The Northeast Animal Shelter, established in 1976, is one of New England's largest nonprofit shelters that does not destroy any of the pets entrusted to its care. We have placed thousands of dogs and cats since we opened our doors.

See all of our available dogs and cats available at Northeast Animal Shelter!

Northeast Animal Shelter is proud of our innovative programs to rescue animals, providing community outreach, and low cost Fspay spaying and neutering.

These programs are made possible entirely by private contributions. The Shelter receives no local, state or federal funding and we depend on the generosity of people like you to meet our annual operating budget.
Once you learn more about our programs, please consider making a donation.

Saving Pets Across America

Each month our Puppies Across America program transports hundreds of abandoned puppies to our Shelter. They share our facility with locally rescued animals until each and every one is placed in a loving home.
Read more about Saving Pets Across America.

Sato Rescue

Spanish slang for "street dog" or "mutt"...the Sato Rescue program transports abandoned and neglected street dogs from Puerto Rico to the Shelter for adoption.
Read more about our Sato Rescue program.

Spay/Neuter Assistance

Breaking the never-ending cycle of unwanted animals...the Shelter offers low cost spaying or neutering.
Find out more about Spay/Neuter Assistance.

Feline Programs

The Shelter operates programs to outreach and enrichment programs for cats and cat lovers.
Find out more about our Feline Programs.

Humane Education Program

The Shelter teaches schoolchildren how to be responsible and loving pet owners.
Read more about the Humane Education Program.

Foster Care Program

Pregnant and orphaned animals need extra TLC...our foster parents often mean the difference between life and death.
Read more about Foster Care Program.

Senior Visitation Program

The Shelter makes monthly visits to local nursing homes, assisted living communities, and special needs facilities.
Find out more about our Senior Visitation Program.

Birthday Parties

Come celebrate a special memorable birthday with our animals!
Find out more about our Birthday Parties.


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We always welcome phone inquiries. Please call the shelter at (978) 745-9888 during business hours:

Monday through Friday: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Northeast Animal Shelter
347 Highland Ave
Salem, MA 01970
Phone: 978-745-9888
Fax: 978-740-0612
Email: info@neas.org