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
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 helping 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.
Please click here for our 2010 Maddie’s Fund Shellter Statistics.
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We also provide educational programs to schools, educating children and adults on
responsible pet ownership and organizing spay/neuter services and events. We are also active members of
the ‘Mayor's Alliance for NYCs Animals’.
Bobbi and the Strays has dedicated staff and volunteers who
help rescue, foster, and care for the animals. Other volunteers coordinate fundraising & adoption events
and contribute to special projects as well as complete routine administrative tasks.
Donations are always needed to continue our work. Donations are also needed now to repair and rehabilitate
our new shelter in Freeport. We rely on the support of people like you
who share our vision of a world where animals are treated humanely and adopted into loving homes – a world
where organizations such as ours will one day no longer need to exist.
Bobbi and the Strays is made possible by the dedication of our volunteers, donors, and supporters, including the
American Humane Association, The Bailey Miller Foundation, Bernice Barbour Foundation, The Binky Foundation,
Build-a-Bear Workshop, Elinor Patterson Baker Trust, The Kastia Foundation, The Krumholz Foundation, Maddie’s
Fund, the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, New York City, New York State, PEDIGREE Foundation, PETCO
Foundation, The Sandra Atlas Bass and Edythe and Sol G. Atlas Fund, United Way, and the W. Clement and
Jessie V. Stone Foundation.