To find safe, loving homes for abused, neglected and homeless animals in the Alle-Kiski Valley and to educate the public about responsible pet ownership.
Animal Protectors was formed in 1968 when a group of people came together to start rescuing stray animals and saving them from the city pound. Volunteers took them into their homes until they were adopted. As the organization grew, they realized the need for a facility. With a capital campaign, grants from the Dept ot Agriculture and New Kensington, current facility was built. Animal Protectors is a no-kill shelter for dogs and cats which processes 500-600 animals per year with about a 90% adoption rate. We have 10 paid employees and about rely heavily on our volunteers. Our volunteers walk dogs, do cat care, foster, work in the office for adoptions, do light cleaning and are out in the community getting the word out about Animal Protectors. Fundraising is a big job for our volunteers. It takes about $350.000 annually to run the shelter with no federal, state or local help. We get our money through donations, grants, holding events and selling some of our products. We have purchased a building in New Kensington and are currently in the middle of a capital campaign to raise money for an addition and renovations. We hope to be in our new place in about 1 year. Our current facility is out dated, needs many repairs and is too small to house our animals comfortably and for us to provide the proper care for the,