Your Community Partners

Caring for pets means meeting a wide range of needs beyond health care. Fortunately, there’s a whole community of organizations and businesses eager to help.

Here’s where to meet the local groups that we recommend to our pet-loving families.

Animal Rescue League

The Animal Rescue League is a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing domesticated animals and wildlife from suffering, cruelty, abandonment, and neglect.

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Quincy Animal Shelter

The Quincy Animal Shelter is a 100% volunteer run organization.The Shelter has NO PAID STAFF and relies completely on their volunteers and the community for support. Incorporated in November 1999 as a non-profit Massachusetts charity, they are also a recognized charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code. Since 1999 the Quincy Animal Shelter has placed more than 5,000 cats and dogs into loving and forever homes through out MA and New England.

• As a "no kill" shelter, they make every effort to find the right home for every animal in our care. This means they exercise the same ethical and humane treatment of animals in their facility that you would for your own family feline or canine friend. Every animal receives age-appropriate vaccinations and, if old enough, is spayed or neutered before finding its forever family.
• Delivering this type of care involves many volunteers, an active and dedicated management, and a lot of money. Their budget runs approximately $100,000 every year in order to keep doing what they do to help the dogs and cats of Quincy. Please visit their Volunteer and Wish List pages to find out about ways you can help.
• Their 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. Their dream is to eventually find a larger facility so that they can continue their mission on a larger scale and serve the continuous needs of the community and the animals.

Our hospital, along with our satellite clinic in Quincy, works closely with Quincy Animal Shelter. A licensed veterinarian from our hospital visits the shelter once a week to examine any shelter pets that may need any medical attention as well as examine any new pets brought to the shelter. Further medical attention is sometimes performed at our hospital and when it is time for the pet to be spayed or neutered, we also perform the procedures. The Quincy Animal Shelter can be contacted at 617-376-1349.

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Sterling Animal Shelter

The Animal Shelter Inc. of Sterling, Massachusetts EIN # 04-3236868 is a non-profit organization (formed in 1988 - incorporated in 1994) and no-kill animal shelter with no time or age restrictions. The shelter exists to provide humane sheltering and high quality medical care for stray, unwanted, abused and neglected animals and to find loving, lifelong homes for orphaned pets.

The staff is dedicated to finding good homes for adoptable pets and they continue to promote responsible pet ownership and to improve the quality of life for the animals and people in our community. The Shelter is supported entirely by donations from private individuals and through surrender and adoption fees. The Animal Shelter, Inc. does not receive support from the United Way or from federal, state or local governments. Their on-site veterinary clinic cares for over 3,000+ animals that come through their shelter yearly and provides a low/no cost spay/neuter, general wellness program assisting local animal control officers, shelters and breed rescues.

The Sterling Animal Shelter can be contacted at (978) 422-8585.

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Fairy DogParents

Fairy DogParents is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that helps prevent dogs from being surrendered to shelters.

They provide assistance with food, medical and general wellness needs of qualified dog recipients in Massachusetts.

Fairy DogParents is 100% dependent on donations and they cannot guarantee any goods or services for applicants.

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Windsong Memorials

Pet memorials. Please visit the website for more information.

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New England Wildlife Center

The New England Wildlife Center is an informal hands-on science education organization that uses the activities of veterinary medical care and rehabilitation of wildlife like raccoons, reptiles, and birds of prey, and the veterinary care of exotic pets like snakes, lizards, and turtles as a vehicle for learning by elementary, middle school, high school and undergraduate students. The Center, located in a green, sustainable facility known as the Thomas E. Curtis Wildlife Hospital and Education Facility, is in Weymouth, Massachusetts.

The Center is a community integrated non-profit that serves as the meeting place for science educators, reptile enthusiasts, animal control officers, wildlife caretakers, folk musicians, and habitat based artists.

The Center is home to the Odd Pet Vet, a commercial exotics veterinary practice that treats pets like pigeons, chickens, cockatiels, parakeets, parrots, rabbits, hamsters, hedgehogs, degus, bearded dragons, boa constrictors, pythons, corn snakes, iguanas, skinks, tortoises, turtles and other reptiles. All appointments with the Odd Pet Vet are education based so that the client and students alike can learn the science and biology of their pet.

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New England Burials At Sea

New England Burials At Sea, the nation's most requested at sea burial service, has recently announced adding their services to provide pet burial at sea services (ash scatterings) to pet owners who wish to memorialize their beloved, furry friends who have passed on.

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Tufts University Pet Loss Support Hotline

The hot line was established in 1996 by veterinary students to provide a community based resource for people to safely grieve the past or impending separation from a pet.

Visit Tufts University Pet Loss Support Hotline

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