Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
For those that do not know....and we have the answers!!
Did we move?
Yes! We did move to 236 Evergreen St. since June of this year. We no longer do business at 525 Asylum St. (So stop dropping off animals there!!)
Are we a "NO KILL SHELTER?"
No! we are a municipality so we feel that if there are animal owners that no longer can take care of their animals we would rather take them as owner releases, than put owners in a very tough situation where they are unsure what to do with their animal. We strongly feel that not taking in unwanted pets promotes abandonement. Since we have been located at this address we have not yet had to euthanize animals for space!
How many animal can we hold?
We can hold 80 dogs and 25 cats. We are the biggest "municipal" shelter in the state.
About how many animals do we take in?
Incredibly last year we almost took in 2000 animals for the 2007-2008 fiscal year.
Do we take in volunteers?
We currently do not. We are trying to get enough city employees on staff before we plan on getting volunteers.
Could we come to your school and speak to students?
OH Yeah! We love kids and we love coming out and speaking about the responsibilities of owning a pet and we also talk about the importance of dog and cat safety.
(We have actually gone out and spoken to seniors to.)
Do we take donations?
YES! Please click above on "DONATIONS"
How come when I call I don't get a person but an answering machine.
We strongly believe that citizens that take the time to come in take priority to those that call in and there is only "1" person at the other end of that phone and by now you should understand that we are the busiest shelter in the state. So our shelter continuosly has visitors from 10am to 3:30pm. On an average day we can have anywhere from 20 to 100 visitors. (On saturdays those numbers double) But if you decide to call please leave a message we do try to listen to all messages. Please listen to the answering machine. Almost 90% of the questions asked by phone are answered on our message and please DO NOT CALL US WITH EMERGENCIES!! CALL 576-7671!!!
Do we adopt many animals?
Thankfully YES! On average we adopt out anywhere from 1 to 15 animals in a day but sadly we take in 1 to 15 animals in a day!!
Do we only have Pitbulls?
We have many of them but we also do get in many purebreds that will sit here for weeks because people assume all we have is pits. Please note*** Before you write off all pits as bad dogs come in and let us convince you that they are not.
By phone 203-576-7727
By fax 203-576-8119
By email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
By car, suv, motorcycle, segway, scooter, or on foot we're located at 236 Evergreen St Bridgeport,CT 06606. We are off of North Avenue and River St.
Closed for lunch 12:00-1:00
Closed Saturdays & Sundays
In case of emergency please contact
Connecticut Residents: $50.00
*Includes an Animal Population Control Program Certificate.
Certificate is good towards:
One spay or neuter
*Certificate only good towards services mentioned above
(Note: certificate does not pay for all of services mentioned above,
only a certain amount.
The veterinarian may charge you additional fees for other services rendered.
Out-Of-State Adopters: $5.00
*This fee does not include the certificate.
Forms of Payment Accepted: CASH or CHECK (along with a picture ID)
Renters: Need a NOTARIZED STATEMENT from your landlord,
which clearly states that you are allowed to have a pet at your residence.
The statement must bear the Notary Seal in order to be valid.
You may also bring a copy of your lease as long as it also clearly states you may have a pet where you reside.
Homeowners: Need to show proof they own their home (i.e. tax bill, mortgage statement, title…).
If you are living with your parents or other family members that own the house,
they must accompany you to the shelter and bring their tax bill,
mortgage statement or title of the residence in question.
Applicants may call the day before the available date of the animal
applied for to check the status of such dog/cat.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.