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A new home for our homeless animals

The Warwick Valley Humane Society is a Not-for-Profit 501c3 NO KILL shelter serving the New York Towns of Warwick, Chester and Tuxedo, with emergency assistant services to adjacent towns. Our organization has managed the animal shelter since it was built in 1968. After 54 years, we were in desperate need of an updated facility.

Construction of our new shelter during the COVID pandemic has been challenging but we are nearing completion. Rising costs and delays have fully exhausted the $1.7m in funds and grants we have raised. Unexpected issues, common with every project, have eaten the cushion we had for such expenses. We are desperate to raise the final $350,000 to get us to building completion. We will be using our existing enclosures, bedding, cat tree’s, etc. for our dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets and any other pets in need of sheltering. These requested donations will be used only for actual building costs.

We have been and continue incurring rental costs of $4300/month for 2 sites: 1 for the cats, rabbits, ferrets and 1 for the dogs. Our staff has been traveling between the 2 sites multiple times a day for the past year. Our move in was scheduled for December but we are now unable to move into the new facility until sometime after the New Year which will extend our rental costs. Final payment for the construction will be due upon completion, and we have exhausted our donations, loans and grants. We are in dire need of your help to continue our contractual obligations in order to complete this building process!

The new building offers our homeless pets a safe, spacious, and healthy environment with mandated ventilation, isolation rooms and an inviting atmosphere to encourage adoptions. We have added 9 new kennels, 7 free roaming cat rooms and are now able to keep our small pets in the same building (previously housed in outlying buildings). Additionally, we have 14 rooms available for adoption at $20,000 which will feature a plaque honoring the adopter. As we approach what by all accounts may be a snowy winter, we are truly desperate for your help so we can continue to meet our building expenses and give all our animals a warm comfortable environment for years to come.

Please know that ALL donations are truly appreciated and fully tax deductible and may also be sent to

WVHS P.O. Box 61, Warwick, NY 10990
with notation of “Building Fund”
in the memo line as laws regarding non-profits require money be allocated to specific lines of business.

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With gratitude, WVHS Board of Directors

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