My 6 year Journey, by Lily
Goshen Humane Society believes in "Paying it forward."
There isn't a day that I don't send out a thank you to someone who donated their time or things needed for the shelter. I am eternally grateful to ALL that help the shelter in some way. Goshen Humane Society should matter to everyone. I also understand there are people that truly do want to keep their cats and dogs but may be going through a tough time. If you find that you need food for your cat or dog and that's what it takes to get through a temporary tough time, please come to the shelter and we will help the best that we can. I admire anyone who truly wants to keep their pet, but may just be having a tough time feeding them. If we can help in some small way, GHS wants to help. All I ask in return is that you "pay it forward" down the road to someone else that needs help. Either visit the shelter or call us at 845-294-3984 and ask for our help.
The Adoption Process Just Got Easier!
We are pleased to say that we have upgraded the Adoption Application Process. We have teamed up with Petstablished!
Petstablished is a premium provider of management software to Animal Welfare Organizations. Through their easy-to-use-interface AWOs can track information for all of our pets, adopters, fosters, donations, and staff. We are using their Web based Adoption forms. No more printing and mailing (unless you prefer the 'hand on' experience, which you can still do).
Please fill out your application for one our our shelter cats or dogs at http://www.petestablished.com/
and follow the instructions to make your on line adoption experience as positive as possible. You can also find our adoptable animals on http://www.rescueme.org
along with many other websites. If you do not have a computer, please come into the shelter as you will want to meet any potential cat or dog that you may want to adopt and we will be happy to fill out the application for you on line.
Looking to Surrender?
At the present time we are taking in dogs on a case by case basis. Please understand that there ARE fees involved. Most people looking to surrender dogs have dogs that are not spayed or neutered, untested or vaccinated and most haven't been to a Vet in a long time. In order to be in the shelter a dog needs to spayed or neutered, tested for Heartworm/Lyme, and vaccinated for Rabies, Distemper and Bordatella. The shelter can't absorb this cost. This is the responsibility of the pet owner. We suggest that before you look to surrender your dog to contact T.A.R.A. (The Animal Rights Alliance) in Middletown at 845-343-1000 or their website http://www.tara-spayneuter.org/ to get your dog fully updated before looking to surrender them. The services that TARA provides make it easily affordable to get what your pet needs. There is also a surrender fee.
We are also accepting cats at this time. As most people know, we receive NO funding whatsoever for cats, so the same goes for cats. Cats need to be spayed/neutered, tested for FIV/Leukemia, and vaccinated for Rabies and Distemper. There is also a surrender fee. Please remember that by surrendering your dog or cat that we are taking on the responsibility of caring for them and anything that arises medically. Some of these animals stay in the shelter longer than others.
PLEASE DO NOT put your animals on CRAIGSLIST! If you are looking to re home your pet, Craigslist is not the place to do it. Please ask family and friends, neighbors exhaust all efforts before looking to put your pet in a shelter. Even though we love and care for all animals that come through our shelter, some do not do well in shelters regardless of how much love they receive.
If you are looking to surrender a cat or dog, please email firstname.lastname@example.org You will get a response within 48 hours. When you email, please provide pictures, your situation, where you live, age of pet, health, if spayed or neutered and what vaccines and tests they have have and when.
In regards to DOG CONTROL DOGS - Dog owners are required by law to have an up to date Rabies and Dog License for their dogs. If your dog ends up at the shelter you can incur fines. If your dog ends up at the shelter a 2nd time (or multiple times) unfortunately there will be increased fines. In addition, if the Dog Control Officer comes out to pick up a dog that is lose, we are allowed to charge you a fine. We are being called to come out and pick up dogs at late hours of the night because dog owners are not watching or containing their dogs. We have had multiple dogs this past year who are repeat offenders who are lose on a weekly basis and we are being called to come and retrieve them. To date we have not fined people, but because this has become a huge issue, it is important that people know that they will be fined. If your dog is NOT up to date with rabies, unfortunately they can't leave the shelter, so it is very important that you make sure they are up to date. Licensing is $7, so please make sure this is done. Again, T.A.R.A. (845-343-1000) in Middletown, does ALL of these services are incredibly low cost. PLUS they will micro chip your dog. You can call them or go to their website for pricing. It is much less expensive to get your dog up to date, and licensed then to incur fines. We appreciate your cooperation, plus it makes our job easier as we end up spending a lot of time looking for owners of dogs that are scared and just want to get home to their owners. If you have any questions, please call the shelter at 845-294-3984.
Special Wishlist need:
We have not been successful in raising money for fencing, but are in GRAVE need of new chain link fencing doors outside. When we added onto the shelter about 4 years ago and tried to save money, we reused old fence doors. They are very unsafe, extremely corroded and we have duct taped them to the point where there is not much to duct tape anymore. Because of this we only put out one dog at a time. We do need more fencing for the dogs to be able to have more exercise, however replacement outside doors are a top priority right now. You can donate by going to our GOFUNDME page where we are raising money for difference causes. You can also go to our DONATIONS PAGE.
For our cats, something new that would be a great interactive toy is Pet Cube. This item can be found on AMAZONSMILE (where you can also donate to your favorite charity.) Pet Cube enables us to interact with the cats and not even be at the shelter. A great way to be able to play and interact even when we can't physically be with them.
Please see our Donations Page!
You can now Donate to GHS through Amazon!
IF YOU ORDER THROUGH AMAZON, PLEASE CONSIDER ORDERING THROUGH WWW.AMAZONSMILE.COM AND PUT IN GOSHEN HUMANE SOCIETY AS YOUR CHARITY OF CHOICE. BY DOING THIS, EACH TIME YOU ORDER SOMETHING, A PERCENTAGE WILL GO TO GOSHEN HUMANE SOCIETY. SO IF YOU KNOW ANYONE WHO LOVES ANIMALS, AMAZON AND GOSHEN HUMANE SOCIETY, PLEASE LET THEM KNOW ABOUT AMAZON SMILE.
GHS is now on WOOFTRAXX & GOFUNDME
WOOFTRAX for those of you with Smartphones.
|Download app and then chose Goshen Humane Society. Then put in each of your dogs information (takes a minute) and each time you go for a walk, click on "START WALKING" and each time you will help raise money for Goshen Humane Society. People can also go to Home and read about the app. Thank you for walking your dog and for also helping to raise money for Goshen Humane Society, Inc.
||Chain link Gates & Pet cube
Donation Clothing and Shoe Bin
Spring Cleaning Season will soon be here!
Located at the entrance of Goshen Humane Society and the DPW on Police Drive. Now you can clean out your closets all year round! Thank you Everyone!
Goshen Humane Society T-shirts sale going on now!
Blue tie die shirts are $18. White shirt sleeve (not pictured) are $15 and white long sleeved t-shirts are $20 for all sizes. Call 845-294-3984 or come by the Shelter.
We are temporarily out of the Tie Dye Shirts, but should have more in stock by Spring 2017
Goshen Humane Society still struggles with the issues of very low funding from Town & Village. In comparison to other municipalities, we are at the very bottom of the totem pole when it come to funding. Shelters in our area are getting 4 times and higher what Goshen Humane Society is getting. At the end of each day, this means that our survival is based on what we bring in from surrender and adoption fees, and the generosity of the public. This can't go on much longer without either more people getting involved primarily in fundraising and grant writing. Yes, these are fulltime commitments but we need people that can put together BIG fundraisers with very little cost and can work on their own. Please help the shelter as it falls on a very few and this is our means of survival.
Please consider becoming a member of Goshen Humane Society. Membership is $25 per person. $25.00 will go a long way to help a shelter animal. Please click here and fill out a membership on line and become a member.
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Goshen Humane Society, Inc.
PO Box 37
Goshen NY 10924
We are located at 44 Police Drive, Goshen, NY right behind the DPW and Town Police Dept
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Good Read about what Shelter Life is really like:
We now have an abundance of cat Kuranda condo's and beds right now, however we are in need of Large and Extra Large Kuranda Dog beds, so if you are considering donating a Kuranda bed the dogs are in need right now. Thank you for you donations! Please click here.
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Update 2015: We have received the
Top-Rated Nonprofit Award for 2015