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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) not-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 2018, we facilitated the spay/neuter of 472 cats and 77 dogs with the help of grants from the William Gundry Broughton Private Charitable Private Foundation, Price Chopper Golub Foundation, the Barry Alan Gold Memorial Fund, 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 with the help of the Michaelson Family Fund. 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 the help of grants from the Barry Alan Gold Memorial Fund, the Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, and the Michaelson Family Fund. Please consider donating a tax-deductible donation to Guilderhaven, 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

71 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi Everyone, I'm pleased to share my story with you. During this Covid-19 period I decided to adopt 2 feral kittens from an organization not knowing of Guilderhaven. After having my 2 precious kittens for a month they both erupted with terrible fleas and worms. I called for a new veterinary appt. and was not able to get in for three weeks. Although, they referred me to Sue at Guilderhaven! Thank you Sue! How understanding, how knowledgeable, and when Sue needed more information she reached out immediately to other expert resources for answers and got right back to me. She had a medical plan for my kittens! We are so fortunate to have even met Sue on that same day. What a blessing. What a relief and how much more secure Sue made my household feel. Thank you.❣️What a wonderful organization. Thank you for all you do!!

2 Ron S.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Sue is one of the nicest women I have ever met. Her passion for this organization shines. My dog was able to have a lower cost spaying that was more affordable for me. Thanks. And she is always ready to donate baskets to try and raise money for them.
Couldn’t say enough.
Oh wait they also donated a waste station for our downtown area. With her help I was able to get 5 places in the city and now the city is adding 10 more. So thanks!

2 Lamination P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

For me Guilderhaven is the gold standard for doing what is best for the pet.

Christmas Eve 2000 Guilderhaven brought me a trap and helped me rescue a stray/lost cat. It was obvious some one loved and cared for her. Her coat was beautiful. Nails trimmed. Ears sparkling clean. She was just scared, hungry and cold.

We had friends visiting that were celebrating Hanukkah and we were celebrating Christmas. On the hope that her family would not be found we stayed up until early morning coming up with a name for her. We named her Star for the holidays.

Through their networking they searched for the cats owner. I have to admit I was hoping the owner would not be found! Guilderhaven found the owner on New Years Eve. The owners were so happy to hear she was o.k.. I was totally bummed.

Guilderhaven found out they had rescued her on the side of the road in Virginia while on a family vacation. They brought her back to Guilderland. They love and cared for her. But she was very timid with the other pets they already had in their home.

Guilderhaven let them know we were pet lovers too and she had been very well cared for with us. After some conversation they decided it would be best for her in our home as it was a little quieter. I could not have been happier!

Guilderhaven helped with the rescue on Christmas Eve, searched for the owner and ultimately helped guide the decision making on what would be best for the pet.

Thanks to Guilderhaven she was the best Christmas present ever. We were very fortunate to have this very snugglie, loving, beautiful kitty we treasured for 16 fantastic years.

We have maintained our continued support for Guilderhaven since Christmas 2000.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a former board member, I can attest that Guilderhaven has helped hundreds of pets receive medical care and has assisted their owners with providing various help when there is a need. Guilderhaven is very active in our community.

1 Gardengirl57

Client Served

Rating: 5

Guilderhaven is an amazing organization with incredibly dedicated people; their hard work and around the clock care that they give to animals that might not otherwise have a chance of survival is impressive. These people have definitely earned their crown in Heaven!

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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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1 Fosterlady

Donor

Rating: 5

Guilderhaven is a great asset to the companion animals in the Altamont area. Whether you need information, assistance or an extra hand these folks are ready to help. Well worth supporting with your contributions and time.

1 Rochar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Whenever I have a friend that needs help with a stray animal, I just call Guilderhaven and get the answers I need. Recently we had a person who needed assistance with her cat and as always, Guilderhaven was able to point me in the right direction. What would I do without them? If ever I say I will call Guilderhaven, people are so grateful. Thank you for always being there for everyone.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Whenever I have a question about a stray or injured animal I just call the volunteers at Guilderhaven and they connect me with the right people. They help pay for hundreds of spay and neuter a each year and help countless animals get adopted. We are so lucky to have them in our area!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

There's never been a more caring, helpful organization for animals than Guilderhaven. The work they do is truly inspirational. These people have hearts of gold and are committed to helping animals find good homes and get good medical treatment. If I could give them ten stars I would.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We always turn to Guilderhaven when the homeless families we serve have a pet that needs veterinary care. They always respond immediately and provide generous support and guidance. Our community is truly blessed to have such a caring organization committed to serving animals and their owners!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our dog Skye from Guilderhaven years ago. He was abandoned twice but the volunteers never gave up on him. They walked him and took care of him until he found his forever home with us. They helped acclimate him to his new surroundings with us and he lived to a ripe old age of 16 being loved and spoiled. Guilderhaven exists on donations, plant and book sales, etc. It’s amazing what they can accomplish and how many people they are able to help!

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Donor

Rating: 5

This is a great non-profit with volunteers who really care about the health and welfare of animals. We adopted a dog through them. He had been abandoned and they took care of him for months until we adopted him and remained a resource for us as we worked through initial separation anxiety issues. Excellent group!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Guilderhaven, inc. has been helping the animal community since 2002 and has been successful in helping clients maintain their responsibility to their companion animals. In turn they have been able to decrease the number of animals given up to overcrowded animal shelters.

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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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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.

1

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.

1

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

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

1

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!

1

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.

3

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!

2

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!

2

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.

2

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

3

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

1

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Guilderhaven is the best organization to help animals I have ever seen. We are so blessed to have them in our community. No one could care more or do more for our helpless furry friends and family members. A few years ago my mother died and I was left with her dog. My husband did not want us to take him in, so I contacted Guilderhaven. They were amazing. They immediately put up flyers and advertised his story, looking for a good 'forever home'. Their efforts were amazing. I had several people contact me. In the meantime, my husband saw how much I loved the dog and had a change of heart, so we were able to keep the dog. But I will never forget how Guilderhaven was there for me and my mother's dog at our lowest time. Thank you for everything you do. You are a Godsend.

2 Diane191

Donor

Rating: 5

Love that they came to a birthday party and promoted animals lives. They have also been great with group visits leaving our kids with great memories and knowledge

2 Kristen75

Client Served

Rating: 5

Guilderhaven not only saved my dogs life, but my sanity as well as restored my faith in humanity! Sue is the most caring kind hearted soul. She took immediate action when my poor pup needed an emergency surgery I couldn't afford. Everyone else told me I needed to put him down because of the vet bills in our future. Not Sue! She connected me with her phenomenal Veterinary team and told me she would help support us however the organization could! She was honest and very upfront with expectations and advice. I couldn't possibly put into words what all of this meant to me during a very difficult time. I have since done everything I can to help support guilderhaven because I was blessed with first hand experience of the kind of love and support they offer not only the animals but the people that love them and are in need. There is no more genuine, authentic, compassionate or caring organization out there for our fuzzy family! Thank you Sue and all of Guilderhaven supporters! I can't imagine our community without you!

1 Angela170

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Guilderhaven provides a very valuable service to the community through low-cost spaying/neutering cats.

My mother loves her cat. Her cat provides her unconditional love and companionship. However, she lives on a very limited income. In 2015, Guilderhaven facilitated the spay/neuter of 561 cats so that those like my mother can have a pet responsibly.

It is such a great organization that provides a wonderful service to our community!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Guilderhaven came through for me when I needed help for my beloved cat,if it wasnt for Guilderhaven she would not be with me today.

1

Advisor

Rating: 5

I have been a board member, volunteer, and grant writer for Guilderhaven, inc. I got involved and continue to stay involved with this non-profit because of all the good they do for the animal community. They have facilitated the spay/neuter of many cats and dogs through the years as well as provide food for animals that are in need as well as medical intervention. In addition to companion animals Guilderhaven, inc., with the help of our wildlife rehabilitator, has helped wildlife as well.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5


I have known the people at Guilderhaven, Inc. for many years. They work tirelessly for the unfortunate animals. I have used them to get one dog spayed and one dog neutered, preventing unwanted litters for a family. I am now going to reach out to them for help with a mother cat that has had four kittens at my home. The mother is no more than a kitten herself, and is feral, so the entire family will have to be trapped. They all will need shots and be spayed and neutered. I live in the country, and am finding unwanted cats all the time. I am in greyhound rescue, so I know what it takes to re-home an animal. I also work with a local horse rescue organization. The job of caring for animals unfortunate enough to find themselves needing help is huge. To keep on going the way Guilderhaven, Inc. has, makes an enormous difference.

Pat Colitsas
President,
Greyhounds As Companions, Inc.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have found Guilderhaven, Inc. to be a valuable resource for Greyhounds As Companions, Inc. They have found donated dog food for us, as well as many other products, bedding, supplements, medications, etc., and donated them to us. Sue Green is also working on a way for my granddaughter to get her two dogs spayed and neutered later this month. I know if I ask Guilderhaven for help, its always there.

Pat

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Donor

Rating: 5

Guilderhaven is one of the best volunteer groups that I have ever dealt with. Guilderhaven first helped us many years ago with numerous barn cats that we were caring for at a local equine facility. They helped with medical expenses many times when these cats needed veterinary care. When that facility closed, they were instrumental in helping catch many of these feral cats and rehome them. Sue Green, one of the board members, even came out with us late at night to assist in our efforts to catch all the cats! Guilderhaven is an all volunteer organization that truly cares about the animals. My husband and I continue to support Guilderhaven and the important work they do.


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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My Police Department received a call for an injured fawn, stuck in a fenced in area. The fawn wasn't moving at all. I went in to get him and then brought him to the Emergency Vet. They weren't having much luck with the fawn and he was transferred to Guilderhaven. Within 2 hours, the little guy was up and moving around. Thank you Guilderhaven!!! The picture below is what he looked like on the way to the Vet.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have contacted Sue Green and Guilderhaven on many occasions to help me with stray or injured cats or dogs in my neighborhood. Each time Sue directed me as to where to take the animal to be examined,tested,treated,and spayed or neutered.
Sue has also gone out of her way to help me locate a lost animal and get it safely back home.
Georgia also helped me get the word out about a kitty needing a home by taking photos and putting an article in "Our Towne Guilderland" brochure.
Guilderhaven is an AMAZING organization and does everything possible to assist animals in need and to help the community.

2 Danielle88

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have a 5yr old pibull terrier "Lincoln"I have owned him since 8 weeks...He has eaten something foreign ..tried everything but surgery...I am a single mom and we love this dog and can't afford surgery to fix him..It kills us to watch him suffer..If anyone k per of some help it would be greatly appreciated..I can be contacted on Facebook Leah Marie Pelton ..I don't I ow what else to do!!

2 Espey R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I HAD CONTACTED SUE GREEN OVER THE PAST YEARS, SHE HAS HELP ME OUT WITH TAKING CARE OF MY CATS WHEN THEY HAD GOTTEN SICK AND EVEN WHEN I NEEDED TO GET THEM FIX. SHE IS THE MOST UNDERSTANDING PERSON THAT I HAVE EVER MET AND HER LOVE FOR ANIMALS IS AWESOME. SHE REALLY DOES GO ABOVE AND BEYOND FOR PEOPLE WHOM ARE IN NEED OF HELP WHEN EMERGENCY ASSISTANT IS NEEDED, AND WHEN I HAD PROBLEMS PAYING A BILL. IF IT WASN'T FOR HER HELP AND KINDNESS I DON'T KNOW WHAT I WOULD HAVE DONE. THANK YOU SUE GREEN FOR YOUR HELP.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am so grateful for this wonderful organization. Their work in helping people with their beloved pets is unique, altruistic, and a much needed service. When my friend's dog needed surgery they arranged a discounted procedure; it could have meant the difference between saying goodbye to Alex and giving him a few more years of quality life. I cannot praise them enough; they are worthy of our support. I am so grateful that such a place exists.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have dealt with Sue Green at Guilderhaven in the last couple of years and find her, and the organization, to be very knowledgeable and helpful. They always go above and beyond in helping match the right pet to the right person and being sure that shots and neutering are taken care of if the person needs assistance in this area. I have never seen more caring and loving people.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I met Guilderhaven in 2003, when I went to the Guilderland animal shelter to find a new dog. They assured me that Jack, a mixed pit bull they'd been working with, was the dog for me. They were right, so right that I went back later and wanted to get Jack's friend Molly, another pit bull. The Guilderhaven folks made sure they got reacquainted before letting me take them both home. I credit Guilderhaven's patient work with both those dogs that made them such great companion animals for over 10 years. Both, sadly, are gone now, but I still keep in touch with the Guilderhaven group, which continues to do good work with dogs and cats that need a loving home.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I find Guilderhaven to be a nonprofit with wonderful and caring people. Sue Green is a very kind and helpful person who will always go out of her way to help in any way she can. I have been proud to donate to their sales the last few years to help them raise money for all the ways they provide help and assistance to those needing it. The community should be proud to have such a group of caring individuals.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a veterinarian and I work with Guilderhaven regularly. They are extremely generous (to a fault at times) to the local community. Not only do they donate money to have local pets spayed and neutered, they often help people without means to pay for their sick animals' care. Because of them, pets have had life-saving surgery, treatments, hospitalizations, and care. They have saved many, many lives.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

It has been my pleasure to know and experience the services of Guilderhaven for many years. Whether it be in the classroom explaining to a group of 10-year olds why they should respect the new puppy or providing free or low-cost medicine or vet care to an elderly person with a sick animal, Sue Green and the Guilderhaven volunteers are first in line. They are a first-class outfit in the Capital Region and Sue Green a perfect fit for 'volunteer of the year'!

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guilderhaven 07/23/2015

Thank you for your kind words an dour support!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Here is a non-profit that even if they do not have the answer will call you back right away and help you find the answer that will best help you and your companion animal!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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 05/06/2015

Thank you for your kinds words and thank you for paying it forward!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

2 whisperingwillowwildcare

Board Member

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

In the fall of 2013 I received a call from one of my best friends who was in a desperate situation. Having lost her job and struggling to find new work, her unemployment benefits ran out and most days she was going hungry herself so that her cats could eat. Friends chipped in to help out where we could but we couldn't help for much longer and she was out of cat food and needed help. I called local Veterinary offices and asked if there was any program known that would help people who had fallen on hard times in an emergency. I was told to call Guilderhaven. I didn't know what this organization did but I called and explained the situation. Sue Green arranged to meet me that day to drop off some emergency cat food supplies. I expected maybe a small bag of cat food and walked down the street to meet her. She opened her car and gave me two huge bags of cat food, and then a ride back up to my house with them! She also said to have my friend call when the supplies got low and they would be able to help again! I couldn't believe it and my friend, and her cats were extremely grateful. I began attending fundraisers and met several members of Guilderhaven whose work and stories are an amazing inspiration of what people can do to help animals. My friend has since gotten a job and is back on her feet but I have not forgotten the miracle this group performed in coming to the rescue. I want everyone to know about and support this organization. We may think we will never need the help that this group provides, but they offer so much for the animals and their people, and in today's hard economic climate NO ONE is immune from needing some kind of help at some point.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have known about Guilderhaven for quite sometime and always donated to this wonderful cause. Now being a board member I have seen first hand what a difference this organization can make in both animals and owners lives. Not only for domestic animals but also for wildlife, being 1 of 2 rehabilitators involved with this organization I couldn't be prouder to be a part of this wonderful organization.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This organization is made up of caring and dedicated volunteers!

2 Deborah A L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Guilderhaven has helped many animal lovers who have fell on hard times financially and helped by spay/neuter programs, donating food, emergency vet visits. Has also offered their advice and directed people to the appropriate animal trainers/behaviorists, which in turn has helped the owners to make the decision to keep their pets instead of turning them into already overcrowded shelters. They also have helped animals get adopted out by advertising them on their website and also spreading the word of great animals at area shelters. They have also done educational programs at local schools to teach children how to treat animals w/kindness and how to be a responsible pet owner. They also teach about wildlife creatures. I have witnessed Guilderhaven people calm a person down who thinks they have no other choice but to give an animal up, and offer much better solutions.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

By working very closely with Guilderhaven over the last ten years I am able to work with the very poor inner-city residents to help spay/neuter dogs and cats for pet owners who have limited or no income and just can't afford the spay/neuter cost for their pets. Most of these owners have pets because they opened their door to a starving and/or pregnant cat on the porch or took a dog from a home where it was was being neglected (beaten, caged, and/or fed very little).

Guilderhaven totally understands the need to help these pets and 100% supports spay/neuter as the solution to reduce the number of homeless pets in our inner-city community. They field every phone call for help that comes in and work very hard to find a solution to whatever animal situation that comes along. Besides this huge undertaking Guilderhaven also reaches deep in their hearts to find energy for continual fund-raising.

Thank you Guilderhaven for all you do!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I adopted a dog from this group before they became incorporated as Guilderhaven. They were a group of volunteers who actively served our town for over 30 years. They were very supportive of our adoption, encouraging us to bring our current dog with us to the shelter to be sure she got along with the dog we planned on adopting; ;they provided pre-visits to our house, and post advice. I watched them become incorporated as they faced opposition from the town we live in (who wanted to turn them into a kill shelter group and they refused). Their fight received publicity and wide support from residents in the town . They have gone on to raise money to continue their efforts in a large spay and neuter program, and to provide funds to elderly and low-income folks who cannot afford vet care. They are very hard working volunteers who do big things with the amount of money they are able to raise.

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