Community Outreach Program
Moving passion to action, Animal Haven is excited to announce our new Community Outreach program that raises awareness of the human-animal bond and strengthens pet ownership throughout New York City.
The program includes:
Helping Pets and People in Crisis, a safety-net program originating at the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals that is now based at Animal Haven. At Animal Haven, surrender prevention assistance includes referrals to low cost and free pet welfare services. In addition, the program offers emergency planning assistance and support for victims of domestic violence, individuals requiring brief hospitalizations, and others who risk losing their pets due to unexpected circumstances. Referrals can be made to JennyC@animalhaven.org.
Pet Owner Eviction Project
Pet owners at risk of eviction face challenges because few services consider owned animals. In anticipation of an increase in numbers of people facing eviction due to today’s economic conditions, Animal Haven’s Pet Owner Eviction Project is offering early intervention, information, and resources. The project is in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Animal Welfare, the City’s Office of Emergency Management and the City’s Animal Planning Task Force. The goals include screening eviction cases to identify pet owners, providing emergency planning assistance and support to increase pet retention, and connecting pet owners who need to surrender their animals to community resources. To make a referral, complete this simple referral form. For more information about the project, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Animal Haven’s Outreach Program is excited to introduce animal welfare to underserved communities and special populations. If your organization is interested in exploring opportunities with us, please contact Jenny at JennyC@animalhaven.org.
For more information and inquiries, contact Jenny Coffey, L.M.S.W, Director of Community Outreach, at JennyC@animalhaven.org or (212) 274-8511.