Animal Welfare

Stray (impounded) dogs as well as dog licenses can be picked up at the shelter. The entrance is the same as to the Wastewater Treatment Plant, otherwise, drive to the end of Mullins Way, take a left and the gated entrance is on the left.

Dogs for adoption will be posted when they become available.

Donations appreciated. Please call Carol Hepburn for more information on supplies needed.
Lost and Found
Pet's name:Pixie
Breed:Tabby Mix
Color and general description:Traditional tabby markings but with a black stripe down her back. Dark markings around eyes. Orange nose, bright green eyes.
Wearing a collar?No
When was the pet noticed missing?6/8/2019
Where was the pet last seen?North Whitney St at Clifton AveLost Cat Pixie

Pet's name:

Color and general description:Fat, black, orange and white calico, very vocal
Wearing a collar?No
When was the pet noticed missing?4pm Wednesday July 5
Where was the pet last seen?Nutting Ave
Lost Pet Mirai

Pet's name:

Color and general description:Gray and Cream/White, tiger stripes, turquoise eyes, small and short
Wearing a collar?No
When was the pet noticed missing?05/19/2019
Where was the pet last seen?239 Pelham Road, AmherstLost Cat Ethel 5_19
Dog Retrieval
  • 1st Offense $10
  • 2nd Offense $25
  • 3rd Offense $50
  • Board $15/day
    (24 hrs = day)

Dog Licenses
  • Non-Neutered / Non Spayed $15/dog
  • (Male & Female)
  • Neutered / Spayed $5/dog (Male Female)
  • Late Fee $30/dog After June 1st
  • Checks or Money Orders Only.
    Payable to: Town of Amherst
Carol Hepburn received the 2004 Massachusetts Animal Control Officer of the Year Award. This award was given to her to honor her compassion for animals, her committment to her community, and her dedication to the highest standards of her profession.