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Have a Heart is the one last chance for pets who are likely to be euthanized. Animal shelters don't have the resources to take care of every pet indefinitely and, as a result, have to make heart-wrenching decisions every day to put perfectly healthy animals to sleep. You can help!

The pets you'll find on Have a Heart are healthy, friendly and just want to be loved.

So if you're looking for a pet, we would first ask that you Have a Heart - and perhaps save a life - by considering one our friends here or visiting your local animal shelter. You'll both be glad you did.

Recent News

Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Program

November 25, 2014
Tune in to K98.3 on Wednesdays at 8am

The Town of Hempstead is running a holiday themed pet adoption event now through January 4th, 2015. Free veterinary exams are available for all adopted pets.

Nothing Says "Happy Holidays" Like a Free Furry Friend!
The gift of boundless love and companionship can be yours this holiday season in the form of a furry dog or cuddly... ›› read more

ASPCA Offers Sheltered Pet Search Engines

November 15, 2014
Find Adoptable Dogs & Cats in Your Area

Are you interested in adopting a sheltered pet? Look no further!

The ASPCA offers an incredible search engine on their website that locates listings for adoptable pets in animal shelters nationwide. Just select the desired breed, sex and distance from your location and the search engine will pull up listings for you to view. In addition, you can filter... ›› read more

Abused Pit Bull Puppy, Miss Harper, Gets New Home On Long Island

October 21, 2014
Miss Harper Gets a New Home

An abused pit bull puppy has found a loving new home on Long Island.

Miss Harper was found last September with her back leg and both her ears cut off. Three people were arrested and charged with animal cruelty in connection with the case.

After receiving care at My Pets Vet in Huntington, Miss Harper was put up for adoption and thousands of people from... ›› read more

Willie Schefer Wins Long Island Marathon!

May 4, 2014
Willie Schefer crossing the finish line

Willie Schefer is the nephew of Have a Heart founder Richard Schefer and is a proud supporter of the organization. See article from LongIsland.com, below.

The Long Island Marathon finished up on Sunday afternoon as 23-year-old Willie Schefer of Old Brookville crossed the finish line with a time of 2 hours and 31 minutes, this was Schefer’s first marathon. 35-year-old Tara Farrell from East Quogue was the first woman to finish the course, with a time of 3 hours and 5 minutes. ›› read more