Find Washington County Maine 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.
Cherryfield Animal Shelter 60 Barber Ln Cherryfield ME 04622 207-546-3484
City of Calais Animal Shelter PO Box 413 Calais ME 04619
First Light Farm Equine Shelter PO Box 42 Perry ME 04667 207-853-9453
Paws Humane Society 84 South Street Calais ME 04619 207-454-7662
Pet Society Animal Shelter PO Box 313 Cherryfield ME 04622 207-546-3310
The Ark Animal Shelter PO Box 276 Cherryfield ME 04622 207-546-3484
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.