I agree, Brookhaven sounds like a great choice!
If I may make a suggestion- perhaps a sum could be set aside for the original HS, and a registered letter sent to them saying that we have a donation of X amount of dollars, and will be happy to send it to them if they reply by (certain date). Otherwise, it will be sent to another pet charity in the area after (certain date).
That way there are no problems with having already advertised about the first HS, and sending it to another (as in "You said it was for us/them- where is it?" ). I'm certainly not a lawyer
, but it just occurred to me that it might save a headache or 2 down the road for the price of a registered letter
. If you've already sent a registered letter (I hope that's right- that they have to sign for and you get a reciept saying that they received it?
. Just a thought.