Bristol County Animal Shelter

Find Bristol County Massachusetts 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.


Acushnet Animal Control 111 Main Street Acushnet Center MA 02743 508-994-0220


Animal Advocates PO Box 79258 North Dartmouth MA 02747 508-991-7727

Attleboro Animal Shelter POND St Attleboro MA 02703 508-761-5617

Attleboro Friends of Cats PO Box 283 Attleboro MA 02703 508-918-2158

Berkley Animal Control 1 North Main Street Berkley MA 02779 508-821-1575

Dartmouth Town Animal Control 400 Slocum Road Dartmouth MA 02747 508-910-1840

Fairhaven Animal Control BRIDGE St Fairhaven MA 02719 508-979-4028

Faxon Animal Rescue League 474 Durfee Street Fall River MA 02720 508-676-1061

Forever Paws Animal Shelter 300 Lynwood Street Fall River MA 02721 508-677-9154

Forever Paws Animals Shelter 300 Lynwood Street Fall River MA 02721 508-677-9154

Friends of Attleboro Animal Shelter 27 Pond Street North Attleboro MA 02703 508-761-5617

Habitat for Cats PO Box 79571 North Dartmouth MA 02747 508-961-2287

Jeffs Companion Animal Shelter 1128 Main Road North Westport MA 02790 508-636-2929

Just Cats Inc 1 Mill Street Mansfield MA 02048 508-339-6717

Last Chance Feral Rescue 7 College Lane North Dartmouth MA 02747 508-994-2385

Mansfield Animal Control 175 Fruit Street Mansfield MA 02048 508-261-7339

Mansfield Animal Shelter 175 Fruit Street Mansfield MA 02048 508-261-7339

New Bedford Animal Control 834 Kempton Street New Bedford MA 02740 508-991-6366

New Bedford Animal Control 871 Rockdale Avenue New Bedford MA 02740 508-991-6366

Nine Lives of Norton Feline Resue Shelter PO Box 548 Norton MA 02766 508-285-5159

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.