Find 12847 animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.
Saranac Lake Animal Shelter PO Box 1111 Saranac Lake NY 12983 32.3 miles from 12847 518-891-0017
Lewis County Humane Society 6388 Pine Grove Road Glenfield NY 13343 42.1 miles from 12847 315-376-8349
Potsdam Animal Shelter 17 Madrid Avenue Potsdam NY 13676 50.0 miles from 12847 315-265-3199
Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.
Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.
Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.