Safe Haven Surviving Pet Care Program®
Who will care for your pets if you can no longer care for them?
The Safe Haven Surviving Pet Care Program®
Many supporters have found peace of mind with North Shore Animal League America’s Safe Haven Surviving Pet Care Program. It is a popular way to ensure long-term health and happiness for your faithful companions.
Nationwide enrollment can be funded with a gift through your estate plan. If the need should arise, we will arrange for transportation for your pets to our Alex and Elisabeth Lewyt Canine Adoption Center or our Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center and care for them as long as it takes to find a responsible, loving home. Enrollment funded with an estate gift ensures that your pet(s) will immediately be taken into our care in the event of your death or incapacity.
Questions and Answers:
This program is open to dogs and cats. The maximum number of pets enrolled per household is 6.
When your pet(s) arrive at North Shore Animal League America, they will receive plenty of love, exercise, and play group activity from our dedicated associates and volunteers. Veterinary care will be provided through our Pet Health Centers, accredited by the prestigious American Animal Hospital Association. Your pet’s temporary home also consists of a state-of-the-art Adoption Center including cage-free living for felines, a grooming facility, the LaRocca Dog Park, comfortable indoor and outdoor dog runs, among other pet-care areas.
North Shore Animal League America is known for having very high standards in choosing adoptive homes for each and every homeless dog and cat in our care. We have an extensive application process that includes reference checks and follow-up quality care home visits. We also have many loving foster care homes where your pets may live out their life.
Contact the Gift Planning Department to discuss how you can enroll your pets. Typically enrollment is funded with a gift from your will or trust or by naming North Shore Animal League America as a beneficiary of one of the following types of accounts: retirement account, life insurance, brokerage account, bank account, or donor advised fund.
We will work with you to determine whether this program is a good solution for your pets. North Shore Animal League America reserves the right not to accept any pet into this program who exhibits extreme aggressive behavior or are deemed feral and not able to be handled for the safety of our associates, volunteers, and visitors.
The Safe Haven Surviving Pet Care Program is a national program and as such the costs associated with safely transporting your pets to our Adoption Center can vary. For this reason, the transportation costs are separate from the standard enrollment fees. We can assist your interim pet’s caregiver with the arrangements, and recommend that you take the costs of pet transportation into account when deciding how to fund your enrollment.
- Contact Debbie Hibbard at 516-812-7218 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how you can enroll your pets into the Safe Haven Surviving Pet Care Program.
- Talk to your financial or legal advisor to learn which assets would be best to fund your planned gift and enroll your pets into this program. We can provide suggested language to share with your attorney.
- If you name Animal League America in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal name: North Shore Animal League America, Inc.
Legal address: 16 Lewyt Street, Port Washington, NY 11050
Federal tax ID number: 11-1666852