Welcome to the Haven
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"May we, God helping us, be part of the answer, not part of the problem."
Dr. Brenda Wilbanks, Founder and Executive Director
What is The Haven Animal Care Shelter?
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.
Goals of the Haven include:
Ø Saving the lives of helpless animals…one life at a time.
Ø Educating people to be responsible pet owners…one person at a time.
Ø Improving the lives of children through our pet therapy program…one child at a time.
Ø Changing the world to a kinder and more peaceful place…one day at a time.
Great news...The Haven can now accept all debit/credit cards at the shelter! You can make donations at the shelter with your card and you can now pay for adoptions with a debit or credit card!
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 $100,000.00 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 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Haven is now hiring part-time shelter workers.
Email resume to email@example.com
or call 806-763-0092 for more information.
What's In A Name Winner
The winner of our "What's in a Name" Contest, Sarah Deckard, was presented with her certificate on Saturday
by Dr. Wilbanks,Haven Staff, and volunteers. Sarah won a $100.00 certificate to the veterinarian of her choice
for the name "Forrest" for Forrest Gump, our beautiful 3 legged dog.
Forrest, who is pictured above with Sarah, has already been adopted with his new family!
Sadly, we have had to say goodbye to another Haven dog as she crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Please go to our "Pet Memorials" page to read the memorial for "Ona".
It's That Time of Year!
It's production time for our 2014 calendars! We have done our photo shoots for next year's calendar! This year, we have chosen to feature Idalou and Lubbock's finest Fire Department and Dive Team personnel! Calendars will be ready in time for the Strut for the Mutts this fall! Still need a calendar for this year? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a calendar or join us at any of our adoption events during the year ($15/each).
Wow, have we been busy with new dogs and cats recently! You can check out our "Newest Arrivals" page to see all the wonderful dogs and cats that we've taken in or rescued. They are all waiting for that person to come and take them home forever!
(updated June 15 )
Check out the Haven on Facebook:
Adoptions were great this month-Please see the pictures on our Facebook page!
List of Upcoming Events:
June 22: Tractor Supply Company Adoption Day, West 82nd (near Wolfforth), 10-2
We will have another Freebird's adoption day this month as well...keep checking here to find out the date!
Sept 14: Strut for the Mutts--We hope to include a 5K run this year as well! Details to come soon...
We have updated our volunteer section to include our current volunteer needs as of Summer 2013.
As always, we need general help at the Haven, but currently we have several specific opportunities.
For more information about these opportunities and to find out about our ongoing need for volunteers
please call 806-763-0092 or email the Haven at email@example.com
Get Acquainted with the Haven --A Guide to our Web Site
Be sure to visit all the interesting areas on our web site.
Donations -- We always need help caring for the dogs and cats at the Haven -- click here to help us care for our animal friends who are hoping for homes and those who must live here permanently.
Adoptions -- This is where you'll find our adoptable pets-- just follow the links to all our dog pics and bios. Be sure to see the details-- you can either follow the links under ADOPTIONS or go to petfinder.com and put in 79403 for the Zip code search. If you can't adopt a pet and take it home, then get a "virtual pet" through our Adoption Option. This is the perfect option for students and others who can't have a pet at home.
Haven Events -- The Haven holds several annual events to raise money; more information about these events can be found in this section.
Ways To Help -- We will continue to update this section to give you some ideas about how you can help.
About Us -- Here you can find out the latest Haven news and learn about the Haven board and our Haven partners.
Featured Adoptable Pets-- Our featured dogs and cats! (Also don't miss the "former featured pets" -- these are some very worthwhile pets who have having a hard time getting past their bad luck!)
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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