Juliet and Scarlett O'Hara are Looking for Homes
Featured Pets / January 10th, 2019
These two beautiful sisters are ready for adoption, either separately or together.  We believe they are about a year old, and they're both playful, easy cats. Please come to the shelter to say hello to Juliet and Scarlett!
Tips to keep your pets safe this holiday season
News / December 20th, 2018

The holidays are here, and in the spirit of giving, we at The Animal Haven in North Haven would like to offer you some tips to ensure the safety of your pets this time of year. While we may sound like the Grinch trying to steal your holiday fun, we’re really asking you to make a few minor adjustments to your holiday decorating to make sure your pets remain healthy.
“If you put up a Christmas tree, consider looking at it through the eyes of a new or young pet,” says Dr. Arnie Cary, DVM, and Animal Haven Board Member. Your young dog or cat may see an exciting new plaything to climb on, so it’s important to secure it so it won’t easily fall.  That popcorn garland or those candy cane ornaments?  Perfect for an afternoon snack, or so your pup might think.  If you have to use them, string them higher up so your pet can’t reach them.  The same goes for those enticing strings of lights.  If you have a four-legged chewer, the lights may be just the bright and shiny toy he w...

CeCe and Pinata are ready for their forever homes!
Featured Pets / December 19th, 2018
Check out this cute dog and friendly cat, both of whom are ready to be adopted. 
Caternalia: A Disco Dance Party to Benefit The Animal Haven
Events / December 5th, 2018
Join us to dance the night away and raise money for The Animal Haven!  Lyric Hall, Westville, Saturday, December 15, 8-11 pm., 827 Whalley Ave., New Haven. Online tickets are $15 each, $20 at the door.  You can purchase your tickets online by clicking the button below.


National Pet Cancer Awareness Month
News / November 27th, 2018

Cancer is the cause of disease-related deaths in about fifty percent of our pets. November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month, and The Animal Haven would like to offer some helpful tips on prevention and treatment for your dog or cat. 


There are several things you can do to prevent cancer in your pet. “It’s important to spay your female cat or dog early, which is very effective in preventing mammary tumors, and to neuter your male pet to prevent prostate and testicular tumors,” says Dr. Arnie Cary, DVM, and board member of The Animal Haven.  If your animal is white or lightly colored, it may be prone to some forms of skin cancer.  As with humans, keeping those pets from long exposure to ultraviolent light in sunlight is a good prevention measure. There is some speculation that lawn chemicals may be carcinogenic to animals as well, so try to minimize their exposure, for example, to lawns that have been recently sprayed for weeds or pests.


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