Community Cause

Finding New Homes for Orphaned Animals

Animal euthanasia remains much higher on Long Island than in other states in the region, and thousands of animals are lost every year to kill shelters in our area. The great majority of these animals were orphaned or were the victims of abuse or neglect.

The Petschauer Insurance team believes that every animal deserves a loving home and family, and we are initiating a long term campaign to provide new homes for mistreated animals.

Ambassadors for Responsible Guardianship

As new Regional Ambassadors for the #AgentsofChange movement here in Nassau County, our team is leading a local effort to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home animals that might otherwise be euthanized. We will be focusing on promoting responsible pet guardianship, working with local shelters and nonprofits to find homes for orphaned pets, and assisting in efforts to reduce or eliminate the use of animal euthanasia in Nassau County.

With so many animals in our area looking for a home, we know we can’t do this alone. We need your help.

Partnering with Organizations in Our Community and the Tri-State Area

Here at Petschauer Insurance, it is our mission to ensure the safety and care of all animals, regardless of what the circumstances may be. We see the value our furry friends provide so many people in our area and beyond. From therapy, to law enforcement and even handicap accessibility, animals such as canines are cherished members of our society and our families.

That’s why we will be working with charities and foundations who share our passion for protecting and training animals. Organizations such as Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), who provide highly-trained assistance dogs and support, and Tri-State Collie Rescue have been supported by our agency in the past, and we look forward to continue supporting them in the future.

In addition, if you or someone you know is in need of a service or emotional support animal but cannot afford one, we have a resource guide available that breaks down costs associated with having a service animal. The guide provides a list of several alternative methods and financing costs that will bring you closer to your furry helper. Additionally, there is a list of accredited organizations who provide complete or partial financial assistance based on individuals’ needs.
To access the Guide:

Be a Part of this Campaign

To be part of this campaign, all you need to do is invite your close friends or loved ones to come in and visit our team at Petschauer Insurance. While they’re here, we will provide them with a free insurance consultation in addition to more information on our campaign to help local animals. Afterward, we will issue a contribution IN YOUR NAME to a local nonprofit animal rescue effort.

Join Our Team!

This campaign gives you the opportunity to join our team and help make a difference for thousands of people in need and animals who want nothing more than a new home. Please join us, and let’s help as many people and pets as we can!


Heidi Petschauer

Petschauer Insurance

Meet Savannah and Zambique!
April 27, 2020

Join our agency in our continued mission to support Canine Companions for Independence! Now more than ever people in our community living with disabilities and/or with limited mobility need help! For the average person, turning on the light switch, doing laundry or simply being able to reach for objects may be something mundane, but for […]

Helpers for Heroes
January 27, 2020

“Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.” Service animals are known for helping their owners who have impaired vision, hearing, or limited mobility. What research suggests and what many people […]

A Story of Hope, A Story of Acceptance, A Story of Unconditional Love
November 12, 2019

Nearly 1 out of 5 people in the U.S. live with a disability. Many who of which face physical barriers to meet their daily needs, such as turning on light switches and carrying groceries. Canine Companions transform the lives of people with disabilities and/or limited mobility by providing highly trained assistance dogs to help with […]

Four-legged Helpers
July 24, 2019

We are so thrilled to contribute to Canine Companions for Independence. Our donation was made possible by the overwhelming support of our clients, friends, partners, and, of course, our amazing Petschauer Insurance team! Thank YOU!

Friends Fur Ever
April 25, 2019

Thanks to our dear customers and friends who helped us raise $620 for CCI. We couldn’t have done it without your support.

Advocating for Animals & People With Disabilities
February 18, 2019

Raised $800! Big shoutout to all of our dear clients and friends who recommended our agency! Thanks to YOU and our all-star team who worked hard and were passionate about this campaign, we were able to support the work being done by Canine Companions for Independence – whose ongoing mission is to train and match service dogs with people with disabilities or in need of emotional support! Thank YOU!  

Forging a Brighter Future for Members of Our Community

$160 Raised

Bringing hope to those in need is our passion.
February 27, 2015

Through our Community Cause Program, we now make part of our daily lives to provide support to families, including pets, facing a difficult time RIGHT NOW. Anyone can join without any financial investment of their own! Long Island reports higher animal euthanasia rates than most other locations in the tri-state area, and the majority of […]