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 a shelter in Queens and a second location in 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/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.