Athens Animal Shelter

Find Athens New York 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.


All Creatures.Org PO Box 1012 Athens NY 12015


Greene Animal Welfare Alliance PO Box 209 Athens NY 12015 518-945-3218

Animalkind Inc 721 Warren Street Hudson NY 12534 2.4 miles from Athens 518-822-8643

Columbia-Greene Humane Society 125 Humane Society Road Hudson NY 12534 3.5 miles from Athens 518-828-6044

Equine Advocates PO Box 354 Chatham NY 12037 12.8 miles from Athens 845-278-3095

Every Cat Counts, A National Heritage Foundation 12 Dogwood Lane Elizaville NY 12523 14.6 miles from Athens 845-756-3907

Saugerties Animal Shelter 216 Main Street Saugerties NY 12477 15.1 miles from Athens 631-287-7383

Catskill Animal Sanctuary 316 Old Stage Road Saugerties NY 12477 19.1 miles from Athens 845-336-8447

Nassau Town Animal Control 1 Albany Avenue Nassau NY 12123 19.9 miles from Athens 518-766-2944

Castleton On Hudson Animal Control 1930 U.s. 9 Castleton-on-Hudson NY 12033 20.4 miles from Athens 518-477-4837

Greyhound Friends West, Inc. PO Box 483 Canaan NY 12029 21.2 miles from Athens 518-781-0464

Paws Unlimited 637 Murray Road Kingston NY 12401 21.6 miles from Athens 845-336-7297

Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary PO Box 1329 Woodstock NY 12498 21.6 miles from Athens 845-679-5955

Bonnies Foster Home for Dogs 1079 Route 23 Great Barrington MA 01230 22.1 miles from Athens 413-528-9581

Greyhounds As Companions Inc 1770 Delaware Turnpike Delmar NY 12054 22.1 miles from Athens 518-768-2579

Animal Welfare Adoption Network PO Box 53 West Hurley NY 12491 23.6 miles from Athens 845-679-0227

Ulster County SPCA 20 Wiedy Road Kingston NY 12401 25.1 miles from Athens 845-331-5377

New York State Humane Association, Inc. PO Box 3068 Kingston NY 12402 25.3 miles from Athens 914-336-4514

Slingerlands Animal Control 2029 New Scotland Road Slingerlands NY 12159 25.3 miles from Athens 518-475-0385

Whiskers Animal Benevolent League 310 State Street Albany NY 12210 26.7 miles from Athens 518-458-2287

What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.