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
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.