Find Columbia County New York 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.
Animalkind Inc 721 Warren Street Hudson NY 12534 518-822-8643
Columbia-Greene Humane Society 125 Humane Society Road Hudson NY 12534 518-828-6044
Equine Advocates PO Box 354 Chatham NY 12037 845-278-3095
Every Cat Counts, A National Heritage Foundation 12 Dogwood Lane Elizaville NY 12523 845-756-3907
Greyhound Friends West, Inc. PO Box 483 Canaan NY 12029 518-781-0464
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.