Delaware County Animal Shelter

Find Delaware 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.


Creatures Great and Small 3115 Carcass Brook Road East Branch NY 13756


Delaware Valley Humane Society 101 Main Street Sidney NY 13838 607-563-7780

Franklin Animal Control 1046 County Road 44 Franklin NY 13775 607-369-3498

Heart-Catskills Humane Society 46610 Highway 10 Delhi NY 13753 607-746-3080

Peace Plantation Animal 12752 Highway 206 Walton NY 13856 607-865-5759

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.