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Help for homeless pets

Our humane mission

In 2017, SAS celebrated its 25th year of helping Massachusetts animals.  Our mission is to improve the quality of life for both the companion animals and the people of our community by providing shelter and placement for homeless animals and support through community services and humane education.


In the past five years alone, our shelter has found homes for 2280 animals from all over Massachusetts.  Pets come to us as strays, as surrenders from owners no longer able to care for them, and as transfers from shelters and animal control facilities with no more room.


Because of the generosity of our donors, we continue  to make a positive impact on animal welfare in our community  by offering services that promote the health and well being of companion animals and address the root causes of pet homelessness.  We strive to help our region's pet owners and to educate adopters and the public about animal welfare issues.  

A humane approach

Our shelter does not euthanize healthy or treatable animals, even when the shelter is completely full. 

Our programs

Help for homeless pets

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In 2017,  the Scituate Animal Shelter  shelter found homes for 602 dogs, cats, rabbits, birds & small furry pets, and reunited 100 lost pets.

Aid for feral cat colonies

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Our feral cat initiatives humanely neuter adult cats & provide winter shelters for their colonies  while finding homes for the kittens born stray.

Community assistance

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We address the root causes of pet homelessness with humane education, pet food pantry services, and aid for pet owners facing financial hardship.