New York takes a pause, Not Us!

While the world around us is taking a pause and we adjust to what we now know is our new temporary norm, some things don’t pause. Caring for animals in need doesn’t pause. Kitten season will not pause. Keeping pets with their families will not pause. Helping animals in need will not pause.

Meet Ricky, a sweet senior boy who arrived at Pets Alive from our friends at Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) right before the “big pause”. He was found as a stray roaming the streets of Brooklyn, with severe dental disease. His need for a dental treatment will not pause.

Ricky at ACC

Ricky at Pets Alive, all groomed!







We need you now more than ever. On average, it costs Pets Alive $15 a day to provide a single day of care for just ONE animal. We have 208 animals in care at Pets Alive at this very moment. That equals $3,120 a day!  

There is so much more than just food and water behind each one of our animals. The shelter requires electricity, heat, staff, cleaning supplies, medications, maintenance, dental treatments, lab work, farriers and general veterinarian care. That is on top of every single animal getting appropriate vaccinations, microchips, species-appropriate testing, deworming and being spayed/neutered.

With New York on pause, like so many parts of the country, fundraising events are being postponed or canceled – right when we need them the most headed into kitten season! Every year Pets Alive takes in close to 300 kittens from our local community. We are scared of that wave of kittens that will not pause without these fundraisers that see us through the never-ending calls for help. 

We need your help and we need it now! There are many ways to help:

  1. Donate an item through our Amazon Wish List. We are updating it daily with the most urgent needs.
  2. Create a Facebook Fundraiser and get your social networks involved.
  3. Become one of our monthly sponsors through our monthly giving program. Monthly giving helps us count on a certain amount of revenue each month to help us care for these 200+ animals. And it helps you with your budgeting by spreading out the costs over time. Even a $5.00 monthly sponsorship goes a long way.
  4. Donate a one-time gift to show your support for the animals in our care.

Pets Alive has been helping animals in need for over 30 years and by working together with your everlasting support, we will continue to answer those calls for help. Thank you for all you do for the animals!

Becky Tegze
Executive Director
Pets Alive





ps…prefer to send a donation check? Mail us a check to: Pets Alive, 363 Derby Road, Middletown, NY 10940

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