Find Suffolk County Massachusetts 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.
Black Cat Rescue 85R McBride Street Boston MA 02130
City of Boston: Animal Shelter and Adoption Center 26 Mahler Road Boston MA 02131 617-635-1800
Friends of the Saginaw Humane Society 1 Post Office Square Boston MA 02109
Hubcats PO Box 1340 Jamaica Plain MA 02130
New England Haven for Animals 11 Elton Street Boston MA 02125
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.Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?
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.Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?
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.