Find Queens 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.
American Foundation for Animal Rescue 89-10 Eliot Avenue Rego Park NY 11374 718-205-0200
Bobbi & the Strays 71-3 80th Street Ridgewood NY 11385 718-326-6070
Citizens Committee for Animal Rights PO Box 720483 Flushing NY 11372 718-426-1896
Companion Animal Network PO Box 750214 Forest Hills NY 11375 718-544-7387
Feathered Friends Parrot Adoption Services, Inc. PO Box 780344 Maspeth NY 11378 917-865-5042
Flushing Animal Control 3522 Prince Street Flushing NY 11354 718-886-3683
Kittykaretakers of Queens PO Box 310626 Jamaica NY 11431 718-670-7221
Longshot Fund PO Box 170129 Ozone Park NY 11417 718-845-0779
Loving Touch, Inc. PO Box 650404 Flushing NY 11365 718-224-8629
Ozone Park Animal Control 9714 Liberty Avenue Ozone Park NY 11417 347-722-5939
Rego Park Animal Shelter 9229 Queens Boulevard Rego Park NY 11374 212-504-4115
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.