The Town of Horseheads has had an animal shelter since 1972. In 2016 the town board decided they could no longer operate the facility due to constraints that many municipals face. The end result was the closing of the shelter.
The Friends of the Horseheads Animal Shelter (FOTHAS) is a volunteer group that was incorporated in 2008, to help support the pre-existing town operated animal shelter. After months of planning and exploration the group submitted a proposal to the Town of Horseheads and reached an agreement to rent the building.
We then moved forward with our new non-profit group, The Horseheads Community Animal Shelter, Inc.. We are proud to be able to once again offer necessary shelter service to the community under new volunteer management and vision.
Please email, mail, or deliver in person, your completed adoption application to the shelter. Once received, we will call the listed landlords, veterinarians, etc. to confirm that pets are permitted where you live, that your pets are all UTD on veterinary care. When this step is complete, approved applications go to the adoption committee where the committee does their best to match that animal's personality to the applicant's lifestyle. We do not promise same day adoptions, but sometimes it is possible. Please let us know if you are interested in more than one animal, otherwise we would not know to apply your application to other animals.