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
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Above: Rusty, one of the pups from Mississippi now in a loving home on the island.
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A couple of quotes from satisfied adopters:
Hello Lori and Barb,
I wanted to take a few minutes to give you an update on our little Lucie. She is an absolute angel with tons of personality We love her. We couldn't have dreamed of a better addition to our family. She loves the beach, long walks and snuggling up on the couch. She is also a great traveller in the car. She also keeps in touch with her 2 sisters now know as Gwen and Iris. We have gone on a few walks together, they love seeing eachother. I have enclosed a few photos so that you can see what a pretty girl she has grown up to be. There really are no words to thank you enough for the tremendous work you do. Without you there would be no Lucie. We are eternally grateful to you for bringing her into our life. Thank you for all you do and all you give so selflessly. With gratitude, Joann and Ted Burnham and Lucie
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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We are so grateful to have such a kind and gentle soul spending time with our animals. Deron started volunteering at the shelter last year and has spent lots of quality time with many animals that have come through our doors. He is only 19, which is such an exciting thing for us as we think he will be an inspiration to other young people to get involved and be compassionate to animals in need.
Deron, originally from Jamaica, is a bike mechanic for Young's when he's not at the shelter volunteering. He also studies in his down time to be a veterinarian technician assistant and dog trainer in hopes to someday be a veterinarian. WIth the shelter in such close proximity to Offshore Animal Hospital, Deron gets to learn and have exposure to some of the medical goings on too.
Most recently, Deron has been working with our Dog Adoption & Behavior Specialist, Lori Smith, on BAT training with one of our shelter PItties, Vivi. Dog behavior training requires patience, consistency and understanding. Deron has the perfect personality to work with the dogs. He gives them all the time they need to acclimate to the new behavior while rewarding them with love and positive reinforcement - treats! Best of all, everyone witnesses how the dogs respond to Deron - they feel safe and nurtured with him.
Deron will be starting a Vet Asssistant course through Nantucket Community School in February thanks to one of our volunteers. She believes in Deron so much that she paid for his course. We are so thrilled that he is on his way to a long career in helping animals. We couldn't think of anything more perfect for him! Now we can just hope that once he's a veterinarian he will come back to Nantucket!