Safe Haven Animal Shelter & Wild Life Center (May 19, 2018)
New Animal Shelter and Wildlife Rehab (Aired on May 19 and 20, 2018) Josephine Santoro and Carl Syslo visit RadioRotary to tell about the new Safe Haven Animal Shelter $ Wildlife Center, located in Stormville in southern Dutchess County (Town of Beekman). The first phase of their operation will be to provide a no-kill shelter for injured or orphaned dogs, which can be adopted after any necessary rehab. These dogs will be kept in kennels until adopted, but in the second phase a new building, specially designed for making dogs and cats feel at home (and not imprisoned) will take over. The original kennel building will be remade for wildlife rehab—Ms. Santoro is a certified wildlife rehabilitator. An important adjunct to the Stormville facility is the Thrift Shop specializing in reselling donated pet-related products and household items. On Saturdays the Thrift Shop houses a Pet-Food Pantry, supplying free pet food to low-income pet owners.