BIG NEWS!  Starting today, you can double your donation to animals on Nantucket! NiSHA’s Board of Directors has generously pledged to match up to $10,000 in donations over the next month, which means that between now and May 31, every dollar you donate to NiSHA will be doubled! 

This is your chance to help “keep our shelter in place.” Our goal is to raise $20,000, which will allow us to continue to provide care for Nantucket pets and their families.

Now would be a great time to join our Circle of Compassion donor program. Monthly automatic donations in any amount help us ensure that we are here whenever the animals need us. And they allow you to break up a larger gift into small, easy payments. You can change or cancel the amount any time.

Not ready to make a recurring gift? A one-time gift also makes a great impact. 

Please give today. The animals are counting on you. THANK YOU.

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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