However, now the shelter is in search of a new home of its own.
The rescue shelter has been struggling to keep its doors open since the landlord at its current site on Liberty Avenue said HAAR wouldn't be able to renew the lease.
HAAR, which currently houses around 100 cats and dogs that were abandoned or removed from abusive owners, breeders or kill shelters, is now working to find the right space that the nonprofit can also afford.
HAAR keeps its doors open with the help of donations and the constant aid of volunteers that clean cages, walk dogs, and do a handful of other jobs.
"Shelter life is very hectic and fast paced," said owner Lori Carpino. "It's hard to find what we need, but we are actively looking."
The shelter is now working to raise between $10,000 and $20,000 to fund a move.
"Moving and setting up a new location will be very costly to us," Carpino said.
Those interested in donating can send a check to 97-14 Liberty Ave., Ozone Park, NY 11417, or transfer funds via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org.