Lee Blackmon 1968-2023

Animal Haven by the Sea Rescue

Animal Haven Rescue is a 5013c nonprofit and was founded in 2011 by Lee Blackmon, his passion for helping every living soul touched the lives of countless people and animals alike wherever he traveled.

Protect, Rescue, Rehab, Re-home. Making sure all things living enjoy quality of life.

His work will be continued by his loving family and friends.

Medical assistance program

Emergency medical care

Low income veterinary assistance

Families all over tillamook county can apply for our emergency veterinary assistance program. Emergency medical care works on a co-pay basis that can provide you with the help you need in a emergency for your pet at Nehalem Animal Healing Center located in Nehalem. Contact us for a application.


Spay and neuter assistance

Animal Haven Rescue provides co-pay spay and neuter assistance to help suppress the over population of unloved and unwanted animals. If you support spaying and neutering you can donate to the shelters program by check, our PayPal or Venmo or by taking directly to Nehalem Animal Healing Centers veterinary office in Nehalem. You can also make a donation directly into our Animal Haven rescue account at 1rst Community Bank in Manzanita. Tax receipts are available by request. Your donations make a huge difference and make you part of our rescue team.

Pet food bank

Food run

Nutritional support

Animal Haven rescue is dedicated to helping provide low income families with supplemental pet food. Our pet food bank is located in the Nehalem Bay United Methodist Church located at 36050 10th St , Nehalem, OR 97131

Make a donation

Donation center

You can donate to the shelter buy using our locations drop area. Pet food, towls, bedding, pet supplies all located within donation drop center. Give what you can or take what you need, or you can donate refundable cans and bottles in our can drop box. Located at 35170 the Glade Nehalem.

Lost and found pets

Waiting area

Quick action reporting

Lost or found, loose pets can be posted on our forums for fast recovery. Our post are sharable and reach many local people quickly. Watch our Facebook and Instagram for updates. Contact us via Facebook for quick posting of missing pets.

Going home

Fostering and Re-home

Family for life.

Foster families needed!

This rescue helps to connect families by providing courtesy post on our website and through our Facebook page to help re-home pets. Emergency situations often require temporary homing for some of these cases when we are at capacity. Reach out to us if you are willing to foster or need Re-homing assistance. Follow our Facebook page and website for available pets.

Foster sign up

If your willing to temporarily foster and help to re-home please leave your info. Name, contact info, description of living situation and what type of animal you could help.