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Humane Society Of New York

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: To foster the humane care of animals through a fully staffed medical clinic, animal shelter and public education programs, as well as an adoption program to place animals with qualified new owners.

Programs: Animal medical care - clinic is maintained for scheduled & emergency treatment 7 days a week. Spay, neuter program to help control the population of unwanted pets and abandoned animals. Approx 38,000 animals were treated in 2014.

animal shelter and adoption - provides shelter & medical care for stray cats & dogs and for animals whose owners are no longer able to care for them. Efforts are made to place animals with qualified new owners. Approx 200 animals are in the shelter.

public education - promote medical care & humane treatment of animals. Newsletter,publications, ads & tv appearances are used to instruct pet owners & and the public on the proper care and respect for animals.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our last two dogs from this shelter. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They also gave us information on free dog training classes.


Client Served

Rating: 1

They made me wait over half an hour for each of my rabbits when I had them spayed. When I spoke to the doctor about whether the pain meds were included in the cost of the spay at the initial check-up I was told yes and when I picked up my first rabbit from getting spayed I got told that it was extra. When I brought my last rabbit in to be spayed, which all of the procedures were paid in full before the date of service, they tried to tell me that I owed money because the procedure is $115, not $100. That afternoon when I went to get my youngest, I was told that the vet needed to move my bunny's intestines to spay her because her uterus was underdeveloped. I had told the vet when he scheduled her spaying she would only be 19 weeks old by the day of the surgery. Then when I tried to actually get her so I can leave it took a very long time. When I asked where she was, I was told first, that they were "looking for her", then I was given the excuse that pick-up for surgery is always busy and takes a few minutes. I waited over twenty minutes. Finally, when I got home I found there was bandaging around my rabbit's back leg. When I called them, they essentially told me, oops, they must have forgotten to remove that when the catheter was removed, if there is no infection she's fine. I had to cut the bandaging out of her fur because it was so stuck to her that not even water was loosening it! My rabbit will not let me touch her now because I hurt her and restrained her trying to get the bandaging off!

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