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|Shelter Link is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization created to benefit the animals of Suffolk
county and surrounding areas. Our mission is to see every shelter animal placed in a forever
home. We also provide such necessities as flea and tick medications, comfortable beds,
special medical attention as well as food and toys.
We are also dedicated to those that are not covered by any other programs. Those
cats that have no one to care for them and, in the case of ferals, many consider a nuisance.
Shelter Link is particularly excited about its Foster Program. Once evaluated, shelter
dogs are then matched with the most suitable foster families in our group.
We then assist these families
in acclimating the fosters to their new environments
by providing any medical care, grooming, socializing or training needed.
Our interaction continues until forever homes are found. While happily receiving love and
attention from his or her volunteer foster family, our former shelter dog is
gradually transformed into an integral member of the family,
now ready to move on to his forever home. One more life is saved!
Our Foster Program enables the transition from shelter to forever home to be a seamless,
comfortable, and an enjoyable process.
In addition to our other programs, Shelter Link offers our community residents a low-cost
Spay/Neuter Assistance Program with the objective of providing pets with longer, healthier lives
and preventing unwanted litters and homelessness. We are committed to continually educating
the community about spaying and neutering, ultimately ending the need to euthanize healthy,
adoptable animals by reducing the numbers that enter our shelters.
All of our activities are funded by monies raised through grants, corporate
and private donations, and Shelter Links various fund raising events, e.g., local Fairs and
Festivals, Garage/Yard Sales, Dinner/Dances, Bowl-a-thons, and numerous Adopt-a-thons
throughout the year. Additionally, Shelter Link is active online and
keeps in constant contact with various other animal rescue groups.
We host monthly dog training classes for our volunteers, foster parents and other interested
people. We cover dog human relationships, understanding body language, general care and
nutrition, walking as a pack and basic obedience training. We also teach about leadership skills,
calmness and assertiveness.
In order to achieve a meaningful reduction in the surplus pit bull population,
we have initiated an innovative free spay/neuter program for
both pure-breeds and mixes of this breed. Through community outreach programs promoting
spay/neuter, as well as educating about humane and responsible pet care, we expect to impact
the neediest communities in our township and reduce the overall numbers of pits entering our
There are so many awesome cats and pooches at the shelters waiting for forever homes.
Puggles, Huskies, Rotties, German Shepherds, plenty of mix breeds and of course Pits and Pit
mixes. We have all colors and sizes.
Not ready to adopt why not foster! See the Foster link for more info.