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If you are looking for a pet, skip the pet store and head over to an animal shelter. If you need more information about animal adoption you can log onto the Humane Society website or head down to a local animal rescue in your city or county and speak to a volunteer. Before looking for your new dog or cat there are some animal shelter terms that you should become familiar with.

  • Animal Rescue or Shelter - An animal protection foundation that fights against pet cruelty. There are no-kill animal shelters which find homes for animals and do not put unwanted ones to sleep.
  • Adopt - To take care of an animal as one's own. Animal shelters allow people to adopt puppies and kittens for little to no cost.
  • Stray - A pet that roams or wanders without a definite home. Dogs and cats become strays after being abandoned by their original owners.
  • Pound - A facility where stray animals can wind up after being found on the street, rescued or given up by their owners. Foster homes are needed for these animals so that they do not have to be put to sleep.
  • Breeding - Reproducing offspring. People should have their pets fixed to avoid accidental breeding and unwanted offspring.
  • Abuse - Pet rescuers save dogs and cats from abusive situations and owners. They will often rescue them when an owner has been abusive, hurtful and neglectful to an animal. Animal abuse is prevalent at puppy mills and it is imperative that these puppies and kittens be rescued and sent to a loving home.
    National Animal Control Association
    Olathe, KS 66061
    Do something to help your community and animals in need by adopting your next pet from our animal shelters. Find one near you through our nationwide association and help an animal in need.
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    Helpers 4 Shelters
    1897 Goshen Turnpike, Middletown, NY 10941
    Helpers 4 Shelters offer abused and neglected animals a sanctuary to live out their days in peace. Contact our animal rescue and foster care center in Middletown, NY at (888) 985-4629 to learn more.
    (888) 985-4629
    Denises Darling Persians
    316 Indian Trail Dr, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
    Make one of the well-trained, playful kittens from our breeding program the newest addition to your family. Contact the cat breeders at (201) 669-4700 in Franklin Lakes, NJ, to pick out your new furry
    (201) 669-4700
    Nelson Ave Family Residence
    1605 Nelson Ave, Bronx, NY 10453
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    (718) 299-5550
    User Review: "If you work and make a decent amount of money they do not help you. They resent that you make more money then them. The..." - minerva (NY)
    Humane Society of Middle
    142 Bloomingburg Rd, Middletown, NY 10940
    (845) 361-4613
    Government Offices City Wallkill Town
    600 Route 211 E, Middletown, NY 10941
    (845) 692-7852
    Goshen Humane Society Inc
    44 Police Dr, Goshen, NY 10924
    (845) 294-3984
    Claws Cat Rescue & Adoption Shelter Inc
    28 Pelletown Rd, Augusta, NJ 07822
    (973) 875-8540
    Father Johns Animal House
    50 Father Johns Ln, Lafayette, NJ 07848
    (973) 300-5909
    Humane Society of Blooming Grove Inc
    2741 Route 94, Washingtonville, NY 10992
    (845) 497-3881
    Town of Monroe Animal Shelter
    103 Mine Rd, Monroe, NY 10950
    (845) 782-0302
    Government Offices City Shawangunk Town
    29 Church St, Wallkill, NY 12589
    (845) 895-1160
    City Government Knowlton Township
    628 State Route 94, Columbia, NJ 07832
    (908) 496-4265
    Pocono Animal Rescue Inc
    127 Carriage Ln, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
    (570) 476-1464
    Dwight Memorial Animal Shelter
    940 Little Britain Rd, New Windsor, NY 12553
    (845) 564-6810
    Government Offices City Town of Newburgh
    645 Gidney Ave, Newburgh, NY 12550
    (845) 561-3344

    Animal shelters deal with the problem of unwanted pets and sometimes large animals and livestock. They may take in anything or specialize in a specific species such as dogs or horses. Many counties in the United States have a humane society. Animal control may also operate a 'pound' where homeless animals are held until they can be adopted. Unfortunately, many shelters eventually run out of space and may euthanize animals to make room. Adult animals are generally harder to place than puppies and kittens. An animal control facility also holds lost and stray animals until their owners can be found. Rescues may operate in the same way as shelters, or as networks that employ foster homes to take care of the animals. Most rescues are species specific and many focus on a specific breed, especially cat and dog rescues. Rescues are generally set up as charitable foundations and may have a board of directors. A county or city facility, on the other hand, may be arranged as part of the local government or through the local humane society. Rescues and shelters may also deal with cases of cruelty and abuse. Abusers are often expected to surrender their animals to a shelter or animal control center. Many animals that end up in shelters are abandoned, others are given up by their owners for financial or personal reasons. Some rescues may also help owners place animals without actually taking physical custody. Animal shelters are something of a sad necessity. In cases of deliberate neglect or abuse, animals may have to be held as evidence and their recovery photographically documented.
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