat for them, I'm not going to lie, it stung. The neighbor lady was really, really kind she let me come stay with her for a little bit, but didn't have a cat friendly lifestyle, so I find myself at Stray Haven. I love to be held and loved, the shelter staff tease me with this red dot thing, I must say... I don't know why they enjoy my frustration so. I will catch and destroy that dot eventually, then I'll be the one laughing. Chin scratches and gravy treats are my favorite surprises. I'm a pretty big diva, I wil absolutely let you know when I am done being loved on and need to go adjust my fur coat. A lady doesn't keep her coat so lovely amid all of these transitions without a strict self care routine afterall. If you can respect boundaries and enjoy providing a warm lap to a plush purr machine, please feel free to come without an application. My people will review it and choose a suitable home.
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.
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.