About Animal Haven

PLEASE NOTE: We are taking preventative measures due to recent public health concerns.
Animal Haven visiting hours are by appointment only until further notice.
Please contact us to make an appointment.

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200 Centre Street
New York, NY  10013
(Corner of Hester Street)




By Appointment Only.
Contact us to make an appointment!
Closed Mondays 


a young cat, stares up intently, ready to play.

Cats and dogs are available for adoption at Animal Haven.

Fees are:

  • $175 per cat
  • $200 per kitten or $300 per pair (Why Two Kittens Are Better Than One)
  • $295 per dog over 1 year (includes collar and leash)
  • $395 per puppy 4 months to 1 year old (includes collar and leash)
  • $450 per puppy under 4 months old (includes collar and leash)

Fee covers spay/neuter, core vaccines, and microchip.


  • Must be 21 to adopt.
  • All interested adopters must meet an animal in-person at our shelter before an application can be submitted for that animal.
  • We ask for a personal reference (this can be a family member, friend, employer) who can attest to your ability to care for a pet.
  • Adopters who live in apartments will be required to show proof that pets are allowed. This can be provided in the form of a lease, phone number of a leasing office, landlord, super or property website.
  • If you currently have a pet, a vet reference will be required.
  • Some adoptions can be done same-day. Others may take more time to complete.

You may print and fill out the Adoption Application ahead of time, but we can only accept applications in person. Please DO NOT MAIL OR FAX it in.

We are currently processing applications remotely. Please contact us to begin the adoption process if you are interested in a specific animal. Our available animals can be viewed here.

Be sure to check out our FAQ page for answers to frequently asked questions.

Animal Intake

Animal Haven does accept owner relinquishments from the public.

Cats and dogs will be given a thorough behavioral and medical evaluation prior to admission.

Animal Haven does not accept animals with a history of aggression or biting.

Animal Haven reserves the right to refuse any animal. Appointments are required to surrender an animal.

Please call 212.274.8511 or Contact Us for more information or to make an appointment.  Please note that dogs and cats must pass a behavior and medical evaluation before admitted.

Board of Directors

as of September 2019

(all independent voting members)

Amy Campbell Chairman
Jane Wagman Vice Chair
Bob Flanagan
Andrew Simon Secretary
Nikki Joson
Tiffany Lacey
R. Scott Ornstein
Nicky Rothschild
Breanna Schultz
Candace Worth

Honorary Board

(this is a non-voting group)

Archie Gottesman (Emeritus)
Beth Finkelstein
James Keyte
Kevin Morgan
Craig Napoliello

Ambassadors Board

(this is a non-voting group)

Joshua Adler
Michelle Aptman
Patrick Athy
Kathleen Boon
Pookie Burch
Louisa Burch
Sara Burke
Daphne Coelho-Adam
Nikki Cole
Jaime Gleicher
Samantha Gloede
Carolyn Murphy
Carol Anne Riddell
Amanda Rosenfelt
Jared Seligman
Tracey Stewart
Stephanie von Watzdorf


Tiffany Lacey
President and Executive Director

Development & Administration

Jenny Coffey
Director of Community Engagement

Shannon Kirkman
Director of Marketing

Sandi Schiffman
Administrative Manager

Nicole Chan
Program Coordinator

Operations & Programming

Mantat Wong
Director of Operations

Mika Ito
Director of Animal Care

Kate Chamberlain
Adoptions Manager

Martha Kamberi
Training & Kennel Manager/Program Coordinator

Crystal Collazo
Training & Kennel Associate/Program Coordinator

Rose Norman
Adoption Counselor

May Tang
Adoption Counselor

Galaxia Siandre
Kennel Technician

Angel Guzman
Kennel Technician

Cobey Li
Kennel Technician

Amena Begum
Lead Cattery Technician/Kennel Technician

Kina Wu
Cattery Technician

Dr. Michael Berman, DVM
Staff Veterinarian

2018 990 Form

2018 Audited Financial Report


Animal Haven is an authorized shelter by the State of New York Department of Agriculture and Markets as a New York State Registered Shelter/Rescue (Registration No. RR086)

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