About Northeast Animal Shelter

Northeast Animal Shelter, established in 1976, is one of New England’s largest non-profit, no-kill animal shelters for cats and dogs. In a typical year, we rescue between 5,000 and 6,000 homeless animas from all across the United States and transport them to our shelter in Salem, Massachusetts.

As soon as a dog or cat arrives at our facility, our staff begins searching for the right match — a family or individual who will give the pet a wonderful home. While waiting for a forever home, our dogs and cats receive the best of care.

Since each animal’s needs are unique, this may include medical care, spay/neuter surgery, obedience training, a visit with a groomer, or a special diet. All pets receive vaccinations and parasite preventives.

The Shelter has developed many programs such as Saving Homeless Pets Across America, Mother Animal Spay, Humane Education, Foster Care, Stray Cat Rescue, and Senior Visitation.

The Shelter is located a half hour north of Boston and is easily accessible from all of New England. Being open 7 days a week makes the adoption of a pet convenient for the general public and enables us to place all our homeless dogs and cats.

For information on the latest happenings at our Shelter, please visit our Facebook page.