The Animal Haven, Inc.’s mission is to provide a temporary, safe, caring and humane refuge for homeless, adoptable cats and dogs and to subsequently place these animals in quality, adoptive, permanent homes. We advocate responsible pet ownership, follow a mandatory spay-neuter policy, prohibit euthanizing our animals, except when euthanasia is in the best interest of a sick or dying animal, advised to be necessary by a licensed veterinarian and/or required by law, and work in our community to fight animal cruelty through education. The Animal Haven enlists and promotes public involvement in the humane treatment of animals and the promotion of justice and compassion for animals. Since 1948, The Animal Haven has celebrated the special friendship between people and their animal companions.
People from the Greater New Haven area and beyond surrendered many of the approximately 429 animals that entered the shelter in 2016.
The Animal Haven is a no-kill shelter and animal rescue group that stands out because of its unique more than 68-year history. We have been able to garner financial support from the community, as well as recruit leaders to run the organization since 1948. Longevity, committed people and community support have enabled The Animal Haven to save lives for more than 68 years now, and we hope and look forward to carrying on that mission in perpetuity.
The Animal Haven is a private, no-kill shelter where members of the community may humanely surrender adoptable cats and dogs for a small donation. People from the Greater New Haven area and beyond surrendered many of the approximately 429 animals entered into the shelter in 2016.
Following is an example of one of many posts on The Animal Haven's Facebook page:
"[Animal Haven] helped me when I needed someone to take a pregnant mom and kittens who
had no place to go. So thankful for them. Everywhere else said they were full...
Animal haven was full too but they still made room for them. Truly dedicated
animal lovers. Love them go adopt from them!!"
The Animal Haven’s number one priority (in addition to entering animals into the shelter) is to match homeless cats and dogs with appropriate adoptive individuals and families. The staff at The Animal Haven spends time with the animals at the shelter and understands their personalities and needs so that the staff can recommend those dogs or cats that are the best fit for any particular person or family. Many people adopt from The Animal Haven because of its reputation for honesty and integrity over the past 68 years. The Animal Haven promotes responsible pet ownership and the principle of a friend for life.
Following is an example of one satisfied adopter:
"Hello From Pebbles & Bam Bam! (aka:Eliose & Olaf). We just wanted to say hello and let everyone know we are the BEST cats in the world. We are loveable and playful - and very, very spoiled. We also love to play with and tease the dogs! This is a picture of us bird watching, one of our favorite things to do. Everyday we are thankful we stopped into The Animal Haven and found our little loves!"
Linda Marino began volunteering at The Animal Haven, Inc. in the Summer of 2013 and became a member of the Board in early 2014. Since she began volunteering at the shelter, Linda has gotten involved in many aspects of the shelter's functioning and has spearheaded many of the projects designed to further the shelter's goals and accomplish its mission. Linda is a retired lawyer and a member of the Executive Committee of the Animal Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association. She has a B.A. from SUNY at Binghamton and obtained her law degree from NYU School of Law.
Michelle DeRosa began working at The Animal Haven more than seven years ago. She started as a Kennel Assistant and then within a few years became the Animal Care Coordinator. She took on the added responsibilities of managing the shelter approximately six months ago. Michelle is dedicated to the mission and goals of The Animal Haven and works tirelessly to accomplish those goals. She supervises the shelter's staff, oversees all adoptions, and cares for all of the shelter's animals with tremendous compassion.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
The $50,000 difference between the current fiscal year projected income ($350,000) and projected expenses ($400,000) is based on The Animal Haven's experience in prior years. However, because we recently engaged a fundraising consultant and are increasing our fundraising efforts, we hope that The Animal Haven will experience less of a difference between income and expenses in 2017. Any difference between The Animal Haven’s income and expenses will be taken from the principal of The Animal Haven’s investment account, which presently totals approximately $3,000,000.
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