Hello there! They call me Gia around here! I came to the shelter by way of a Transfer from another rescue who knew that I would have a better chance of adoption here at Stray Haven. I am estimated to be about a year and a half old. If you haven't seen by now, I am a beautiful Tortoiseshell cat, or Tortie for short! I know I am hands down one of the most gorgeous cats on site here at the shelter, and I am quite proud of it! One unique thing about me, is that I am a Polydactyl! That means I have extra toes! I don't have the giant paws that you usually see with a Polydactyl, however I see mine as more elegant looking. I hope you like a cat that greets you, because I am usually the first one to greet staff when they come in. I can't help it, I just get so happy when I see that they come in, I refuse to contain my excitement. I am a routine cat, as seeing them means that breakfast is on its way and I love my breakfast! I will meow and chirp at you until I get you to come and fill my bowl or bring me my wet food. I also really love spending time with my human friends. Some of them even carry me around and give me all of the head pets, which is mighty fine with me, if it means that I get to spend time with them. I get along great with my humans, but not with cats, and depending on how invasive the dog is, I could possibly learn to tolerate one. If your pup is too curious though, I will be quick to smack him up! Just ask the 90lb husky that got too close to my cage without my permission! Had to show him who's in charge! Other than that, I am a wonderful kitty who is on the hunt for her forever home. I really hope that I don't have to wait too long, as I have so much love and adoration to give to others. You will quickly see what a blessing I would be to your family. Come and visit me to see for yourself!
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.