November 9, 2011
How to Find Your Local Animal Shelter
The easiest place to start your search for your local animal shelter is online at the Shelter Pet Project and other sites listed below. Here you can enter your zip code and find a list of animal shelters, animal control agencies, and other animal care organizations in your community. In addition, the site features animals available for adoption, low-cost spay/neuter services, and volunteer opportunities.
If you're looking for low-cost spay/neuter services or need help with the cost of caring for your pet, check our state-by-state list of groups who offer assistance to pet owners »
You may also want to look in your phone book or search online. Animal shelters are called by a variety of names, so search for "animal shelter," "humane society," or "animal control." Public animal care and control agencies are often listed under the city or county health department or police department in phone books.
Some resources for locating an animal shelter: