Meet Us

Mission Statement

Our mission is to advocate for animals by providing safety until home placement of those in our care. We promote spay and neuter programs as a means to control pet overpopulation and continually strive to be the leading community resource for education on proper animal welfare.

Quincy Animal Shelter is primarily a volunteer-run organization. The shelter relies completely on our volunteers and the community for support. Incorporated in November 1999 as a non-profit Massachusetts charity, we are also a recognized charity under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service code. Since 1999, Quincy Animal Shelter has placed more than 7,500 cats and dogs into loving homes throughout New England.

We are committed to finding the right home for every adoptable animal in our care. Every animal receives age-appropriate vaccinations, is spayed or neutered and micro-chipped before being placed in its forever home.

Delivering this type of care involves many volunteers, an active and dedicated management, and a lot of money. Our annual budget runs approximately $250,000 in order to provide services to the animals in our care and serve the continuous needs of our growing community. Please visit our Volunteer and Wish List pages to find out about ways you can help.

As a “no kill” shelter, we make every effort to find the right home for every adoptable animal in our care. This means we exercise the same ethical and humane treatment of animals in our facility that you would for your own family feline or canine friend.

Our capacity at the shelter is limited to a maximum of 12 dogs and 15 to 25 cats, depending on ages and condition of the cats. Our dream is to eventually find a larger facility so that we can continue our mission on a larger scale and serve the continuous needs of the community and the animals.

Quincy Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 690088, Quincy, MA 02269
Phone: 617-376-1349 | Fax: 617-745-5736