Hampden County Animal Shelter

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

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.