New York City

Joey's Elder Paws Rescue/H.E.A.L. Sanctuary

***UPDATE: Currently we are the #3 FUNDRAISING TEAM NATIONALLY. A BIG THANK YOU to our generous donors. 100% of every dollar you donate goes to  H.E.A.L. an animal in need. Go to for more information on our rescue.***

Joey's Elder Paws and H.E.A.L. (Healing with Empathy and Animal Love) Sanctuary  is a very young (but we'd like to think mighty!) rescue. Within only a few months of starting rescue work, we have provided a safe haven and shelter to over 25 dogs. Through our Joey's Fund we have helped 16 families with vet bills for their furbabies. We have also collaborated with several other 501(c)(3) rescue groups within the NY Metropolitan area for payment of veterinary and rehabilitation expenses. Currently 13 dogs, six horses, five rabbits, four cats, three mini donkeys, two goats, three fish, and various chickens, turkeys, guinea hens have found their home with us at our sanctuary in upstate NY. Ohh...and we have "one little piggy" joining our pack very soon! Our rescues are safe with us for life.

Imagine a beautiful farm with rolling hills and green grass and a pond.

Imagine a place where dogs who had to be rescued or were forced to leave their homes and families could live and be surrounded by love and respect and caregivers who make them that they are part of a family- not just part of a shelter or a rescue.

Imagine that place with beautiful horses and other farm animals who were no longer wanted and now get to feel the same love and respect.

That place is the H.E.A.L. (Healing with Empathy and Animal Love) Sanctuary of Joey's Elder Paws Rescue and we are raising money to build our main building with a barn, and a bunk house and playroom for the dogs.

All the animals at the H.E.A.L. Sanctuary are also part of programs where people in need can find peace and self respect by being with, working with, and with the animals.

Every day, nearly 5,500 pets are killed in shelters, simply because they don't have safe places to call home. Each one is a loving pet just like yours and mine. At the H.E.A.L. Sanctuary, through, patience, persistence, love, a safe place to sleep and regular meals, we help these lost, forgotten, unwanted, and “no longer useful” souls heal, prosper, and shine. Our rescues are safe with us for life.

H.E.A.L. Sanctuary aims to cultivate empathy and compassion towards animals in children through participation in community-based activities such as Strut Your Mutt, where our team is represented by our youth volunteers. We believe that companion animals offer a multitude of positive physical, cognitive and emotional benefits for children. Pets can be first friends for young children and provide a strong level of camaraderie and mutual respect. Positive relationships with pets lead to the development of trusting and respectful relationships with other humans.

Please make a donation today to help us build our state of art happy home for dogs and help H.E.A.L. more homeless pets. Your donation is tax-deductible. And what’s great is that our rescue keeps all the money it raises (after transaction fees). Thank you for making a lifesaving gift to the animals and for helping to Save Them All.

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Welcome to the Joey's Elder Paws Rescue/H.E.A.L. Sanctuary team fundraising page!

Event: October 7, 2017 at Hudson River Park's Pier 26
Team: Joey's Elder Paws Rescue/H.E.A.L. Sanctuary
Fundraising Goal: $130,000.00
Goal Progress: 91%

$117,840.00 $130,000.00

Many thanks to our presenting sponsor:
And our national sponsors:
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