About the Shelters



Philadelphia, PA

ACCT Philly is Philadelphia's largest animal care and control service provider, serving the City of Philadelphia by contract and taking in nearly 18,000 animals, from dogs and cats, to small animals, reptiles, birds and wildlife, annually. ACCT Philly is also the largest open intake shelter in the area, and is open 365 days a year. It provides not only animal care and control services, but also adoptions, and works with a large network of fosters and rescue partners to find homes for the thousands of pets in its care. Contact

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Animal Protective Association of Missouri

St. Louis, MO

The Animal Protective Association of Missouri is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing people and pets together, advancing humane education and creating programs beneficial to the human/animal bond. Contact

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Animal Rescue League of Boston

Boston, MA

For over 120 years, The Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) has responded to the needs of animals and the people who care about them. In fact, we are often the first to respond. With over 700 dedicated volunteers and 100 staff members, ARL lends unwavering support to local animals, families, and neighborhoods. We provide outstanding veterinary care, adoption, and field services. We also confront the root causes of animal cruelty and neglect through special police investigation and advocacy aimed at strengthening the laws that protect animals. Last year alone, we served more than 20,000 animals in need. Contact

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Anti-Cruelty Society

Chicago, IL

The Anti-Cruelty Society has been on the forefront of animal welfare and humane education since it was founded in 1899. Its focus is to provide the following: Compassionate care for any animal in need, An attempt to find a home for every healthy or rehabilitatable dog and cat, Intervention to prevent cruelty to animals, Community education on animal issues to inspire compassion and respect; and low or no cost spaying or neutering. Contact

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Arizona Humane Society

Phoenix, AZ

The Arizona Humane Society (AHS) saves the most vulnerable animals and enriches the lives of pets and people. AHS serves as a safety net for Arizona's most vulnerable pets. Our comprehensive medical, behavioral rehabilitation, surrender intervention and spay/neuter initiatives saved an additional 100,000 lives over the last six years. Contact

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Atlanta Humane Society

Atlanta, GA

The Atlanta Humane Society is a no-kill shelter providing 60,000 direct points of care to animals each year through sheltering and adoption, veterinary care, and community outreach. We operate out of three locations in metro Atlanta and help find nearly 10,000 animals loving homes each year. As one of the oldest charities in Atlanta, we have been caring for our community and her animals for more than 147 years. Contact

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Charleston Animal Society

Charleston, SC

Since its founding, our mission has always stayed the same: The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. In 1874, Charleston Animal Society became the first animal organization in South Carolina and one of the first in the Nation and has never turned our local animals away. Our Vision is one where all healthy and treatable animals are saved. It’s a vision where all people and animals are treated with respect and kindness. And it envisions a world where cruelty is not tolerated. Contact

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Cleveland APL

Cleveland, OH

The Cleveland Animal Protective League envisions a society in which: Animals are valued, treated with dignity and respect, and protected from cruelty and neglect; Every companion animal-in-need has a chance for rehabilitation and re-homing; The human-animal bond is cherished and supported; and every pet is wanted. Contact

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Houston SPCA

Houston, TX

The Houston SPCA serves our community as animal advocates of the most serious kind. Today, we proudly rescue thousands of animals each year and find them loving homes; provide the only 24-hour animal ambulance in the region, investigate more than 6,000 cases of cruelty annually and introduce fourth year vet students to shelter medicine. We are the leading animal rescue and protection organization in the gulf coast region with the ability to care for a vast array of animal species including companion animals, small pets, horses and farm animals, native wildlife and exotics, all on one campus. Contact

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Humane Rescue Alliance

Washington, DC

The Humane Rescue Alliance protects animals, supports families, and advocates for positive change to create a world where all animals can thrive. We enrich the humanity of our communities by promoting compassion and encouraging people to find joy, comfort, and companionship through the love and appreciation of animals. Contact

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Humane Society of Broward County

Dania Beach, FL

Advocating for and improving the lives of animals by providing adoptions, community services, and education. Contact

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Humane Society of Charlotte

Charlotte, NC

At the Humane Society of Charlotte, we believe that by working to improve animal welfare, we’re not only saving the lives of animals who need our help, but are also building a better community by creating families with healthy, happy pets, educating pet owners and ensuring the safety and well-being of both two-legged and four-legged Charlotteans. We’ve been here in Charlotte since 1978, and we know first hand how much this community can do when we work together. Contact

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Michigan Humane

Detroit, MI

The Michigan Humane Society (MHS), founded in 1877, is the oldest and largest nonprofit animal welfare organization in the state. Each year, MHS achieves 100 percent adoption of more than 8,000 healthy and treatable animals through compassionate care, community engagement and advocacy for humane treatment. MHS operates four shelter and veterinary centers in Detroit, Rochester Hills, Westland and Howell; seven adoption partnerships with Premier Pet Supply, Petco and PetSmart; and both a Cruelty Investigation Department and a Statewide Animal Response Team. Contact

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Nashville Humane Association

Nashville, TN

The Nashville Humane Association (NHA), incorporated in 1946 to protect the well-being of animals in Davidson County, is one of the oldest service organizations in Nashville. The roots of NHA can be traced back to a society founded in 1887 to protect children from inhumane working conditions and draft horses from mistreatment. Nashville Humane Association is committed to finding responsible homes, controlling pet overpopulation and promoting the humane treatment of animals. Contact

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Los Angeles, CA

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) is an independent, nonprofit animal welfare organization serving Southern California since 1877. Donations run programs and services including Cruelty Investigations, Disaster Animal Response Team, Violence Prevention & Humane Education and a variety of shelter services. Contact

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SPCA of Texas

Dallas Fort Worth, TX

We’ve been here for pets and their people since 1938. We're Local, Independent and Supported by the North Texas Community. The SPCA of Texas (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Texas) is the leading animal welfare agency in North Texas with two shelters and three spay/neuter clinics located in Dallas and McKinney, and serves as an active resource center providing an array of programs and services that bring people and animals together to enrich each others' lives. Contact

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San Diego Humane Society

San Diego, CA

San Diego Humane Society, an open-admission shelter, is creating a more humane world by inspiring compassion and advancing the welfare of animals and people. Our lifesaving safety net has helped San Diego become the largest city in the U.S. to keep healthy and treatable animals from being euthanized. We are a private, independent, nonprofit organization that is not affiliated with any other humane society or society for the prevention of cruelty to animals. With campuses in Escondido, Oceanside and San Diego, we provide animal services for 12 cities within San Diego County. Contact

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Seattle Animal Shelter

Seattle, WA

The Seattle Animal Shelter was founded in 1972 to protect public safety and enforce all animal-related ordinances for the City of Seattle. In addition to our primary role, we care for the abandoned, abused and orphaned animals of Seattle. The Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation supports the programs and initiatives of the Seattle Animal Shelter by engaging our community, increasing awareness and raising funds. Contact