Bobbi and the Strays believes that animals deserve our love, compassion, and respect. Our purpose is to undertake rescue operations and to provide essential care for orphaned, stray, abused and special needs cats and dogs. Through rehabilitation, socialization and adoption, we endeavor to provide a humane service to all animals that come into our care. Additionally we generate awareness about the prevention of animal abuse and neglect as well as spay/neuter programs and their important effect on the dog and cat overpopulation crisis.
In the summer of 1995, Roberta "Bobbi" Giordano was driving on a busy street when she saw a car strike a dog and then drive away! She immediately came to the dog's aid, taking him to a vet for care. Sadly, the dog had a broken back and was unable to be saved. Although Bobbi had always been heling animals, having done her first rescue at the age of nine, it was this experience that was the pivotal one. Soon after, Bobbi quit her job in order to turn her passion for helping animals into a full-time mission. In 1998 she established Bobbi and the Strays.
We are a 100% non-profit no-kill animal rescue organization, located in New York - with an adoption center in Queens and a shelter on Long Island. We rescue stray dogs and cats from the streets, and from situations of abuse and neglect. Additionally, we rescue many of our dogs and cats from “death row” at kill shelters in New York. All rescued animals are examined by a veterinarian, lab tests are completed, and vaccinations are given. The dogs and cats are then spayed or neutered, treated for any health problems and rehabilitated as necessary. Our main goal is to find permanent, loving homes for all the dogs and cats that we rescue. We have a guaranteed return policy on all adoptions – because our goal is to place animals into good homes for life.