The Animal Lovers League is entering its 23rd year of dedicated service to homeless pets and the people who love them. During our 20 years of operating a shelter we were dedicated to saving all adoptable animals that came through our doors, provided all medical care at no cost to the taxpayers or city, and did Rescue-Transport of wildlife. Our Safe Haven Outreach Program was created when we realized how many emergency situations were contracting not addressed by shelters. Our mission expanded to a new path when we started providing free spay-neuter clinics at the offices of local veterinarians for those with few or no financial resources. Through Safe Haven we assisted with funding to save pets who faced euthanasia or a life of pain because their guardians could not afford surgical care. Our Behavior Help Line was created to provide free behavior advice and follow-up for those struggling to avoid having to surrender their pets to a shelter.
The Animal Lovers League has always been available to assist the Nassau County Animal Crimes Unit when called upon to care for and provide medical care for those animals seized in legal actions. Check our pages for some of their stories of finding new and loving homes. A recent case involved 60 cats taken from a hoarding case. The cats were traumatized and had upper respiratory infections.Only one passed away due to an incurable condition. After medical care and providing spay-neuter surgeries for all, 59 out of the 60 cats were successfully placed.
Safe Haven has now undertaken a massive project. We have partnered with a town that had no program at all to provide free spay-neuter services for the thousands of Community Cats for which there have been no resources. Our starting goal is to ensure that at least 2400 unwanted kittens will be born to suffer and die on the streets thanks to spay-neuter, and the adult cats will have a better quality of life. Our goal is to create a sustainable mission by enlisting public support. No tax dollars are available for this.
At our clinics wounds are treated, infected teeth pulled, and flea and tick infestations treated by veterinarians. The animals are cared for with love and go home with careful instructions as to their recovery and care. Many of the people we are helping are living on Social Security checks, and often have very little financial resources, yet they share by buying food for pets that have been abandoned on the streets.
Your donations will help keep this program going by providing all these services, allowing us to provide food to the pet caretakers in need, and surgical and medical services that will save many lives.
Please click to donate or you can mail a check (tax deductible to the full extent of the law) to:
Animal Lover League, Safe Haven
27 The Plaza, B1
Locust Valley, NY 11560