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Welcome to the Haven


To donate to the Haven online
click below


"May we, God helping us, be part of the answer, not part of the problem."

-Peter Marshall

Dr. Brenda Wilbanks, Founder and Executive Director

What is the Haven?

The Haven Animal Care Shelter is a non-profit foundation,

established in 1977 by Dr. Brenda and Joe Wilbanks.

The Haven is a no-kill, non-profit animal sanctuary,

and is generally home to over 100 animals, primarily dogs and cats.

The Haven occupies a seven-acre property near Lubbock, TX.

In addition to special needs animals such as those with chronic illnesses and the elderly,

the Haven shelters a wide variety of adoptable dogs and cats who are in need of good, loving homes.

We encourage spay and neuter of household pets,

provide educational programs for schools and community groups,

and offer pet therapy programs to the community.

Haven Goals

ØSaving the lives of helpless animals…one life at a time.

ØEducating people to be responsible pet owners…one person at a time.

ØImproving the lives of children through our pet therapy program…one child at a time.

ØChanging the world to a kinder and more peaceful place…one day at a time.

Requests for Placing Animals

We are currently overwhelmed by requests to take animals 
and are accepting them as we have space and resources available.  
The most efficient way to reach us is to email all of your information to
including a description of the animal, why you need to place the animal, and a picture if possible. 

You will be placed on a wait list 
(which is very long at this time since requests are at an all time high), 
and will be notified if space becomes available.  

 We are also trying to help in other ways through our Haven Hope for Animals program.  
Please look for information regarding this program 
on our website at 
to see if you can be helped through this fund.  
We have provided help with emergency vet care on a case by case basis, 
with part of the spay/neuter cost, and with other special needs.  


Dr. Brenda Wilbanks

Haven Updates

 Our 1st Annual Putts for the Mutts golf tournament has been rescheduled due to weather and will now be on Friday, June 26, 2015 at Meadowbrook golf course in Lubbock, TX. The registration fee is $50 per person and will include lunch. There will be prizes given for the top 3 teams. You can register as a full team or by yourself. The Meadowbrook staff will match up single players. To register please fill out our registration form and get it back to us. 

Click here for Putts for the Mutts registration form

Haven Hope for Animals Fund

The Haven Hope for Animals Fund

began accepting referrals on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2013.

This is a spay/neuter program

funded by a personal donation of $100,000 from Dr. Brenda Wilbanks,

Founder and Executive Director of the Haven Animal Care Shelter, Inc.

Referrals will be accepted for this pilot program from veterinarians, Animal Services,

other animal organizations, and pet owners.

Please click here for more information and application on this program!

You may also contact The Haven at the contact information listed below.

Haven: 806-763-0092 Haven Email:
Haven Website:

Love, Blessings, and Gratitude

The Haven would like to sincerely thank everyone who donated to our animals this year. 
Our animals are enjoying their new beds, all of their food, toys, and other donated items.  
Donated supplies have helped us keep the sanctuary functioning (especially in the frigid temperatures).  
Gift cards and monetary donations have allowed us to rescue even more animals than before.  
We are currently remodeling to make more room for puppies.  
We appreciate all of you for your donations, your kind words,and for joining us in our love for animals. 

Dr. Brenda Wilbanks and Haven Staff

Haven Now Hiring

The Haven is hiring part-time shelter workers to start immediately!
Hours will be during the week and weekends, according to schedule needs. 

Must like and be able to work with both cats and dogs!

If you are interested, please email your resume to

Haven Page Updates

Check out our recent updates under 

Adoptions,Ways to Help,Volunteering at the Haven, Haven Rescues.

Stay tuned for more updates!!! 

-Dr. Brenda Wilbanks

Upcoming Adoption Events

Tractor Supply Company 
Spring Adoption Event

Saturday, May 30
Held at TSC 7531 82nd
FMI call 806-866-2902

Adoptable Dogs From:
Dusty Puddles Dachshund Rescue
The Haven Animal Shelter
Leland’s Heart Sanctuary
Saving Grace Pit Bull Rescue
Littlefield Animal Project
Gus’s Friends for Animal Welfare
$10 Microchip Clinic
Provided by LAS

Check out the Haven on Facebook

  Please see the adoption pictures on our Facebook page!

Get Acquainted with the Haven --A Guide to our Web Site

We Always Need Your Help

Please consider adopting any critter, but especially an older pet, a physically challenged pet, or
one of our youngsters that is energetic and needs a little guidance to become the dog or cat that he or she can be.

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