Find New Bedford 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.
New Bedford Animal Control 871 Rockdale Avenue New Bedford MA 02740 508-991-6366
New Bedford Animal Control 834 Kempton Street New Bedford MA 02740 508-991-6366
Acushnet Animal Control 111 Main Street Acushnet Center MA 02743 2.1 miles from New Bedford 508-994-0220
Animal Advocates PO Box 79258 North Dartmouth MA 02747 2.3 miles from New Bedford 508-991-7727
Habitat for Cats PO Box 79571 North Dartmouth MA 02747 2.3 miles from New Bedford 508-961-2287
The Humane Society & Shelter SouthCoast 31 Ventura Drive North Dartmouth MA 02747 2.5 miles from New Bedford 508-995-6661
Dartmouth Town Animal Control 400 Slocum Road Dartmouth MA 02747 2.7 miles from New Bedford 508-910-1840
Fairhaven Animal Control BRIDGE St Fairhaven MA 02719 3.0 miles from New Bedford 508-979-4028
Last Chance Feral Rescue 7 College Lane North Dartmouth MA 02747 5.1 miles from New Bedford 508-994-2385
Champs Mini Shelter PO Box 332 Marion MA 02738 9.4 miles from New Bedford 508-291-0072
Jeffs Companion Animal Shelter 1128 Main Road North Westport MA 02790 10.4 miles from New Bedford 508-636-2929
Faxon Animal Rescue League 474 Durfee Street Fall River MA 02720 11.7 miles from New Bedford 508-676-1061
Forever Paws Animal Shelter 300 Lynwood Street Fall River MA 02721 12.0 miles from New Bedford 508-677-9154
Forever Paws Animals Shelter 300 Lynwood Street Fall River MA 02721 12.0 miles from New Bedford 508-677-9154
Wareham Animal Control 54 Marion Road Wareham MA 02571 13.0 miles from New Bedford 508-291-1473
Swansea Animal Control 68 Stevens Road Swansea MA 02777 13.2 miles from New Bedford 508-679-6446
Lakeville Animal Shelter 8 Montgomery Street North Lakeville MA 02347 13.3 miles from New Bedford 508-947-3891
Pets Are Worth Saving PO Box 816 North Lakeville MA 02347 13.7 miles from New Bedford 508-947-7536
Placing PAWS 1320 Main Road Tiverton RI 02878 13.8 miles from New Bedford 401-624-9562
Berkley Animal Control 1 North Main Street Berkley MA 02779 14.7 miles from New Bedford 508-821-1575
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.