Find Hampden 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.
Cat Pack Adoptions & Rescue, Inc. PO Box 277 Ludlow MA 01056 413-547-8025
Dakin 83 Highland Avenue Ludlow MA 01056 413-610-0070
Dog Adoption Network 1367 Parker Street Springfield MA 01129 413-783-2642
Feline Friends, Inc. PO Box 174 Feeding Hills MA 01030 413-786-5019
Friends Assisting Canines With Essential Services PO Box 704 West Springfield MA 01090 413-783-3078
House Rabbit Connection, Inc. PO Box 83 Springfield MA 01101 413-525-9222
King Bridge Equine Rescue 7 Kings Bridge Road Palmer MA 413-283-7419
Reptile Amphibian Refuge Center 520 Cold Spring Avenue West Springfield MA 01089 413-391-2130
Southwick Animal Shelter 11 Depot Street Southwick MA 01077 413-569-5348
Springfield Animal Control 171 Union Street Springfield MA 01105 413-785-1221
Springfield Animal Control 627 Cottage Street Springfield MA 01104 413-781-1484
The Beak Retreat PO Box 442 Thorndike MA 01079 508-699-6891
The City of Westfield Animal Shelter 178 Apremont Way Westfield MA 01085 413-564-3129
Thomas J. O'connor Regional Dog Pound 701 Center Street Chicopee MA 01013 413-781-1484
Western Massachusettes Lost Pet and Adoption Webpage 146 Bowdoin Street Springfield MA 01109
Western New England Animal Care and Adoption Center 171 Union Street Springfield MA 01105 413-736-2992
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.