On September 15, 2015, Central Westchester Humane Society (CWHS), d/b/a Pets Alive Westchester, closed its shelter at 100 Warehouse Lane South in Elmsford, NY.

Several dozen cats and dogs that were at this shelter at the time of closure continue to be boarded at Pets Alive, located at 363 Derby Road in Middletown, NY. For information about Pets Alive, email us at

Paws Crossed Animal Rescue, located at the former shelter at 100 Warehouse Lane South, Elmsford, NY, now provides care for 14 of the former dogs that were at the CWHS shelter and all animals that are enrolled in CWHS's former 'Forever Foster' program. In addition, any animal previously adopted from CWHS / Pets Alive Westchester that can no longer be cared by its adopter should be returned to Paws Crossed Animal Rescue, who will care for the animal until another home can be found. Please email with any questions on the dogs that they now provide care for, returning a former CWHS animal or the Forever Foster program.

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A generous grant from Maddie's Fund® is helping to rehabilitate dogs. A huge thank you to Maddie's Fund, whose mission is to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals. Central Westchester Humane Society (CWHS), d/b/a Pets Alive Westchester received the grant in January 2016. It is being used to rehabilitate dogs that were from the Elmsford facility that closed in September, 2015 and still remain boarded at Pets Alive's facility in Middletown, NY. This grant will enable the appropriate training for these animals and to create a suitable environment that will help their rehabilitation and chances at adoption.

Click here for the 2015 Animal Statistics Table.