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

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.