Long Island Town Animal Shelters

Below is a list of Town operated Animal Shelters on Long Island

Nassau County

Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter
3320 Beltagh Avenue
Wantagh, NY 11793
(516) 785-5220
http://www.toh.li/animal-shelter
Animal Control officers respond to over 6,000 requests for service, including 500 night emergency calls, every year. If you have a problem concerning a loose or stray dog or an injured or sick cat, contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter at (516) 785-5220. After hours, contact the Department of Public Safety at (516) 538-1900. The Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter boasts one of the highest adoption rates in the nation. Come tour the Animal Shelter and bring the abiding love of a pet into your home! All pets are adopted at your own risk, and we do advise you to have your newly adopted pet examined by your veterinarian. All adopted pets will be spayed or neutered, will receive all required innoculations and will be microchipped, all free of charge. You may view the adoptable pets from the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter link above.

Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter
75 Marino Avenue (West of Port Washington Boulevard)
Port Washington, New York 11050
(516) 869-6311
http://www.northhempsteadny.gov/content/7352/7123/4397/4373/default.aspx
The Division of the Animal Shelter is responsible for administering and maintaining the Town’s dog shelter, enforcing Local and State animal protection, control and licensing laws, and administering Town dog control services. This Division makes dogs available for adoption and operates from the Town’s Animal Shelter.

Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter
150 Miller Place
Syosset, NY 11791
(516) 677-5811

http://oysterbaytown.com/departments/environmental-resources/animal-shelter/

The Town’s Animal Shelter oversees and manages animal control. The Animal Shelter also enforces the Town’s “leash” law. The Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter. . . a state-of-the-art facility built to house animals in a healthy and nurturing environment. The “dog only” kennel areas have oversized cages, sheltered out-door areas, and gabled roofs that let in diffused natural light. All dogs have access to large outdoor runs to maintain healthy muscle tone. Quarantine cages segregate sick animals from the general population. An in-house infirmary, not open to the public, provides space for treatment of ailing shelter residents. Cats brought to the shelter are housed in a sound proof area. This stress-free environment consists of twenty-four cages complete with a skylight above. All dogs receive “5 in l” and rabies inoculations and all cats are given “4 in l” inoculations before leaving the shelter. The entire Animal Shelter enjoys a complete air filtration system which provides air exchanges every fifteen minutes of every day.

Suffolk County

Town of Islip Animal Shelter
210 South Denver Ave
Bay Shore, New York 11706
(631) 224-5660
http://www.townofislip-ny.gov/departments/environmental-control/animal-shelter
The goal of the Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center is to enforce animal control measures needed to protect the health, safety, and welfare of Islip residents and, wherever possible, to promote animal welfare. The shelter houses stray and abandoned animals and makes every effort to have as many of those animals adopted as is possible. A dedicated, compassionate staff of employees and volunteers facilitates this process. The Shelter is located just off the Sunrise Highway South Service Road, just east of Brentwood Road, click link for directions.

Town of Huntington Animal Shelter
106 Deposit Road
East Northport, NY 11731
(631) 754-8722
http://www.huntingtonny.gov/animals
Whether your puppy has lost its way or an animal needs a home, the Town of Huntington Animal Shelter is here to help. A division of Huntington’s Public Safety Department and primary provider of the Town’s animal-related services, including:

  • Sheltering Stray & Unwanted Animals
  • Re-connecting Lost Pets with Owners
  • Administering the Dog Adoption Program
  • Staffing the Shelter’s Volunteer Program
  • Community Outreach & Education on Animal Care & Behavior
  • Enforcing Huntington’s Animal Control Ordinances

Town of Brookhaven Animal Shelter
300 Horseblock Road
Brookhaven, NY 11719
Phone (631) 286-4940
http://www.brookhaven.org/animalshelter/Home/tabid/336/Default.aspx
The Brookhaven Animal Shelter & Adoption Center staff is dedicated to helping the homeless pets in our township. We are proud of the fact that 94% of the animals that came to us in 2008 were saved because of the implementation of adoption programs and additional adoption center hours. Additionally coalition building with private humane societies and other animal organizations, significant upgrades to the kennels and shelter atmosphere, the addition of an education room and new training programs for the staff have all contributed to recent successes. Our outreach programs provide the community with educational and pet companionship opportunities. Help the Animals Fund provides medical care for sick and injured stray animals that previously would have had to be euthanized. As you browse our website hopefully you will learn more about us and maybe even find a new friend.

Town of Babylon Animal Shelter
51 Lamar St.
West Babylon, NY
(631) 643-9270
http://babylonanimalshelter.weebly.com/
The shelter provides many services for town residents in addition to providing shelter to animals in need. Residency in the Town of Babylon is not required to adopt a dog or cat. However, you must be a resident to turn in a dog or cat for adoption or any other reason. There is usually a modest fee involved. There may be a waiting list for animals to be put up for adoption. The Town of Babylon covers 53 square miles & is monitored by three Animal Control Officers who enforce Article 7 of the Agriculture and Markets Law of New York State & the Local Laws & Ordinances of the Town of Babylon. Under the supervision of our director, our office staff handles over 5,000 calls per year, as well as the logistics for daily pet redemption & adoptions. There are several kennel attendants & volunteers who care for the 3,600 animals which enter the shelter each year. Our attendants and volunteers also work tirelessly to increase public awareness and promote the adoption and redemption of cats and dogs. Due to the support of our community & the dedication of our staff and volunteers, Our adoption rate is over 80%.

Town of East Hampton Animal Shelter
159b Pantigo Rd
East Hampton, NY 11937
(631) 324-0085
The East Hampton Town Animal Control office is the office of the dog warden. If an animal is injured, in distress or a danger to the public, the dog warden gets involved. Also, in instances where there are dog bites/attacks, the dog warden can be contacted.

Town of Riverhead Animal Shelter
Privately Operated by NFAWL
532A Youngs Avenue
Calverton, NY 11933
631-369-6189
http://riverhead.nfawl.org/
North Fork Animal Welfare League operates the Riverhead Animal Shelter to care for animals by locating owners of lost animals, by finding homes for homeless animals, and by providing shelter, food, grooming, exercise, and medical treatment.

  • Provide Animal Care and Control for the Town of Riverhead
  • Provide humane housing, veterinary care, food and love for our sheltered animals
  • Reunite lost pets with owners
  • Respond to injured and orphaned wildlife situations and provide relief
  • Find great homes for the homeless animals that come into our care
  • Educate the public regarding responsible animal care and provide humane education programs to schools and groups
  • Provide low to no cost spay/neuter and vaccination services
  • Sterilize and care for feral cats through our FFAT Cat program
  • Provide subsidized veterinary care for needy individuals
  • Provide free pet food for anyone in need through our Food Pantry
  • Provide volunteers for national and international animal relief programs

Town of Smithtown Animal Shelter
410 E. Main St.
Smithtown, NY 11787
(631) 360-7575
http://www.smithtownny.gov/index.aspx?nid=96
The Smithtown Animal Control and Adoption Center provides care for lost, stray, and surrendered animals for the residents of Smithtown. Our goal is to reunite lost animals with their owners and find new homes for the unclaimed and relinquished pets. We also enforce the animal control laws of the township and of the New York State Department of Agriculture. The animal control officers respond to residents’ complaints regarding aggressive, stray, injured, barking, or loose dogs and other domestic or wild animals.

Town of Southold Animal Shelter
Operated by NFAWL
269 Peconic Ln
Peconic, NY 11958
(631) 765-1811
http://southold.nfawl.org/
North Fork Animal Welfare League operates the Southold Animal Shelter to care for animals by locating owners of lost animals, by finding homes for homeless animals, and by providing shelter, food, grooming, exercise, and medical treatment.

  • Provide Animal Care and Control for the Town of Southold
  • Provide humane housing, veterinary care, food and love for our sheltered animals
  • Reunite lost pets with owners
  • Respond to injured and orphaned wildlife situations and provide relief
  • Find great homes for the homeless animals that come into our care
  • Educate the public regarding responsible animal care and provide humane education programs to schools and groups
  • Provide low to no cost spay/neuter and vaccination services
  • Sterilize and care for feral cats through our FFAT Cat program
  • Provide subsidized veterinary care for needy individuals
  • Provide free pet food for anyone in need through our Food Pantry
  • Provide volunteers for national and international animal relief programs

Town of Southampton Animal Shelter
102 Old Riverhead Rd
Hampton Bays, NY 11946
(631) 728-7387
http://www.southamptonanimalshelter.com/
The Southampton Animal Shelter was operated as a municipal shelter by the Town of Southampton until January 2010. Due to budget cuts at the time, the Town eliminated the shelter. A concerned group of locals citizens banded together to save the shelter and created the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation. The mission is to provide for the welfare of the ever growing number of homeless animals, and, in turn, to place them in permanent caring homes. The Shelter is primarily dedicated to caring for homeless animals in our community of twenty-two towns–but we don’t stop there. We rescue dogs from “kill shelters” from across the country and we have also partnered with No More Tears Rescue to rehabilitate and find loving homes for adult dogs from puppy mills.

Animal Control Services
Nassau County Wildlife/Animal Control
Western Nassau: 516-417-3472
Eastern Nassau: 631-979-2481
For Dog or Cat Issues: 516-785-5220

Suffolk County Wildlife/Animal Control
631-736-3050
For Dog or Cat Issues: 631-382-7722

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