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Haven Hope for Animals Fund


Welcome to the Haven


To donate to the Haven online
click below


"May we, God helping us, be part of the answer, not part of the problem."

-Peter Marshall

Dr. Brenda Wilbanks, Founder and Executive Director

What is the Haven?

The Haven Animal Care Shelter is a non-profit foundation,

established in 1977 by Dr. Brenda and Joe Wilbanks.

The Haven is a no-kill, non-profit animal sanctuary,

and is generally home to over 100 animals, primarily dogs and cats.

The Haven occupies a seven-acre property near Lubbock, TX.

In addition to special needs animals such as those with chronic illnesses and the elderly,

the Haven shelters a wide variety of adoptable dogs and cats who are in need of good, loving homes.

We encourage spay and neuter of household pets,

provide educational programs for schools and community groups,

and offer pet therapy programs to the community.

Haven Goals

ØSaving the lives of helpless animals…one life at a time.

ØEducating people to be responsible pet owners…one person at a time.

ØImproving the lives of children through our pet therapy program…one child at a time.

ØChanging the world to a kinder and more peaceful place…one day at a time.

Requests for Placing Animals

We are currently overwhelmed by requests to take animals 
and are accepting them as we have space and resources available.  
The most efficient way to reach us is to email all of your information to
including a description of the animal, why you need to place the animal, and a picture if possible. 

You will be placed on a wait list 
(which is very long at this time since requests are at an all time high), 
and will be notified if space becomes available.  

 We are also trying to help in other ways through our Haven Hope for Animals program.  
Please look for information regarding this program 
on our website at 
to see if you can be helped through this fund.  
We have provided help with emergency vet care on a case by case basis, 
with part of the spay/neuter cost, and with other special needs.  


Dr. Brenda Wilbanks

Visiting the Haven


Welcome to the Haven! Please enter through the second gate and drive down Whitney’s Way to Sanctuary Circle.

You may park around the circle drive (please do not block the driveway at the house!) or along the sides of Whitney’s Way.

Please sign in at the blue metal stand (open drawer for sign in sheet) and enter the shelter.

Walk down Judge Ladd’s Lane and you will see the Visitor’s Center on your right.

Please check in there and wait for staff or a volunteer to help you.

Thank you for visiting the Haven. We have many wonderful animals waiting to see you.

Haven Updates

Haven New Hours of Operation

Wednesdays and Fridays from 2:00-5:00 p.m. 

and Saturday 10:00 a.m.-5:00p.m. 

Volunteers will need to email to schedule a time for your group or individual party to visit. 

Our animals are available for viewing throughout Wednesday and Friday from 2pm-5pm and Saturday 10am-5pm. 

Once an application is completed, a scheduled appointment will be made with the owner of the shelter, 

Dr. Brenda Wilbanks, for an interview on Saturday.

Haven Animal Shelter 

Advises to Not ‘Look Over' Disabled Pets

"They can do anything your other pets can."

Written By: Leslie Adami KLBK

Click the link below for more info on our wonderful story of Scooter: 

Haven Calendars Now Available

The 2016 Haven calendars are in and they are absolutely adorable,featuring our very own Haven residents! 

They make perfect stocking stuffers or Christmas gifts for your loved ones!

They are $10.00/each and all proceeds benefit Haven animals to ensure that they have a wonderful Christmas as well. 

You can purchase a calendar through Paypal, come out to the Haven, or we can mail you one. 

Let us know if you have any questions or would like to purchase!

Love, Blessings, and Gratitude

The Haven would like to sincerely thank everyone who donated to our animals this year. 
Our animals are enjoying their new beds, all of their food, toys, and other donated items.  
Donated supplies have helped us keep the sanctuary functioning (especially in the frigid temperatures).  
Gift cards and monetary donations have allowed us to rescue even more animals than before.  
We are currently remodeling to make more room for puppies.  
We appreciate all of you for your donations, your kind words,and for joining us in our love for animals. 

Dr. Brenda Wilbanks and Haven Staff

Haven Transport Team

The Haven is in need of volunteers to transport our Haven animals to and from the vet for shots, spay/neuter, etc. 

Please let us know if you are available to help with this and what days and times are best for your schedule. 

Email us at and provide your phone number! 

Haven Hope for Animals Fund

The Haven Hope for Animals Fund

began accepting referrals on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2013.

This is a spay/neuter program

funded by a personal donation of $100,000 from Dr. Brenda Wilbanks,

Founder and Executive Director of the Haven Animal Care Shelter, Inc.

Referrals will be accepted for this pilot program from veterinarians, Animal Services,

other animal organizations, and pet owners.

Please click here for more information and application on this program!

You may also contact The Haven at the contact information listed below.

Haven: 806-763-0092 Haven Email:
Haven Website:

Upcoming Adoption Events
Check back soon for new adoption events...

Check out the Haven on Facebook

  Please see all Haven updates on our Facebook page!

We Always Need Your Help

Please consider adopting any critter, but especially an older pet, a physically challenged pet, or
one of our youngsters that is energetic and needs a little guidance to become the dog or cat that he or she can be.

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