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Humane Society of Port Jervis / Deerpark

202 Route 209, Port Jervis, NY 12771

Did You Know...

It cost approximately $1,000 a day to keep our doors open!  As a private humane society, we do not get financial assistance from any other organization such as the Humane Society of the United States or the ASPCA.  We run on money from private donors, municpal dog control contracts, fundraising events, corporate sponsors, adoption fees, and grants.   


The bare minimum cost to care for one animal (cat or dog) in a shelter is approximately $10-12 per day according to the ASPCA. That only covers basic care including feeding, housing and staffing. It does not include medical attention, spay/neuter, tests or vaccines. This estimate is on the low side for our area given the tax rate and cost of living is higher than other parts of the country.  


Average length of stay varies from animal to animal.  It may be one week to one year. If we estimate it to be one month, that is $300 to provide basic care for just one animal. We do not euthanize animals with treatable medical conditions and we do not put a time frame on their length of stay, so $300 can turn into $3,000 very quickly. 


Our staff goes above and beyond to help each animal recovery from injury and illness as quickly as possible.  That often means bringing the animal home with them overnight so they can be monitored, hydrated, fed an additional meal and receive a little extra TLC. It is not uncommon for our staff to reach into their own pockets to help speed up the healing process.

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Variety of Ways to Donate

One-time Donation

As a private, non-profit animal shelter, we rely on donations as our greatest source of revenue to keep our doors open so we can continue to help homeless animals in our community.

Recurring Monthly Donation

Recurring monthly donations help us to be able to budget our funds more appropriately since every month our donations and expenses vary. We do not have a regular stream of income we can count on, so recurring monthly donations are the next best thing. Please manually select "Recurring Donation" on PayPal.

In Memory of Someone Special

A donation made in the memory of a loved one is a wonderful way to honor those that have passed on. Memorial donations can be made for humans and animals.

In Celebration / Gift of Giving

Donations can be made to honor a special event such as a wedding, baby's birth, graduation, birthdays, and any other holiday.

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