We are currently having a Tupperware Fundraiser for the shelter. To order online visit my.tupperware.com, click "find a party, then "find a fundraiser", select MA then select Swansea Animal Shelter. You may also place orders by calling the shelter at 508-679-6446.
Pet of the Month
Lily, our pet of the month introduces herself.....
News & Ways to Help
SHELTER WISH LIST
Treats, Biscuits, Bones (no rawhide, please)
First Aid Supplies
Long Handled Scrub Brushes and Squeegees
Aluminum Trash Barrels
Canned Dog and Cat food
Cat Litter (scoopable)
And of course, Money
(Monetary donations are used for medical treatments and supplies and other
Check out our online store where you can purchase Swansea Shelter logo apparel and merchandise such as mugs, stickers, and many more great items. A portion of each purchase will benefit the animals in our care! Come visit our store on CafePress!
Who We Are
We are the Town of Swansea animal shelter. Serving Swansea and Somerset
To enforce local and state laws and regulations pertaining to all animals, their control and keeping.
To protect and preserve the well being of those animals under our jurisdiction.
To inform and educate the community, legislative and administrative personnel on the significance and diversities of the Animal Control Officer.
To provide impounded animals a secure and sheltered environment offering unclaimed adoptable animals an opportunity for placement into permanent homes as a service to the community.
Animal Control - serving Swansea and Somerset Monday through Friday 9am - 4pm. There is not always someone in the office as we may be out on calls.
Saturday Mornings or by appointment.
There is an Officer on-call after normal working hours and on weekends for emergencies only, such as an animal hit by car, vicious animals or a rabid animal. These calls should be reported to the Swansea Police Department at 508-674-8464 or the Somerset Police Department at 508-679-2138 and they will dispatch an Animal Control Officer.
Animal Shelter – Hours are by appointment only. Please call 508-679-6446 to schedule an appointment at your convenience.
Please note: We currently have no facility for cats, we will assist you in anyway we can and we will respond to calls regarding sick or injured cats. We do on occasion receive cats and kittens in and provide temporary housing for them until they can be adopted or transferred. If you have a problem with a stray, healthy cat please contact the Humane Society or MSPCA.
Under the direction of Animal Control Officer, Liz Botelho, the Swansea Animal Shelter provides care and shelter to an annual census of 175 - 200 stray and lost animals per year. Happily, 85-90% of these animals were returned to their owners or found new safe and loving homes! With the aid of volunteers and the Animal Control team, the little "extras" of home are provided. Daily walks, socialization, treats and even car rides help make the time spent at the shelter more comfortable for current residents. Dedicated to the belief that all life has value, the Swansea Animal Shelter looks forward to providing a safe and caring environment for all that pass through its doors.
Adopting a Friend
All of our adoptable animals are vet checked, vaccinated, heartworm tested, microchipped, and given 30 day pet health insurance prior to adoption. All animals, if not done, are also spayed or neutered prior to being placed in a home.The adoption process is fairly simple; there is an application to complete. Once completed the application is reviewed, references are checked and, if approved, the animal is released to the adoption applicant. Adoption fees are as follows: $95.00 for cats and $140.00 for dogs. Please call to schedule an appointment. Directions to our shelter are available at the bottom of this page or by logging onto www.mapquest.com.
Come Visit Us!
From Rt 195 east or west: Take exit 3 (towards Swansea Mall Dr.)This will put you on Rt.6. Follow Rt.6 east, at the second set of lights turn left onto Gardener' Neck Rd.. Go to the first set of lights. Turn right onto Main St. approximately 1/2 mile up Main St. becomes Stevens Rd. stay on Stevens Rd. approximately 1 - 1 1/2 miles. We are located behind the Swansea Town Hall Annex. You will see a red building on the right side with a sign for the annex out front. Hours are M-F 9am-4pm. Evenings and weekends by appointment only.