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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Veterinary Services, Wildlife Preservation & Protection

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: Guilderhaven, inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-for-profit that helps the animal community. We provide 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. In 2017, we facilitated the spay/neuter of 461 cats and 82 dogs with the help of grants from the Seymour Fox Foundation, and from generous donations from our individual supporters! We continue our mission in helping New York companion animals and rehabilitating wildlife as well as educating the public. In addition, we continue to help place animals from private homes, rescue groups and animal shelters , speak to school groups, youth organizations, and church groups, and produce an educational coloring booklet. This booklet emphasizes the importance of responsible pet guardianship and humane behavior toward animals. This year we continue our spay/neuter efforts with a generous grant from the William Gundry Broughton Charitable Private Foundation, Inc.!

Target demographics: companion animals of New York residents and wildlife

Direct beneficiaries per year: 461 cats and 82 dogs with the help of grants from the Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, the Golub Foundation, and from generous donations from our individual supporters!

Geographic areas served: New York state, with a focus on Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, and Montgomery 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

Community Stories

60 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our precious Cat Cotton and I can not say enough about the wonderful volunteers that made our process smooth. We had two dogs at home and they were able to help us transition them.all very nicely. They were with is every step of the way. Thank you for all you do.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Susan green and guilderhaven are awesome. No one wants to see homeless pets. No one ! I am an animal lover to sa thy the least. I just recently moved back to New York due to hurricane florence in South Carolina which destroyed my house. On my way out battling the storm I saved four little tiger kittens. I just knew I couldn't afford to have them spayed and neutered by of the financial devastation that the hurricane had caused. However I did know I could give them a forever home and with the help of guilderhaven they would be spayed and neutered to help cont extol the pet population and keep them healthy. I thank everyone from this organization that has made it possible for me to keep my new found babies. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Rose Doxa

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our precious Cat Cotton and I can not say enough about the wonderful volunteers that made our process smooth. We had two dogs at home and they were able to help us transition them.all very nicely. They were with is every step of the way. Thank you for all you do.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Guilderhaven, Inc. is an amazing organization with the most dedicated and caring volunteers. We adopted Cotton in February and the volunteers (Laurie and Dorothy) helped us through the transition of bringing him home to our house of 2 dogs were amazing. They were with us each step of the way and they made the transition for us go smoothly with their help and guidance. They have hearts of gold and truly care about the animals. Thank you Guilderhaven, you are simply the best and we can not imagine our lives without Cotton being in it. Truly a blessing.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We have been working with Guilderhaven for about 7 years now. I love being able to help these families get their pets spayed and neutered. They are also given vaccines when they come in for surgery and are tested for heartworm and lyme disease. If it wasn't for them most of these people couldn't get it done. I'm thankful this organization is out there.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a friend of someone who has been involved with Guilderhaven for years, I can surely say that the dedication and effort that goes into this organization is amazing. I would babysit my friend's children while she would spend time at an animal shelter or go to the home of a pet owner that desperately needed help. This is an organization of wonderful people who always go out of their way to help our furry friends.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

When a stray cat arrived on our doorstep and we found the local shelter to be full and not accepting any more cats, we resorted to calling Guilderhaven, who referred us to a local veterinarian who would spay/neuter the cat for a nominal fee. Although we already had two rescue cats and would not have chosen to add one more to our family, it has worked out well and Guilderhaven staff could not have been more pleasant or helpful.

1 Gardengirl57

Client Served

Rating: 5

I found a nest of baby bunnies that had been scattered by something; two were already dead, but three were still moving. I called several rescues but was turned away by all of them until we found Guilderhaven. They gladly took in the survivors and successfully raised them. I have nothing but huge kudos for this group, not only for accepting these babies when no one else would, but also for their dedication, commitment, and hard work. These people are nothing less than heroic!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I found a litter of baby rabbits that something had dug up and scattered; they were only a couple of days old and so little that I could fit the three survivors in the palm of my hand. We made several calls to different rescue organizations but no one would take them in. Fortunately, we finally found Guilderhaven, and they graciously agreed to take in and care for the babies even though they were already slammed with an influx of animals. We were so grateful that these little creatures would have a chance at life. Thank god for Guilderhaven and the dedicated people who devote their time to saving the smallest and weakest among us. I was informed that the babies survived, thrived, and have been released back into the wild. Another success story!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Guilderhaven is a wonderful organization filled with amazing and dedicated staff and volunteers!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Several years ago, a friend’s cat was hit by a car. She called several veterinarians to treat her cat but she could not afford the care. None of the veterinarians’ offices would accept a payment plan. She called me and I put her in touch with Sue at Guilderhaven. Sue immediately made arrangements for the cat to receive veterinary care and paid the bill. The cat had been seriously injured and a leg was amputated. My friend still has her cat today because of Sue and Guilderhaven. Guilderhaven is a very compassionate organization that ALWAYS put the animal’s needs first. I am proud to call Sue my friend and be able to help out Guilderhaven whenever possible. Guilderhaven is a 5 star + group!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Guilderhaven came to the rescue of a gorgeous Irish Setter who lived in our neighborhood. This dog was neglected and left outside without food, water or shelter. My neighbors and I contacted our local animal control office several times, only to see no results. I contacted Georgia from Guilderhaven who immediately visited the owners of the Irish setter. She spoke at length with the owner who ended up sending the dog to a loving home coordinated by Georgia. Now, Max the Irish Setter is living a happy, healthy and fulfilled life! I will always be grateful to Guilderhaven for saving Max!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

its great to know there is someone out there that takes care of our fallen critters, i had 2 birds,one a mourning dove that was stunned and it was all puffed up cold and i got it to a warm spot and it spent the winter with Jean,who takes in wildlife and if she does not do certain animals she has many sources of others that do,i also had a wood pecker that was stunned from hitting a window and she took it to the vet who helps also,anyway im happy to know there are good people out there that do care and volunteer there time and money to make it happen,God Bless these people

1 Peter A.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with Guilderhaven for many years and have seen how effective this organization is. Their spaying and neutering of feral animals has been extremely helpful and they are always available to help individuals who need support for their pets. They are very effective at raising funds and also very judicious in the use of their funding. This is unquestionably a 5-star nonprofit.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

I cannot believe it has been >16 years since Guilderhaven, inc. received their 501(c)(3) certification. Since that time the organization has changed but the overall mission of helping the animal community has not. Guilderhaven, inc. has consistently provided education and low cost spay/neuter for more than 13 years. In addition, Sue Green, the current Chair is accessible 24/7 to help the public with any emergency and any question.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

excellent organization which helps so many who are in need and love their pets but just cant do it with out an organization like Guilderhaven! Thank you Sue for making it all happen!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Guilderhaven is a kind and compassionate organization. They have helped guests of Family Promise keep their pets by covering veterinary bills while the homeless family works on securing affordable housing. They truly make a difference for people and have had a significant positive impact of the community!
Mary Giordano
Executive Director
Family Promise of the Capital Region

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was put in touch with Guilderhaven, Inc. when we needed to find a home for our cat. Everyone I talked with was understanding of our situation and willing to go above and beyond to help us!
This is an amazing organization who have made it their mission to assist animals in need. Please continue to support them!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I run a spay/neuter program for pets of low income area residents. Some people aren't able to afford our deeply discounted prices. Guilderhaven is always willing to help. Great organization.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The safety, happiness and well being of animals always comes first with Guilderhaven. I am so appreciative they are in these animals' lives. Thank you

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Client Served

Rating: 5

A long time has passed since Sue Green & Guilderhaven helped pay my vet bill for Sierra. I'm disabled & barely had money for food but my girl always ate first & Dr.Orto came to the house to help her i just found out who paid the bill don't know how much it was I was very sick. Last week my girl crossed the rainbow bridge to heaven with Dr.Ottos kind help, she came home today in a beautiful wooden box. I asked if i had outstanding bills & he told me Sue & Guilderhaven paid her bill & for that i am very grateful. & am now in a position to make a donation to Guilderhaven so someone in the same circumstances can receive medical care for their dog. Thank you again sorry it took so long. Waiting for my heart to stop hurting so I can open it again to a new fur baby. Sincerely Robin Elliott

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Donor

Rating: 5

I found a baby squirrel that work in a hot parking lot and called Jean and she offered a safe place to care for him he turned out to be a red squirrel and when I went to her home she had some wonderful baby animals that were so well taken care of that I was very happy and she was available I couldn't ask for a better person to take care of these beautiful little animals

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I, Barbara A. Biittig, rescued a yorkie who is 11 years old. He was found at our local golf club and had be there for over 2 weeks. I am the Town Clerk in our Town and the owner of the club called me to see what could be done with this little guy. He had not been neutered, very bad teeth, and was very skinny. To have every thing done to him was very expensive. I checked with Guilderhaven and spoke with a very wonderful lady who gave me all the information on him being neutered through their program. Riley was neutered with such wonderful care. He is doing wonderful and is a new dog. He joined my other 3 eleven year dogs. Thanks to Guilderhaven Riley has a new lease on life and feels like a 7 year old. This is a wonderful thing that is being done by them.