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The Hudson Valley Animal Rescue Sanctuary (HVARS) is a 501(c)(3) charity organization, located in New York State. We rescue and rehabilitate domestic wildlife as well as farm animals and other domestics. We now run a spay/neuter program for cats and small dogs.
All donations to HVARS are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
HVARS is proud to announce that we have purchased a 37 ft mobile veterinary unit that was custom-built to meet our needs. Our new spay/neuter truck has been delivered and we are now hosting low cost spay/neuter and low cost vaccine clinics throughout Dutchess County. Please see or “calendar tab” for information on registering for our low cost services.
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Celie, Karen & Marc with our new truck
The administrators of HVARS are Celie Wiltse and Karen LeCain.
I’m a NY State licensed wildlife rehabilitator, have had a love for animals my whole life and have dedicated my life to helping animals in need. I live on a small farm in Poughkeepsie, NY with my husband and two of my four children (two of my daughters also possess NY Wildlife Rehabilitation licenses) and many animals. I’m a graduate of Ulster community college with a degree as a Veterinary technician. My hopes and dreams are to open a low cost clinic to provide health care along with low cost spays and neuters to families who can’t afford the high cost of necessary medical needs for their pets. My goal is to be an advocate for wildlife by teaching younger generations the importance of respecting every animal that shares our environment, as well as helping the animals who need help.
As you know, one of HVARS goals is to provide high-quality, low-cost spaying and neutering services for the four-legged members of our community. And to encourage the humans who love and care for these pets, we are committed to keeping our spay/neuter clinics affordable, convenient and staffed by skilled and compassionate veterinary professionals.
The enthusiastic welcome we have received in just our first few months of service convinces us that you and your neighbors share HVARS dedication to loving responsibility for our pets. We have already spayed/neutered and rehomed hundreds of cats.