Nantucket Island Safe Harbor for Animals
April 21, 2023
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Nantucket Island Safe Harbor for Animals (NiSHA) was established in October 2011, right after the closure of the Nantucket MSPCA. A group of devoted volunteers created the new shelter to ensure every animal on the island was taken care of until they found their families or new homes.

The staff at NiSHA, are devoted to protecting animals and ensuring their wellbeing. They passionately strive to teach people about humane practices and spread awareness about animal welfare. Additionally, They offer a safe and caring home for animals who need it and promote animal welfare through education, advocacy, and outreach.

The shelter is located at 11 Crooked Lane, where they rent 5 rooms from Offshore Animal Hospital. They can house around 25 animals and use a network of foster homes to look after other animals.

The Town of Nantucket is proud to have NiSHA as their partner in this endeavor, and to be a part of the effort to provide a safe and loving home for these animals. NiSHA is an important part of the community and they are committed to making sure that these animals are given the best chance at a happy life.

No animal in need gets turned away. NiSHA never euthanizes for space, time, or resources. In addition, NiSHA strives to end the tragedies associated with pet overpopulation by encouraging spaying and neutering on Nantucket and in areas of the country where communities are still striving to solve this issue.

NiSHA endeavors to be Nantucket’s go-to animal welfare resource. They are the vanguard of humane education, advocacy, and outreach.

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