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
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.