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Little Shelter in Huntington helps animals

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Little Shelter is the best animal rescue and adoption center I’ve ever seen. It is a no-kill animal shelter. They are dedicated to saving dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. It also offers spaying and neutering. How awesome is that?

Little Shelter has been open since 1928, and has the best interest at heart for the animals they help. They have a small staff and are looking for volunteers, but you must be 16 years old or older and have to receive training. They help animals with medical and behavior problems. They also help the animals they shelter get adopted into good homes, but only if they are ready to get adopted.

Any animals that are unadoptable go upstate to their luxurious sanctuary, which will become their permanent home. They hold many fundraisers to help find them homes. Little Shelter has introduced a “reading program” at some of the local elementary schools. They bring dogs who have been specially trained as reading assistants, to work with kids who show stress and anxiety toward reading in a traditional classroom.

Little Shelter also helps animals with disabilities. The animals are very happy at their shelter. They are always surrounded by love, and the staff treat them like their own pets. If I wanted to adopt an animal, this would be my first stop.

It is located at 33 Warner Rd., Huntington.


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