Nantucket Safe Harbor for Animals
operates in four small rooms that we rent from Offshore Animal Hospital on Crooked Lane. While we reside on the same property, NSHA and Offshore are not affiliated in any way.
We have an open-door policy, which means no animal in need will ever be turned away. We provide shelter, medical care and love to all stray, surrendered and abandoned animals until we can find them lifelong homes.
NSHA has many wonderful animals in the shelter or in foster care waiting for homes. Please call us to make an appointment to see them. Or if you are interested in volunteering as an animal care giver or for one of our many committees. 508-825-2287
Wonder why we take dogs from the South? Watch THIS!
Above: Rusty, one of the pups from Mississippi now in a loving home on the island.
A couple of quotes from satisfied adopters:
Hi Lori, I just want to thank you again for letting Jack be a member of our family. He is the most amazing little boy and John and myself are enjoying every moment with him. He is so smart and makes us laugh on a daily basis. Even with my broken ankle he has proven himself as my guardian angel when John is at work. We love him so much and he continues to learn new things every day. I can't imagine our life without him. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We will be back on Nantucket again and look forward to bringing him to visit with all you amazing people that hold the hearts to all the pets who need forever homes. You are so special. Karen & John Cavaleri
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Volunteer SpotlightVal Hall
Val has been an active volunteer for the shelter since the beginning two years ago. She particularly has an affinity for the kitty residents - as you can gather from the pictures above. Val facilitated the adoption of Sushi (left) for her daughter's birthday this year and the two handsome boys on the right were adopted a few years back by Val and her husband. They are brothers and possibly the most striking cats to pass through the shelter!
Val is also an active member of our community - she sings in the Women's Choir that performs regularly on the island and is also pursuing a graduate degree in Marine Science and Technology. Val has always been passionate about the ecosystem and studying how it works and how to preserve it. She is often out on cold days or frigid waters to learn more about the little creatures that live in our surrounding ocean.
Possibly most important of all, Val is a dedicated animal care giver at the shelter. She is there bright and early two or three mornings every week to clean cages, medicate, walk dogs, and provide love and attention to the animals waiting for their forever homes. We know it's a rewarding experience for the animals to have her there and we're very grateful that she finds it rewarding too and keeps coming back!
Thanks, Val! We can't do it without our volunteers!