Guilderhaven, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   17 reviews 385

Issues: Animals

Location: 6655 Rte 158 Altamont NY 12009 USA

Mission: Guilderhaven, inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-for-profit that provides low-cost spay/neuter, food, and medical intervention for the companion animals of New York residents and for wildlife.  We also assist rescue organizations in this endeavor, with an emphasis on our local community
Results: In 2013, we facilitated the spay/neuter of 806 cats and 175 dogs with the help of grants from the William Gundry Broughton Charitable Private Foundation, Inc., the Doris Day Animal Foundation, Hedley & Co., CPA, the Golub Foundation, the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation, and the generosity of our local supporters! We continue to produce an educational coloring booklet and speak to school groups and youth organizations. In 2013, Joyce Perry and Jean Simmons, our new Board Members and resident wildlife rehabilitators, gave thirteen presentations on their work in wildlife with an emphasis on raptors. In addition, Guilderhaven, inc. helps place animals from private homes and from shelters and rescue groups. We have also delivered dog/cat food, and many supplies, to pet owners and rescue groups. We are so grateful for the support and continue to strive to educate the public on the importance of humane pet guardianship. It is our belief that the only way to alleviate the problems of overpopulation, which often leads to suffering and abandonment of companion animals, is through these low cost spay/neuter programs.
Target demographics: companion animals of New York residents and wildlife.
Direct beneficiaries per year: spay/neuter of 806 cats and 175 dogs with the help of grants from the William Gundry Broughton Charitable Private Foundation, Inc., the Doris Day Animal Foundation, Hedley & Co., CPA, the Golub Foundation, the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation, and the generosity of our local supporters
Geographic areas served: New York state, with a focus on Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, Rensselaer, Fulton, and Montogomery counties
Programs: -Low cost spay neuter - in conjunction with the Cat Care Coalition -Low-cost dog spay/neuter - Dog Care Coalition -Medical Intervention -Educational outreach -Wildlife rehabilitation -Wildlife education
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 14-1836365
(518)861-6861
http://www.guilderhaven.org
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1 person found this review helpful

Love this charity. Full of caring people that return all phone calls. If they do not have an answer for you they will find someone who will. Very proud to be working with Guilderhaven, inc. in their mission to help the animal community!

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We were working with the Trap, Neuter, Release program - our goal was to keep the number of cats down rather than having the population explode. Barn cats are very important to our farm and we value their presence!
There was a really wild female that we trapped and and had spayed funded by Guilderhaven. The vet suggested that we hold her a few days to be sure the incision healed properly and it was in December - very cold.
Of course after a few days of caring for the cat in the house, we fell in love! And kept her as our own. She spent a few days under the bed, but very soon after she claimed her place as Queen of the Castle, keeping the dogs in their place! Of course we reimbursed Guilderhaven so they could help another!
I am very grateful for the work the organization plays in our community - the group of dedicated volunteers deserve our thanks and support.

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Guilderhaven encouraged us to start our own not-for-profit animal welfare organization. They provided us with aid for spay/neuter and medical services which helped us to be up-and-running. We are now an incorporated 501(c)(3) organization, the Community Animal Action Project, a community outreach organization for animals.

Guilderhaven continues to be a mentor and source of inspiration not only for our organization, but so many others. Guilderhaven exemplifies the power of organizations and individuals working together to improve the lives of animals where we live.

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I have been proud to be a support veterinarian and the head wildlife veterinarian for Guilderhaven for the past 4 years. This organization does an enormous amount of good for the animals, pets and wildlife of New York's Capital Region. I cannot say enough good things about the volunteers and the work that they do.

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Guilderhaven helps to support Whispering Willow Wildcare. This organization rehabilitates wild animals for release and provides a home for raptors that are not able to be released back into the wild. The unreleasable raptors then become wildlife ambassadors at many events. I work at a venue that has had the pleasure of hosting these wildlife ambassadors. The children love to see the live wild animals and these interactions help to foster a love and respect for wild animals and nature on the whole.

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How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Guilderhaven, Inc. is a true gem in our community. They have helped hundreds of our Albany Damien Center's members served through our PAWS Program over the years, providing compassionate, timely, and caring assistance to each person and pet in need.

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We have an office building that has mirrored windows. One day last month a hummingbird ran into the window. We ran out to get it but it wouldn't fly away although it would lap up suger water from our fingers. We left it in a tree but it would not fly away. We were heartbroken. We called Guilderhaven and they called a local vet who rehabilitates birds. We took the little thing to the vet and she will do everything possible to save it. At least we had the satisfaction of knowing we did everything we could. Guilderhaven has many partners and wildlife rehabilitatiors are some of them. It doesn't matter who you are, they seem to always come to the rescue of any kind of animal. Awesome organization!

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I volunteer with a few local shelters and organizations and everyone at Guilderhaven has been very happy to help me in my efforts, whether it be getting a dog in the paper, on their website, or just helping get the animal a forever home. They are a very genuine and caring group and their efforts are well respected and appreciated by myself. I am sure that others would feel the same way. This group is willing to go the extra mile to help any animal that could benefit from it.

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I was a Board Member of Guilderhaven, inc. since our incorporation as a 501(c)(3) in 2002. I have since stepped down from the board but have been volunteering my services in maintaining our website (http:///www.guilderhaven.org) and our Facebook page. In addition, I helped secure grants for our low cost spay/neuter efforts. Over the past three years we have secured grants from a variety of foundations and organizations such as the Doris Day Animal Foundation, the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation, the Golub Foundation, the Wright Family Foundation, and the William Gundry Broughton Charitable Private Foundation. I am proud to work with Guilderhaven, inc. in their low cost spay/neuter efforts as well as in educating the public about responsible pet guardianship. I am also excited that we have two new board members that are wildlife rehabilitators that extend our mission to include wildlife and wildlife education.

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I am proud to be a board member of Guilderhaven,Inc.
People who love their pets and find themselves with emergency situations that they are unable to handle emotionally or financially turn to our organization for help. We are fortunate to be able to help so many companion animals and their owners who turn to us on a daily basis. We not only help fund low cost spay and neuter clinics but we also educate the public on how important it is to spay & neuter your pets.
I am also a wildlife rehabilitator and Guilderhaven pays all my costs and has helped me build aviaries for my birds of prey. Under Guilderhaven, I offer live bird of prey programs to teach children and adults about habitat loss and the impact on our ecosystem.

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