Category Archives: Why We Do This

Video: Thanks to you!

On this Thanksgiving Day, so many animals are thankful for your support. Because of you, the animals have a safe and warm place to live, eat nourishing meals, receive the medical care they need, get pampered by our staff and … Continue reading

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Heroes Wanted!

Help us heal their broken hearts. We make a promise to every animal that comes through our doors and becomes part of the Pets Alive family: You will always have a place, you will always be loved, and we will … Continue reading

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Thank You!

Dear Friends, Adopters, Volunteers, and Supporters, During this time of year, in between all the running around and rushing from one party to another, we also take time to reflect on the importance of friends and family. For most of … Continue reading

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Happy Tails: Who Rescued Who?

Charlie Bray was brokenhearted and not interested in much of anything. In less than two months, he lost his mother-in-law, followed just 4 weeks later by the death of his beloved wife, Joanie, to an aggressive cancer. Shortly before Joanie … Continue reading

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A Day In The Life

Written by:  Danielle Eisenberg, Cat Caregiver As I approach my first year anniversary working at Pets Alive, I have given a lot of thought about what it is I truly do as well as about the organization itself. When I first … Continue reading

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Animals Rescued from Minisink are Ready for New Homes

By Audrey Lodato, Executive Director Pets Alive Middletown The animals from the hoarding situation in Minisink have been through hell, but there’s some good news. We’re done with the sickness and the worry. We’re getting to the end of the … Continue reading

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A Week Into a Long Journey of Healing

By Audrey Lodato, Executive Director, Pets Alive It’s been a week since we got the call from Deputy Sheriff Vincent Iannuzi alerting us to an urgent hoarding situation in Minisink. A week since we responded immediately to that call and … Continue reading

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The Depths of Depravity

Collectively, we’ve got decades of experience in rescue at Pets Alive – we’re pretty thick skinned. It takes a lot to rattle us. We’ve unfortunately dealt with debilitating neglect and circumstances horrible beyond measure for companion animals. We’d thought we’d … Continue reading

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A Revolution: Dogs Playing For Life At Pets Alive

Dog Play Photos by Valen Kester Have you ever had a moment when you realized that a deeply held belief is totally wrong? Up until recently I might have told you that I knew a little something about dog-on-dog aggression … Continue reading

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Providing A Life Worth Living

By Audrey Lodato, Executive Director at Pets Alive Middletown The definition of sanctuary is “A place where someone is protected or given shelter.”  We take the fact that we are a sanctuary very seriously. Although it would be wonderful if … Continue reading

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