The Scituate Animal Shelter

Helping Massachusetts pets & the people who love them since 1992.


Ethel is a senior Maine Coon cat who is estimated to be in her mid teens. although she seems younger than her years.  Ethel is very sweet and friendly.  Because her blood work  revealed some evidence of kidney disease, she is on a special food to treat the condition.

When Ethel came to us, she had been found as a stray, with terribly matted fur.  She is all cleaned up and ready for a new home!  There is no adoption fee for the right home for Ethel.  

To see Ethel as well as the other pets currently at our shelter, please click the link below.

Our adoptable pets

About Us


Our Shelter

Last year, our shelter found homes for a record 653 animals and reunited 38 lost pets with their grateful owners.  Our pets come from every corner of the state and stay with us as long as they need. We do not-- and have never --euthanized for length of stay or shelter space.    

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Our Community Programs

Helping animals means helping the people who love them, too.  Recent programs include emergency pet food  donations to federal workers impacted by the government shut down and  conducting low cost veterinary clinics for community pet owners. In 2018 alone, our pet food pantry programs delivered over 5,000 pounds of pet supplies to those in need.

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Our Feral Cat Initiatives

In 2018, we neutered 240 feral cats.  These cats are among the most vulnerable of the region's animals.  At SAS we  trap, neuter, and then release them to live out their lives more healthfully,  without producing litters of homeless kittens.  Our volunteers provide winter shelters and monitor the colonies to ensure the cats are healthy. We find homes for the kittens born stray.

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Contact Us

Please email us.

Better yet, see us in person!

Please feel free to visit during our open hours -- no appointment necessary.

SAS: The Scituate Animal Shelter

780 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Scituate, MA 02066, US

(781) 544-4533

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