Lehigh County Animal Shelter

Find Lehigh County Pennsylvania 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.


Allentown Animal Control 1400 Martin Luther King Junior Drive Allentown PA 18102 610-437-7535


Animals In Distress 5075 Limeport Pike Coopersburg PA 18036 610-966-9383

Forgotten Felines & Fidos Inc 6022 Mountain Road Germansville PA 18053 610-760-9009

Fresh Start Bird Rescue 32 North 5th Street Coplay PA 18037 610-443-0114

Good Mews 2634 Broder Street Southwest Allentown PA 18103 610-791-0134

Linda Ann's Greyhound Rescue, Inc. 1491 North 40th Street Allentown PA 18104 610-395-7824

New Beginnings Avian Rescue 937 North 13th Street Allentown PA 18102 610-434-1355

The Lehigh County Humane Society "A Lifesaving Animal Shelter" 640 Dixon Street Allentown PA 18103 610-797-1205

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.