The mission of Nantucket Island Safe Harbor for Animals, NiSHA, is to provide shelter and care for animals in need, 
and to promote animal welfare through humane education, outreach, and advocacy.


There are always animals looking for new homes. If you are interested in a new companion, please consider adoption. Click here to see animals currently in the shelter or foster care.

Adopt a Pet


It takes a small village to run an animal shelter, so volunteers are a must at NiSHA! In fact, the first 2 years of its existence, NiSHA was completely run by volunteers. We love having volunteers of all ages, with all interests, with all kinds of schedules.

Become a Volunteer


NiSHA is a 501(c)(3) organization that runs strictly on contributions. While we do hold special events to help raise funds for our annual expenses, it’s not enough. Please consider making a one-time or monthly gift to the animals.

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