Worcester County Animal Shelter

Find Worcester 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.


Athol Animal Control 450 Thrower Road Athol MA 01331 978-249-2494


Blackstone Animal Shelter 14 Chestnut Street Blackstone MA 01504 508-883-9490

Bosler Humane Society PO Box 12 Baldwinville MA 01436 978-939-7316

Broken Tail Rescue PO Box 295 Worcester MA 01614

Chip's Critter Sitters Hedgehog Rescue 23 Beach Street Millbury MA 01527 774-287-5985

Community Cat Connection 289 Thompson Road Webster MA 01570 508-949-0779

Dignified Pig Sanctuary PO Box 68 South Lancaster MA 01561 978-368-3622

Dudley Animal Shelter 71 West Main Street Dudley MA 01571 508-949-8024

East Brookfield Animal Shelter 111 Young Road East Brookfield MA 01515 508-867-5525

Fitchburg Animal Control 20 Elm Street Fitchburg MA 01420 978-353-2307

Gardner Animal Shelter 95 Pleasant Street Gardner MA 01440 978-630-4950

Greyhound Rescue of NE Inc 200 Providence Street Mendon MA 01756 508-478-1617

Halfway 2 Furever PO Box 102 Berlin MA 01503 508-244-7739

Leicester Animal Control 15 Water Street Leicester MA 01524 508-892-7018

Lunenburg County Animal Control 479 Northfield Road Lunenburg MA 01462 978-582-6116

Makado Akita Rescue, Inc. 1 Elaine Street Webster MA 01570 508-340-4088

Milford Animal Control 3 Fiske Mill Road Milford MA 01757 508-478-3871

Neady Cats, Inc Aka Cats In Need 305 Redemption Rock Trail Sterling MA 01564 978-422-9064

North Brookfield Animal Shelter 372 North Main Street North Brookfield MA 01535 508-637-1333

North Star German Shepherd Dog Rescue, Inc. Nsgsdr, Inc. PO Box 291 Winchendon MA 01475 978-297-1761

Pat Brody Shelter for Cats PO Box 142 Lunenburg MA 01462 978-582-6116

Second Chance Animal Shelter 111 Young Road East Brookfield MA 01515 508-867-5525

Second Chance Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. PO Box 118 Bolton MA 01740 978-779-8287

Shrewsbury Animal Control 100 Maple Avenue Shrewsbury MA 01545 508-841-8421

Star's Shelter 92 Hopkinton Road Upton MA 01568 508-529-6626

Sterling Animal Shelter 17 Laurelwood Road Sterling MA 01564 978-422-8585

Sterling Animal Shelter 17 Laurelwood Road Sterling MA 01564 978-422-8585

Volunteer Humane Society Inc 505 Center Bridge Road Lancaster MA 01523 978-365-9470

West Boylston Animal Control 39 Worcester Street West Boylston MA 01583 508-835-3233

Westminster Town Animal Control 7 South Street Westminster MA 01473 978-874-2117

Worcester Animal Rescue League 139 Holden Street Worcester MA 01606 508-853-0030

About Animal Shelters

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

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.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

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.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

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.