Our mission is to
"Rescue One By One Until There Are None."
At Paws Crossed, we believe that our mission is best fulfilled through rescue, rehabilitation, rehoming, advocacy, collaboration and education.
We believe in always working to create a better world for pets and for people as a unified community!
OUR CORE VALUES
Compassion for pets and people
Collaboration towards a unified community
Commitment and dedication towards our mission.
Paws Crossed is a private organization which relies solely on donations, grants and fundraising events for our income; we do not receive any Federal, State or Local assistance.
We are dedicated to being a true no-kill rescue. This means we will only euthanize for terminal illness or irreversible suffering. We are committed to saving as many lives as we can, while also providing the best possible environment for the pets in our care.
August 4th, 2015
Received Tax-Exempt, 501(c)3 status:
October 31st, 2015
June 2nd, 2016
We offer a variety of programs and services to our wonderful community! As we continue to grow we will enhance existing programs and begin new ones!
Volunteers are the backbone of our organization and we are always looking for more!
Junior Volunteer Program:
Junior Volunteer days are fun, exciting opportunities for kids to come learn about rescue, make crafts and interact with the pets!
Education is our most important program. By educating the kids of today, we create the animal rescuers of tomorrow!
We have formed a training program collaboration with Children's Village in Dobbs Ferry. This collaboration aims to teach teenagers to empathize with and nurture animals through understanding their own emotions and reactions to daily life.
Reading to Rover is a new innovative program in which children read to trained and certified therapy dogs. It is not only fun for the children but it builds confidence, enthusiasm, and reading proficiency!
Community Kibble is a new program to help those that cannot afford food and supplies for their pets. We have a storage container on property that is open to the public 7 days a week. There are no requirements and the program works off of the honor system!
Our Board Members
Our board members bring a vast amount of experience and expertise to our organization. We are focusing on strong business skills, and of course a strong compassion for animals. Mike Arms of the Helen Woodward Center once said, "The animals have our hearts and souls, but just as important, they also need our minds."
Leslie Zee: Chairman/Director
Jennifer Angelucci: President/CEO/Director
Patricia Angelucci: Secretary/Director
Deborah Proos: Interim Treasurer/Director
Nelly Burgos: Dog Caretaker