12965 Animal Shelter

Find 12965 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.


Potsdam Animal Shelter 17 Madrid Avenue Potsdam NY 13676 15.8 miles from 12965 315-265-3199


Massena Humane Society Inc 177 Massena South Racquette River Road Massena NY 13662 17.4 miles from 12965 315-764-1330

North Country Animal Shelter 194 Bare Hill Road Malone NY 12953 21.6 miles from 12965 518-483-8079

Focus On Ferals, Inc. PO Box 274 Brainardsville NY 12915 33.7 miles from 12965

St. Lawrence County SPCA 6718 Highway 68 Ogdensburg NY 13669 37.3 miles from 12965 315-393-5191

Saranac Lake Animal Shelter PO Box 1111 Saranac Lake NY 12983 37.9 miles from 12965 518-891-0017

About Animal Shelters

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

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.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

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.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

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.