Frequently Asked Questions

1.) How many animals live at The Sanctuary?

We have between 15-20 dogs onsite with several more in foster care.  We also have between 65-75 cats, many of whom roam freely about in our dedicated cat building. 

2.) Where do your animals come from?

The Sanctuary rescues local animals in the Lehigh Valley and we also partner with both regional and out of state shelters who are over-crowded and at risk of euthanizing their animals.  We are a community resource and can offer assistance for surrendered pets under special circumstances such as military deployment.  

3.) What is a "no-kill" shelter?

We adhere to a No-Kill animal welfare approach which means no animal is ever killed to make room for new arrivals.  In very rare cases, if animals are suffering and are too sick to heal or too vicious to be rehabilitated, they are humanely euthanized.  Both of these situations are extremely rare occurrences.  

4.) How do I report neglect? 

The PSPCA Humane Law Enforcement program serves Lehigh County. You can find more information below to report cruelty cases:

If you need to surrender your dog or cat, please select one of the options below. 

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The Sanctuary at Haafsville

Phone: (484) 285-5445


Dog Adoption Center

901 Nestle Way

Breinigsville, PA 18031

Cat Adoption Center

7209 Kernsville Road

Orefield, PA 18069

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Adoption Spotlight



**FOSTER or FOREVER home needed**
Lily was relinquished to the Sanctuary at Haafsville after her mom went to a nursing home. Lily has not been happy at the shelter and is not particularly fond of the other cats. The shelter environment isn’t optimal for her personality and dietary needs. As a result, she must stay in a cage much of the time. Lily really should be in a loving home where she is the only pet and has room to roam. She will thrive in a quiet home with people who love and understand her. Lily really is a good girl who just needs someone willing to give her a chance.
Lily is 8 to 9 years old, healthy, spayed, vaccinated, negative for FeLV/FIV, litter trained and microchipped. Lily needs to be on a diet of strictly C/D food.


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