Animal Haven
89 Mill Rd
North Haven CT 06473-0460
Contact Information
Address 89 Mill Rd
North Haven, CT 06473-0460
Telephone (203) 239-2641 x
Fax 203-239-2649
E-mail theanimalhaven@yahoo.com
Web and Social Media
Mission

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.

At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1948
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Linda Marino
Board Chair Linda Marino
Board Chair Company Affiliation retired attorney
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses Bar Graph - All Years
Statements
Mission

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.

Background In 1948, a group of animal lovers in Greater New Haven, Connecticut formed The Animal Haven, Inc., an animal shelter that temporarily houses homeless cats and dogs until responsible, caring homes can be found for them. The shelter formally opened at 89 Mill Road in North Haven, CT on December 27, 1957.  A new shelter was built in 2002 that houses 19 dogs and approximately 50 cats.  The Animal Haven takes in surrendered adoptable cats and dogs and also rescues dogs and cats that are abandoned and/or at risk of being euthanized. These pets receive a complete health check, all vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered.  The Animal Haven is a shelter that adopts lifetime companions to well-matched, loving homes.  There are two full-time employees and four part-time employees who provide daily care for our feline and canine friends.  The Animal Haven is self-supporting and receives no income from town or government sources.  Funding comes entirely from membership dues, private donations, surrender and adoption donations, grants, and many fundraising projects and events. 
Impact
  •  In 2016, The Animal Haven provided safe refuge to approximately 429 animals (337 cats and 92 dogs).
  • In 2016, The Animal Haven placed approximately 399 animals into new homes (310 cats and 89 dogs).
  • In 2016, The Animal Haven spayed or neutered approximately 212 animals.
  • Many of the animals who entered the shelter in 2016 had significant medical needs, and The Animal Haven was able to provide the veterinarian services that each of these animals required.  
  • In 2016, The Animal Haven was able continue to maintain very low annual administrative costs, which are less than 5%, because volunteers continue to do the majority of the shelter's administrative and financial duties.
  • One of The Animal Haven's goals for 2017 is to replace the shelter's ventilation system, which will reduce significantly the spread of virus and disease among the shelter's animal population.
  • In 2017, The Animal Haven also hopes to start planning the renovation of the shelter's kennel area and renovate certain other rooms of the shelter.
  • Another goal of The Animal Haven in 2017 is to increase its fundraising efforts, develop its donor base, and better position itself to be able to embark on a capital campaign for the future expansion of the shelter.
  • The Animal Haven also seeks in 2017 to save as many lives as possible by taking in and adopting out into loving, permanent homes as many dogs and cats as possible
Needs
  1. To replace the shelter's HVAC system to reduce the spread of virus and disease among the shelter's animal population.  
  2. To renovate the shelter's dog kennel area and replace the indoor and outdoor kennels. The present kennels lack sufficient noise control and physical and visual separation of the dogs, which causes substantial stress among the dogs and the development of bad behaviors and habits.  The chain link fencing of the shelter's kennels also is old and rusted in some areas and needs to be replaced with higher quality dog kennels that will provide visual and auditory separation of the dogs and also allow for a better lit, more inviting kennel area for the public to visit the dogs.
  3. To increase our general fundraising efforts and embark on a capital campaign in the next couple of years.
  4. To renovate and expand the shelter to provide much needed isolation areas for cats with different types of illnesses, more community areas for our cats, space for kittens (which presently are housed in the garage), a meet and greet room for guests and their potential adoptees, a bigger kitchen, medical examination room and laundry room, and much needed storage space.
  5. To develop The Animal Haven's board.

 


CEO Statement The Animal Haven is proud to have the unique position of having served the people and homeless animals in the Greater New Haven area and other Connecticut cities and towns since 1948. The Animal Haven significantly impacts the homeless adoptable cat and dog population in the Greater New Haven community by taking in homeless animals and providing them with veterinary care, shelter, food and love until well-matched, adoptive homes are found for them.  Helping as many homeless adoptable cats and dogs as possible is the most important goal of the organization. 
Board Chair Statement

The biggest challenges that The Animal Haven has faced and continues to face are finding a way to house the many dogs, cats, puppies and kittens that come to the shelter in need of a home and finding the funds necessary to provide the medical care that these animals need (which often is very expensive).  The Animal Haven was thrilled and grateful when it received a grant in 2014 from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven from the Lillian and Henry A. Konopacke Fund that enabled The Animal Haven to retain a Medical Director to provide weekly examinations of the shelter's animals, necessary vaccinations, and medical advice to reduce the spread of virus, which is so hard to control in the shelter environment.  During the twelve-month period following The Animal Haven's retention of a Medical Director, the shelter's veterinarian fees decreased by approximately 25% compared to the prior twelve-month period.  In 2016, The Animal Haven continued to retain a veterinarian on a part-time basis, which has saved substantial veterinarian fees this past year as well.  Contributing to the challenge of finding a way to house the many animals that come to The Animal Haven in need of a home are the limitations n the design and function of the shelter's facility, including an inadequate ventilation system.  These limitations contribute significantly to the stress experienced by the animals at the shelter and the spread of virus and disease among the shelter's animal population.  In 2015, The Animal Haven was the fortunate recipient of grant from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven from the Lillian and Henry A. Konopacke Fund to cover part of the cost of upgrading the shelter's HVAC system.  The work to upgrade the ventilation system at the shelter is expected to occur this summer/fall of 2017.  We also intend to renovate certain rooms of the shelter which will improve the function of the shelter in the long-term and prepare it for a planned future expansion.  These renovations and the  planned expansion will provide much needed isolation rooms for cats with different illnesses, more community areas for cats, space for kittens, a meet and greet room for guests and their potential adoptees, a bigger kitchen, medical examination room and laundry room, and much needed storage space.  The Board of Directors also hopes to renovate the dog kennel area of the shelter to provide a quieter, more sanitary, better lit and much less stressful  environment for the dogs.  All of the renovations and the planned expansion will greatly improve the shelter's facility and in the long-term enable The Animal Haven to take in and adopt out more animals and thereby save more lives.

Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Animal Related / Animal Protection & Welfare
Areas Served
Ansonia
Bethany
Branford
Cheshire
Derby
East Haven
Guilford
Hamden
Lower Naugatuck Valley
Madison
Milford
New Haven
North Branford
North Haven
Orange
Oxford
Seymour
Shelton
Shoreline
Wallingford
West Haven
Woodbridge
Geographic Areas Served:  Greater New Haven, CT

People from the Greater New Haven area and beyond surrendered many of the approximately 429 animals that entered the shelter in 2016.

People from the Greater New Haven area and other Connecticut cities and towns adopted most of the approximately 399 animals that were adopted at The Animal Haven in 2016. 
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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 and 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. 

Programs
Description

The Animal Haven is a private, no-kill shelter where members of the community can surrender adoptable cats and dogs, knowing that they will be well cared for until a new, loving home can be found for them.  People from the Greater New Haven area and beyond surrendered many of the approximately 429 animals entered into the shelter in 2016.  

Population Served Adults / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service. The short-term success of this program is measured by the number of animals the shelter takes in each year from private homes, municipal shelters and other animal organizations, the number of cats and dogs The Animal Haven saves from euthanasia each year, and the number of animals the shelter has spayed and neutered each year.  For example, in 2016, The Animal Haven entered approximately 429 animals and spayed and neutered all of those animals that were not already sterilized.  By spaying and neutering each of these animals, The Animal Haven is able to insure that these cats and dogs will not give birth to more unwanted animals and thereby add to the overpopulation of cats and dogs in our area.  
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state. The long-term ultimate success and goal of this program is to decrease as much as possible the number of homeless animals and the number of animals euthanized each year and provide veterinarian care and a safe, loving, temporary home to as many animals as possible.  This is accomplished by (1) entering into the shelter as many animals as possible surrendered from private homes; (2) rescuing as many adoptable cats and dogs as possible by collaborating with municipal shelters and local animal organizations; and (3) decreasing pet overpopulation by spaying and neutering all of the animals at the shelter that are not already sterilized.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. The Animal Haven monitors the success of this program by annually calculating the number of animals entered into the shelter.  As stated above, in 2016, The Animal Haven entered approximately 429 animals.  As part of this program, The Animal Haven would like to increase the number of animals that enter the shelter each year.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

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!!"


 

Description

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.

Population Served Adults / /
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service. The short-term success of this program is offering the community a humane place to adopt a homeless cat or dog and finding loving adoptive homes for hundreds of cats and dogs each year.  For example, in 2016, approximately 399 cats and dogs were adopted at The Animal Haven.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state. The long-term ultimate success and goal of this program is to find loving and forever homes for as many adoptable cats and dogs as possible each year.  This requires entering as many animals as possible into the shelter each year and finding them loving, adoptive, forever homes as soon as possible after they enter the shelter.    
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. The Animal Haven monitors the success of its adoption program by annually calculating the number of cats and dogs adopted at the shelter.  As stated above, in 2016, approximately 399 cats and dogs were adopted at The Animal Haven.  As part of its adoption program, The Animal Haven would like to increase the number of animals it adopts into loving homes each year and thereby save more lives. 
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

Following are examples of recent postings on our Facebook page by satisfied adopters:

"Just got this sweet girl [one of The Animal Haven's dogs] from Animal Haven.  Everyone there was wonderful and very knowledgeable.  They know how to match the right pet to the right family.  Could not be happier."
 
"6 mo. ago we went in looking for a new family member to bring us joy.  Thankfully we were blessed with the most loving kitten.  'Coco -- formerly known as Butter' is everything we could have wanted.  Thank You Animal Haven :)."
Description In 2014, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven awarded The Animal Haven a grant from the Lillian and Henry A. Konopacke Fund in the amount of $33,000 to retain a veterinarian on a part-time basis, to implement an on-site program regarding the prevention and containment of disease among the shelter's animal population, and to begin the process of improving the shelter's facilities to reduce the spread of disease and better insure animal health and well being.  In 2015, The Animal Haven was the fortunate recipient of a grant from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven from the Lillian and Henry A. Konopacke Fund in the amount of $35,000 to cover part of the cost of replacing the shelter's HVAC system, which has been estimated to be approximately $200,000.  Replacing the shelter's HVAC system is a crucial first step in making necessary renovations at the shelter that will reduce the stress experienced by the animals and better contain the spread of virus and disease.  The work to replace the shelter's ventilation system is expected to begin this summer/fall 2017.  The Animal Haven also intends to renovate certain rooms of the shelter which will improve the function of the shelter in the long-term and prepare it for a planned future expansion that will further reduce the spread of virus and disease among the shelter's animal population and provide much needed additional space.  These renovations of certain rooms of the shelter are estimated to cost approximately $75,000.  The Animal Haven also hopes to renovate the dog kennel area of the shelter to provide a quieter, more sanitary, better lit and much less stressful environment for the dogs.  Renovation of the dog kennel area, including new indoor and outdoor kennels, is estimated to cost approximately $84,000.  The Animal Haven does not yet have an estimate for the cost of the planned future expansion of the shelter and is awaiting that information from a local contractor.
Population Served Adults / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service. The short-term success of this program (which, to date, is based on the shelter's retention of a veterinarian on a part-time basis) is evidenced by: (1) the approximate 25% decrease in The Animal Haven's veterinarian fees during the twelve-month period following the shelter's retention of a veterinarian on a part-time basis compared to the previous twelve month period; and (2) the approximate 19% increase in adoptions during the twelve-month period following the shelter's retention of a veterinarian on a part-time basis compared to the prior twelve-month period.  
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state. The long-term success and goals of this program are to: (1) decrease and contain as much as possible the stress experienced by the animals at the shelter and the spread of virus and disease among the shelter's animal population and thereby enable The Animal Haven to take in and adopt out more animals and save more lives; and (2) enable the Animal Haven to save significantly on veterinarian fees each year. 
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. The program success is monitored by calculating the number of dogs and cats entered into the shelter and adopted from the shelter each year and by calculating the veterinarian fees incurred by the shelter each year and comparing those numbers to prior years.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success. Examples of program success include the 19% increase in the number of adoptions at the shelter and the 25% decrease in the shelter's veterinarian fees mentioned above.  Additional examples of program success are the many instances in which the shelter's veterinarian, in addition to doing routine exams, has been able to diagnose and treat an animal's medical condition on-site saving the shelter significant veterinarian fees, saving the staff many hours of travel time, and sparing the animals much anxiety and stress.
Program Comments
CEO Comments
The Animal Haven believes that the overall long-term success of its programs is dependent on renovations and an expansion of the shelter that will better contain the spread of disease among its animal population, minimize as much as possible the stress of the shelter's animal, and provide much needed additional space.  These renovations and the expansion include a new ventilation system, a renovated kennel area, proper holding and isolation areas, additional community areas for the cats and space for the shelter's kittens (which currently are housed in the garage), a meet and greet room for guests and their potential adoptees, a larger kitchen, laundry room and medical examination room, and additional storage.  The biggest challenge facing The Animal Haven is raising the money needed to make all of the renovations and expand the shelter as planned.  These renovations and the planned expansion, while they present a challenge to the shelter, also present a significant opportunity to substantially improve the shelter's facilities and enable The Animal Haven to best accomplish its mission and goals of entering and providing refuge to as many adoptable animals as possible and finding them loving, adoptive, permanent homes.  
CEO/Executive Director
Linda Marino
Term Start July 2016
Email lmarino60@gmail.com
Experience

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. 

Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 2
Number of Part Time Staff 4
Number of Volunteers 175
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate 50%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Former CEOs and Terms
NameTerm
Christina Gagne Dec 2013 - July 2016
Lizbeth Gallagher Jan 2005 - Dec 2013
Senior Staff
Title Animal Care Coordinator
Experience/Biography

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 fourteen 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.  

Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation No
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Collaborations
The Animal Haven rescues adoptable cats and dogs from euthanasia by collaborating with municipal shelters and local animal rescue organizations.  Every day, municipal shelters euthanize adoptable cats and dogs due to lack of space.  Local animal rescue groups often shelter animals in private homes, and space and funding often limit the number of animals that they can house.  The Animal Haven often takes in animals from local and out-of-state shelters and rescue groups that are filled to capacity. To accomplish this task, it has joined forces with numerous shelters and animal rescue groups including: the Compassion Club in Branford (CT), the Greater New Haven Cat Project (CT), and the municipal shelters in North Haven, Hamden, New Haven, West Haven, East Haven, Waterbury, Bridgeport, Wallingford, Stratford and Killingworth (CT).  The Animal Haven also is a New Hope Partner with the Animal Care Centers of NYC and works with the New Hope staff to pull and take in adoptable cats and dogs from the five boroughs of New York City.
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Choice Awards Winner for Service OrganizationHamden Regional Chamber of Commerce2016
Comments
CEO Comments Linda Marino, the President and Chairman of the Board of The Animal Haven, also serves as the CEO/Executive Director of The Animal Haven.  Linda Marino serves in these positions, including as CEO/Executive Director of The Animal Haven, on a volunteer basis. 
 
Board Chair
Linda Marino
Company Affiliation retired attorney
Term July 2016 to July 2017
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Wendy Azukas Affinion Group
Tricia Caldwell The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
Arnie Cary retired veterinarian
Donna Cifaldi semi-retired administrator
Jennifer Garafalo Derby Public School System
Jane Griffith self-employed tax attorney
Elaine Keith retired program assistant
Linda Marino retired attorney
Jeff O'Donnell retired CPA
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 7
Governance
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 50
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Standing Committees
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Human Resources / Personnel and Finance and Marketing and Nominating and By-laws
Personnel
CEO Comments
With respect to the question regarding "Constituency Includes Client Representation," The Animal Haven answered "yes" because several members of the Board have adopted animals from The Animal Haven. 
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2017
Projected Revenue $350,000.00
Projected Expenses $400,000.00
Spending Policy Income plus capital appreciation
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Revenue Sources ChartHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$229,169$248,176$394,012
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions------
------
$71,548$54,328$49,588
Investment Income, Net of Losses$40,812$65,857$54,709
Membership Dues$27,298$26,380$24,130
Special Events$8,524$8,775$8,715
Revenue In-Kind------
Other$13,854$18,357$12,704
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$353,696$399,134$460,250
Administration Expense$32,999$47,190$31,675
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.010.951.11
Program Expense/Total Expenses91%89%94%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$3,205,661$3,236,749$3,098,520
Current Assets$130,509$103,533$142,198
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities----$368
Total Net Assets$3,205,661$3,236,749$3,098,152
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountThe Community Foundation for Greater New Haven $36,658The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven $33,000Petco Foundation $4,063
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountPetco Foundation $6,128Petco Foundation $4,142Early Family Foundation $1,700
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountJ. Aron Charitable Foundation $5,000Aronson Family Foundation $500 --
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities----386.41
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
Comments
CEO Comments

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. 

 Although The Animal Haven does not presently have a capital campaign, it anticipates that it will need to embark on one in the near future in order to raise the money necessary for the planned expansion of the shelter that will provide the shelter with much needed additional space and also enable us to further contain the spread of virus and disease among the shelter's animal population.  This expansion is extremely important to the future of The Animal Haven and its ability to carry out its mission and accomplish its goals of taking in and adopting out as many animals as possible and thereby saving as many lives as possible.  The Animal Haven hopes to embark on a capital campaign within the next three years (some time in or before 2020) and expand the shelter thereafter.
Foundation Staff Comments

This profile, including the financial summaries prepared and submitted by the organization based on its own independent and/or internal audit processes and regulatory submissions, has been read by the Foundation. Financial information is inputted by Foundation staff directly from the organization’s IRS Form 990, audited financial statements or other financial documents approved by the nonprofit’s board. The Foundation has not audited the organization’s financial statements or tax filings, and makes no representations or warranties thereon. The Community Foundation is continuing to receive information submitted by the organization and may periodically update the organization’s profile to reflect the most current financial and other information available. The organization has completed the fields required by The Community Foundation and updated their profile in the last year. To see if the organization has received a competitive grant from The Community Foundation in the last five years, please go to the General Information Tab of the profile.

Address 89 Mill Rd
North Haven, CT 064730460
Primary Phone 203 239-2641
Contact Email theanimalhaven@yahoo.com
CEO/Executive Director Linda Marino
Board Chair Linda Marino
Board Chair Company Affiliation retired attorney

 

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