There is a place in our community that feeds the hungry, shelters the homeless and comforts the abandoned.
It is the Orleans County Animal Shelter.
Won’t you consider taking home a lovable forever friend?
If you cannot give one of our animals a loving home, please consider a donation of cat and dog food, kitty litter, money or your time as a volunteer. You won’t regret it!
We have some great dogs and cats who are looking for their forever homes. Please if you are able, open your heart and your home to these homeless pets. You will get back unconditional love a million times over and then some!!
Please note that we ask that if you are interested in adopting one of our Pets to be a part of your Family,
we ask that you bring any other pets you have at Home to meet any of our pets before adopting.
When bringing your pet from home to meet your new potential Family member, please bring proof of Rabies vaccination. Thanks!!
If You Need to Surrender Your Pet .
Animal surrenders cannot be and are not accepted during our adoption hours. Animal surrenders are ONLY done through the Animal Control Officer, including any pet previously adopted from the Shelter.
If you need to surrender your pet, please call Sheriff Dispatch at 585-589-5527 and tell them you wish to surrender a pet. You will then be contacted regarding the surrendering procedure and you must speak with the Animal Control Officer BEFORE coming to the Shelter with your pet. Also remember to bring any and all vet records with you when surrendering your pet.
Please note that the Orleans County Animal Shelter can ONLY accept pet surrenders from Orleans County residents.
Please note that all of our Dogs are vaccinated against rabies (4 months old or older) and also
the distemper/parvo combo vaccine while they are in our Shelter.
We are unable to accept checks or credit cards and adoption payments must be in cash.
Dog adoption fees are usually $70.00 or less. If your new dog or puppy is not spayed/neutered,
you will sign a spay/neuter agreement to have your dog or puppy
spayed/neutered within 30 days of adoption, and you will receive a refund of $35.00
Cat and kitten adoption fees for spayed/neutered fur babies is $65.00. If the cat or kitten
is not spayed or neutered, the adoption
fee is $25.00. Donations are always welcome to allow us to rescue more!!
All of our pets are microchipped!!
If adopting a cat or kitten, we ask that you please bring a carrier to take your new Family member home.
Please stop by and visit us and our very special Guests who are looking for a Forever Home......
and who knows, you just may find that special new member of your Family who has a lot of unconditional love to give!!
Our pets are available for adoption during normal hours on Tuesday Wednesday & Thursday evenings from 6-8 pm and Saturdays from 11-2. Other times may be arranged if needed and please call 585-752-2588 for details.
If any of our pets, including puppies, are not ready for adoption when you visit, the following policy will be followed:
Written interest forms/applications will be taken for the pet during normal shelter adoption hours only. You must present yourself to the Shelter to complete the interest form/application.
I Rescued a Human Today
...by Janine Allen
Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels. I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her. I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn't be afraid.
As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage. I didn't want her to know that I hadn't been walked today. Sometimes the shelter keepers get too busy and I didn't want her to think poorly of them.
As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn't feel sad about my past. I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone's life.
She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me. I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her. Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship.
A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well. Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms. I would promise to keep her safe. I would promise to always be by her side. I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes.
I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor. So many more are out there who haven't walked the corridors. So many more to be saved. At least I could save one.
I Rescued a Human Today.
I Rescued a Human Today.
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