Pets Alive Westchester is a no-kill animal sanctuary. Our mission is to improve the lives of companion animals everywhere by any means possible, including rescue, adoption, advocacy, collaboration, intervention and education.
We care for dogs, cats and rabbits at our sanctuary in Elmsford, NY. Many of the animals at Pets Alive Westchester are older, have special needs or require special care.
Pets Alive Westchester is one of the oldest no-kill organizations in the United States - we are over 80 years old and are recognized within the local community, nationwide and around the world, as a leader in developing alliances to end the killing of adoptable animals and promoting the humane treatment of animals.
The Elmsford Animal Shelter houses some 250 dogs, and 300 catsof all ages.
Since 1931, the goal of the Elmsford Animal Shelter has been to find permanent, loving homes for all those dogs, cats, rabbits, and assorted others who pass through our doors. In lieu of that, we provide sanctuary for as long as is necessary for those more difficult to place either due to age, health, or behavioral history. Each day presents a new challenge or a new beginning.
Operating first out of private homes of volunteers, then to a quarter acre of property in tiny cottages, the Elmsford Animal Shelter is now the largest no-kill shelter in the tri-state area, located on 5 acres in a 46,000 square foot modern facility. We are a non-profit organization operating solely on donations, receiving no funding from city or state. We accept animals from every locale. There are those cats and dogs whose irresponsible owners tire of them once they become troublesome, sick, or in some way fail to live up to expectation. There are those belonging to desperate owners who find that they cannot be returned to the shelters or agencies from which they were originally adopted. There are the seniors whose owners have died suddenly or retired to nursing homes. There are the nameless, solitary wanderers who belong to no one and live off the streets in unsafe neighborhoods. We find them or they find us - in every state of health, every age, with every problem, every fearful, expectant or attentive look. We provide immediate medical care with a veterinarian on staff. We provide nutritious meals and a comfortable resting place. We provide them with a home for now, as we work toward and anticipate their well-deserved future.
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