Franklin County Animal Shelter

Find Franklin 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.


Dakin Animal Shelter 163 Montague Road Leverett MA 01054 413-548-9898


Northeastern Boxer Rescue PO Box 95 Sunderland MA 01375 413-367-9292

Pioneer Valley Humane Society PO Box 786 Greenfield MA 01302 413-773-3148

Turners Falls Animal Shelter 10 Sandy Lane Montague MA 01376 413-676-9182

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.