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
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.