Stray Haven Humane Society and S.P.C.A. Inc.

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Stray Haven Humane Society and S.P.C.A. Inc.

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Welcome to Stray Haven Humane Society & S.P.C.A.'s Petfinder website. We hope you find what you are looking for. If you have any questions, we welcome telephone calls and/or emails...

Who we are....

Stray Haven Humane Society is located at 194 Shepard Rd Waverly, NY. Stray Haven has been offering a safe haven for animals for over 40 years! We pride ourselves in saving 100% of the adoptable animals that come through our doors each year.

What we do...

Stray Haven is a small, private Humane Soceity that operates in the rural area of Tioga County, NY. Although we are a little out of the way, we offer only the most modern services to the public. Stray Haven employs a staff with many years of experience in all areas of animal care and handling. All employees are trained in safe animal handling and all are educated on animal behavior. This offers the public the rare opportunity to ask questions and get real answers about available animals. Stray Haven has an active adoption program, animal cruelty investigation, humane education, low income spay/neuter clinic, stray cat alteration service, pet therapy and low cost obedience classes for the public. Our animals come from owners who can no longer keep their pet or are picked up by Tioga County dog control officers and brought to our shelter. We hold all stray animals for 5 days.

If stray animals are not claimed by their previous owners within 5 business days, we begin the process of determining if they can be put up for adoption. Dogs are put through a series of temperament testing to determine adoptablity and what kind of home they would be best suited for, as well as given the necessary shots needed. Cats are given enough time to settle into a new environment and are then tested for socialblity with humans, cats and dogs. Once tested and given necessary shots, they are put into a community cage with other cats. Our community cages are set up like small apartments. Adopters are able to enter these cages to interact with the cats. This helps adopters to see the personality of the individual cats in hopes to find the right match for their family.


If you have a domestic animal you would like to turn over to Stray Haven please CALL THE OFFICE FIRST at 607-565-2859 and make sure there is cage space available.We operate at full capacity the majority of the time, but do admit public animals space permitting. Donation required.


Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm ; Friday & Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm
Please allow at least 15 minutes before the close of business to begin an adoption application. Thank you!


Cats: $75.00 which includes the spay/neuter, up to date vaccinations, de-worming, a feline Leukemia/FIV test and a free health check with a participating veterinarian.

Dogs: $155.00* which includes the spay/neuter, up to date vaccinations, deworming, a free vet visit and 50% off obedience classes at Stray Haven. Behavior assistance is available by phone during regular business hours. *If you are a New York resident a license fee will apply & can range from $7.50 and up for a spayed/neutered dog or $15.50 and up for a unspayed/unneutered dog (each town has their own fee). There will also be a $1.50 processing fee. If an animal is to young for surgery (under 6 months old) the surgery fee will apply at the time of adoption. Once the animal is old enough for the surgery, the animal will return to the shelter for the surgery. There will be no additional cost at that time. This policy has been very successful for our shelter and we no longer have to worry about an animal from our shelter contributing to the pet overpopulation.


If you have a complaint or concern involving animal cruelty please call Stray Haven at 607-565-2859. If you leave a message on our answering machine, please leave the address and full details as well as your name & phone number. Callers can remain anonymous. You may also report by e-mail to: NY STATE LAW:

For dogs left outdoors for any amount of time, a dog house is a must. Requirements are: waterproof, insulated, free of nails or other sharp objects, free of feces and urine, proportionate in size to the dog, windproof w/door covering, elevated 2 inches off the ground, straw for bedding(blankets will freeze), area around shelter will also be free from feces and rubbish


We offer several spay/neuter options to the public, focusing on our low income clients in Tioga County, NY. Our LOW COST spay/neuter program and STRAY CAT PROGRAM are two services to get your pet altered. Dr. John Ober DVM of Candor Animal Care will care for your animal at Stray Haven by appointment for spay or neuter. Call to schedule your appointment today.

PLEASE BE A RESPONSIBLE PET OWNER, have your pets spayed or neutered!!


To help in your time of need, we offer euthanasia and private or general cremation services through our clinic at a reduced cost. Call us at 607 565-2859 for details.

Donate a BedWe have chosen Kuranda dog beds for our boarding facilities because they are so good for our dogs and cats.. We still don't have enough for all of our kennels and cat cages. If you would like to donate a bed so another dog/cat can sleep in proper comfort, please click here.

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Dish detergent
Laundry detergent
Paper towels
39 & 13 gallon garbage bags
Office supplies (stamps, pens, markers, scotch tape)
Pet supplies (Advantage flea control, dog shampoo, leashes, collars, stainless steeel food dishes)
Hoses and spray nozzles
WALMART & LOWES GIFT CARDS to purchase supplies & repair items
MONETARY DONATIONS are always needed and greatly appreciated.... Thank You!!
WOOD to heat our kennels (not pine)

Click to see our events!

Paws Up !! Everyone at Stray Haven Humane Society & SPCA would like to thank all of our generous supporters in our time of need. We hope to continue our efforts to help all animals .

Stray Haven Humane Society and S.P.C.A., Inc.
194 Shepard Road
Waverly, N.Y. 14892
Phone: 607-565-2859
Fax: 607-565-3787
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