The Friends of the Taunton Animal Care Facility sincerely thank our financial and Wish List supporters and those who Liked and Shared our FaceBook page of Taunton Animal Shelter cats and dogs. With your support, Friends was able to fund medical procedures, diagnositc testing, medications and special food for numerous shelter animals. These animals received the gift of a caring, loving home because you gave them the opportunity to be adopted!
To all, we wish a joyous Holiday Season and a New Year of peace and kindness. With each of you by our side, we are able to continue our support of the Taunton Animal Shelter cats and dogs. Please consider a donation this Holiday Season to the Friends of the Taunton Animal Care Facility in support of our mission to assist the shelter animals in finding adoptive homes (click on the DONATE tab at the top of the page).
Thank you and the very best in 2017.
Taunton Animal Shelter consistently has an average of 20 or more dogs and cats of all ages, breeds and colors! If we do not currently have what you are looking for, please leave your name and number (and an application) for future reference. We may also know of a shelter who may have what you are looking for. The Adoption Fee covers the cost of the spay/neuter and required vaccinations.
DUKE is a male Am Staff, about 2 years old. Duke is a favorite among many of the staff and volunteers. He is somewhat shy at first and is nervous of sudden movements and loud noises, but once he feels safe and secure, he is full of love, snuggles, tail wags and "smiles". Because of his shyness and nervousness, we do recommend no toddlers, as they may be too active and move too quickly for him. He loves to go for walks and socialize with everyone. He is a happy guy who would bring lots of love and companionship to your life. He may be fine with another dog as a companion. He also did not seem to bother with any of the outside cats when out walking. :) We have found that Duke has Separation Anxiety and may be best suited with someone who is familiar with this, is home a lot, and/or able to take him to work with them.
Duke is hoping he will have the "luck o' the Irish" and find a new home and family soon. His "pot o' gold at the end of the rainbow" would just be filled with lots and lots of love! That is all he is wishing for... HAPPY ST PATRICK'S DAY from DUKE and all his friends at the Taunton Shelter!
"Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them, and filling an emptiness we didn't ever know we had." (Thom Jones)
My family moved and left me behind. I was hoping with all my might that they would be looking for me, but I am still waiting. The neighbor said that I was 10 years old. Homeless at this age is difficult. I pass the time by napping and playing with my toys, but that is not how I want to spend my days. Are you looking for a companion? I sure am! I am not that fond of being held, but I love being patted. I would love to be your buddy. I am spending time with the house cats and am doing fine with them all. I have a special adoption fee. Please come soon to meet me. UPDATE: I am now in foster care. My foster care family consists of cats and a senior dog. I am doing fine with everyone. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to know more about me.
For more information including upcoming events, view our PetFinder Event Calendar.
The Taunton Animal Shelter, in conjunction with the Taunton Animal Hospital, will be holding a RABIES CLINIC on SAT, APRIL 1 from 1:00 - 3:00 at the DPW Garage, 90 Ingell St. The cost will be $12.00 per vaccination (cash only). Cats must be in crates, and dogs must be on leashes. Dog Licenses will also be available on site
Shelter staff, volunteers and the many dogs and cats at the shelter THANK all who participated in the Taunton Animal Shelter 8th Annual Hearts & Paws.
The Friends of the Taunton Animal Care Facility held their 1st Warm-A-Heart/Send-A-Rose Fundraiser. Our supporters will be Warming Hearts this Valentine's Day by sending a rose from their pets to the residents of our local nursing homes. Their roses will be delivered by members of the Friends of the Taunton Animal Facility on Valentine's Day to residents at the Taunton Nursing Home, Longmeadow and Marian Manor. Roses are one of the most enduring symbols for love and appreciation so thank you for Warming-A-Heart and Sending-A-Rose!!
Would you like to feel loved and appreciated? Are you unable to adopt a pet, but would like to spend time with them? Would you like to get some exercise in the great outdoors? Are you interested in the veterinarian/grooming/obedience training fields? Do you love animals? Please call the shelter/come on down and ask about volunteering! The minimum age requirement is 13 years old. Everything from laundry to yard work, to walking dogs, grooming, feeding, fostering, etc... Volunteer Forms are available at the shelter or you may also request one by emailing email@example.com
The rewards are endless! The love received is unconditional. The happiness you can bring to the animals that you will feel in your heart at the end of the day is immeasureable!
The Shelter is currently in most need of Martingale Collars, Easy-Walk Harnesses, Purina Cat/Kitten food, Canned Dog/Cat Food (no Meow Mix), Kongs, Disinfectant Cleanser, and Monetary Donations. (We have plenty of blankets and towels at this time and are unable to take anymore until further notice). Thank you!
If you are having trouble paying for veterinarian care or food for your pet, visit massanimalcoalition.com/resources/pet-owners
Please call the shelter for the most convenient directions. Alternatively, you may view the directions to Taunton Animal Shelter on the web.Taunton Animal Shelter
Sunday & Monday Closed
Tuesday thru Thursday 12pm - 5pm
Friday 12pm - 2pm
Saturday 12pm - 4pm
PLEASE NOTE: Since the shelter is closed on Sunday and Monday, phone calls received on those days will not be returned until Tuesday.
Adopt a "best friend" for life! Please remember that dogs and cats of all ages need and deserve happiness, love, and a home. In return, they will love you unconditionally for all of your years together...
Dogs are $185.00 (puppies up to 6 months are $300.00) and cats are $95.00 (kittens up to 6 months are $125.00). This price includes the spay/neuter, rabies shot, and other required vaccinations. For those cats who come into the shelter already spayed/neutered, the adoption fee is $45.00.
An application is REQUIRED to adopt an animal. Vet references will be checked, as well as references for those who rent. Adoption of an animal will be based on APPROVED applications only. Personal checks are not accepted. Payment must be made in cash, money order or bank check.
Each year, Taunton's Animal Care Facility adopts over 500 dogs and cats into loving homes.
The Friends of the Taunton Animal Care Facility's mission is to assist in providing quality pet care and full support in the adoption effort.
Your annual membership donation will be used to supply basic necessities above and beyond city funding like food, shelter, medical care, medicine, and facility improvements.
To provide quality care and a temporary home, we need your support!
For membership details, contact The Friends of Taunton Animal Care Facility.
PLEASE NOTE: The contact link above is for membership only. For questions about the shelter and/or animals for adoption, please contact the Taunton Animal Shelter directly.
If you do not wish to become a member but would like to donate, you may do so here: Donation by credit card
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