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Support your Local Shelter and be sure to join us at our various events – we’ve got something for everyone in the family (some even allow dogs!)

Stay tuned to OUR EVENTS PAGE for upcoming events and happenings you won’t wanna’ miss!


4/20/20 – We’ve heard from the amazing owners/brewers at Riverstyx and we are hoping to host this Brewery event over the summer – which would be perfect as they have a cute patio outside and well behaved dogs are welcome!!!! Stay tuned to our shelters website and social media! 

– our friends at RiverStyx Brewery will still be launching their new brew on Saturday 3/28– any sales they have from 2pm-6pm they will donate 10% of items sold (not limited to this one brew) – so if you’re looking for something to do and a way to help, stop at RiverStyx Breweryin Fitchburg!
Check out their awesome new label that will be featured on their new brew QUAD VENOM QUADRUPLE IPA (and also features our logo and a blurb about the shelter!) Please consider popping into the brewery and stock up, you’ll be supporting small LOCAL businesses especially those who give back!

Make sure you check out our events calendar – there’s a LOT of fun family events coming up AND you’ll be supporting our furry friends!


4/2 UPDATE w/ NEW INFO – Shelter Info & How YOU Can Help!

As always, the continued health and safety of you and our employees is our greatest concern during this outbreak of COVID-19. Our shelter is working on possibilities and options as to when to open. 4/2/20 UPDATE - due to the constantly changing laws surrounding COVID-19, and day to day changes each state is implementing - We WERE tentatively planning to receive a transport the weekend of April 4th - THIS TRANSPORT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.Going forward please watch our main webpage at we will be posting and updating future dates we are hoping to get transports and if so their…
March 24, 2020
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PLEASE NOTE: The shelter technically opens at 11 a.m. Tuesday - Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday/Sunday However, if we have pets going up for adoption and expect to be busy which is the case most weeks we try to open a bit earlier as the line can be quite long and as a safety and courtesy to the neighborhood- school buses and people going to work we do try to open as early as possible (normally between 9:30-10:30 depending on the day and number of animals - but it completely depends on how long it takes our team to feed…
November 16, 2017
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Black Cat Appreciation Day August 17th – August 21st

Black Cat Appreciation Day August 17th 2016 is Black Cat Appreciation Day Hundreds of shelters nationally will be celebrating Black Cat Appreciation Day on August 17th. Our shelter will be celebrating the beauty of adopting these ebony beauties as well! To celebrate in OUR way ? our shelter will be offering: $17 off any adoption fee for cats 1+ years or older for any black cats ? or cats with BLACK in them. Because we think this is such an amazing way to celebrate the most common colored feline we are NOT ONLY CELEBRATING for 1 day ? but will…
August 12, 2016

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June 18, 2014