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The Animal Haven in North Haven has been selected as the 2016 Service Organization honoree by the Hamden Chamber of Commerce. Representatives of The Animal Haven received the honor during the Celebration of the 20th Annual Hamden Regional Chamber Choice Awards held on November 10, 2016 at Cascade Fine Catering.

Each year the chamber asks its membership for nominations for the award, according to Nancy Dudchik, chamber president. Nominees are successful businesses and community leaders that are actively involved in the community during the past year, emulating the chamber’s mission. Nominations are reviewed by the chamber’s board of directors and awardees are selected by a majority vote.

“We at The Animal Haven are incredibly proud to have been selected as the 2016 Service Organization honoree by the Hamden Chamber of Commerce,” said Linda Marino, president of The Animal Haven. “To be honored for the work that so many staff, volunteers and board members put in every single day to help save, care for and re-home homeless and abandoned dogs and cats. We thank everyone in the community for their continued support of our mission.”



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Donations Needed for our dogs

  • A simple bench to be used in our garage
  • Tennis balls (the dogs love the ones that squeak but any balls will do)
  • Bigger balls for the dogs to play with such as soccer or basketball balls
  • Skinneeez toy (plush animal toy without stuffing)



The Animal Haven is hiring part time staff (12-20 hours per week). Stop by the shelter and fill out an application if you are interested.  

We’ve created a wish list so it’s easy for you to support Animal Haven. Amazon will ship it directly to the shelter.


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