As a service to our community, and those families struggling, we are offering temporary assistance to those in need of dog or cat food. We ask only that you are facing true hardship. We will leave the definition of hardship to you. Our hope is that those that are struggling financially or effected by the virus, either by being infected or in mandatory isolation, take advantage of this program. We simply ask that you fill out our application on our website, and we will contact you to make arrangements for you to receive the food. We are in this together. If you know someone in need, please let them know we are offering this service.
As a reminder if you are unable to care for your animal as a result of hospitalization, please reach out to us for assistance.
For those that are interested in donating food please visit our
Amazon wish list
or donations can be mailed to:
165 Peconic Lane
Peconic, NY 11958
or dropped off outside at either the Riverhead or Southold Shelters. Any and all donations matter.
We continue to prioritize the health and safety of our employees and the animals in our care. We want to stress that there is no evidence that suggests the corona virus can be transmitted to or from companion animals.
In 2019 the North Fork Animal Welfare League directly improved the lives of more than 2000 animals. Close to 450 were adopted into loving, permanent homes. More than 500 were sterilized, preventing thousands of animals being born into a world where there are just not enough homes. Hundreds of cats and dogs are fed daily through our FFAT CAT ( Feral Feeding Assistance Team) program and our Free Pet Food Pantry. Our Safe Keep program provided sanctuary for more than 50 companion animals whose caretakers were temporarily unable to provide for them. 302 lost four legged family members were found and returned to their grateful owners. This was all possible because of you.
You, our supporter and donors, are the North Fork Animal Welfare League. You saved all these lives. We are so incredibly grateful for you.
Message From The Executive Director
The North Fork Animal Welfare League operates both the Southold and Riverhead Town Animal Shelters. As municipal shelter operators, our doors are open to all animals within our townships that have no other refuge, regardless of breed, age or temperament. While our primary purpose is providing the highest quality animal care, control and sheltering services to our municipalities, the enormous success of our outreach programs has altered the needs of our communities.