Making a difference... One life at a time!

Welcome to Whiskers

Here at Whiskers we believe every life is meaningful and worth saving. We go the extra mile to do whatever it takes to make each cat and kitten's life we commit to the best it can be. Every cat and kitten we take in gets Whiskers lifetime pledge to be there for them for their entire lives if need be.

 

2015 Whiskers Animal Benevolent League Calendar


The Whiskers Animal Benevolent League's 2015 fundraising calendar is available to order online! Full color, 12-month calendar featuring many of our the cats in our no-kill, free-roaming shelter.
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Sat, 11/22/2014 (All day) - Fri, 11/13/2015 (All day)

Whiskers 2014 Shelter Adoption Story

It's been a very wonderful year full of rescues and adoptions. Please take a few moments to enjoy this heartwarming montage of many of our former shelter cats who in the past year have finally found their forever homes. Here's to another successful year and many more happy adoptions! Thank you all so much for your continued support!

Adoption

Whiskers Adoption Clinics

Visit us at Petsmart in Clifton Park
Village Plaza Shopping Center

WHISKERS ANIMAL BENEVOLENT LEAGUE: 30 YEARS OLD & GOING STRONG

30 Years

 

Making a Difference for Over 30 Years!

The gift of life is wrapped in your support... Thank you from all of us.

 

The story of Whiskers Animal Benevolent League began in 1982 in an antique store on Delaware Avenue, owned and operated by the late Joan Duer, an avid animal lover who was deeply concerned about the proliferation of stray cats and kittens in the City of Albany. In an effort to combat this growing problem, and to provide aid for cats and kittens in need of good, safe homes, Joan opened the Whiskers Thrift Store – with all proceeds from its sales going to finance the cost of spaying and neutering stray animals and providing them with shelter.

From this small, one-woman crusade, Whiskers Animal Benevolent League – which also sought to find foster and permanent homes for stray dogs in its early years – went forward to open a shelter for abandoned, abused, sick and feral cats and kittens, adhering to a strict no-kill philosophy. The life of every animal who passed through the doors of Whiskers was considered precious, and that policy, above all, continues to guide the work of Whiskers Animal Benevolent League 30 years later.

The Whiskers shelter itself, while it has been located in various storefronts, apartments, and other sites throughout the City of Albany in the years since its founding, has grown tremendously. In addition to the shelter itself,

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