Helping Massachusetts pets & the people who love them since 1992.
Holly is one of those dogs who will likely wait a long time for a home simply because middle-aged black dogs tend to get overlooked at shelters!
Holly lost the only home she'd ever known when her owner died, and she is fearful in the shelter. Holly likes other dogs and while she's a bit shy with strangers, she's a sweet and active dog with lots of love to give.
Each year, our shelter finds homes for an average of 500+ animals and reunites dozens of 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.
Helping animals means helping the people who love them, too. Recent programs include a 24/7 free pet food pantry for any pet owner facing financial need due to the pandemic, as well as ongoing low cost neuters and veterinary care for community pet owners.
Our programs help to keep our region's feral cat population in check, while improving quality of life for these vulnerable animals. At SAS, we assist community feral cat volunteers and have a long history of trapping, neutering, and then releasing feral adults to live out their lives more healthfully, without producing litters of homeless kittens. Any kittens born stray are adopted, generally in pairs.
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