Animal Welfare

Overview


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.

To report a lost or found pet, please visit our Lost Pets of Amherst Facebook Group or contact Carol Hepburn directly via email at hepburnc@amherstma.gov
 
Lost and Found
Pet's name:Tanner Burke
Gender:Male
Breed:Golden Retriever
Color & general description:Light golden, 3 year old male, approx 100lbs, red collar
Wearing a collar:Yes - red
When was the pet noticed missing?7pm, Saturday, July 13th
Where was the pet last seen?Newton Lane & East Street, Hadley
LostTanner

Pet's name:

Milo
GenderMale
Breed:Domestic short hair Cat
Color and general description:Brown white grey black mixed stripes
Wearing a collar?No
When was the pet noticed missing?Last night at 8pm
Where was the pet last seen?65 Farmington Rd Amherst
Lost Pet Milo

Pet's name:
Bill
GenderMale
Breed:Mix - Domestic Sht. Hair/Maine Coon
Color and general description:Grey w/ white belly & underside of neck. Big cat ~20 pounds. Not fat, just large. Orange/yellow eyes. Very friendly and talkative.
Wearing a collar?No
When was the pet noticed missing?06/25/19
Where was the pet last seen?High Meadow Lane
Lost Pet Bill
Pet's name:Sufi
GenderMale
Breed:short hair domestic tabby
Color and general description:grey/brown, tiger stripes
Wearing a collar?No
When was the pet noticed missing?near Route 9 and Hazel avenue
Where was the pet last seen?near Route 9 and Hazel avenue during a car accident when he jumped from the car window

Lost Pet_Sufi

Pet's name:Pixie
GenderFemale
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:




Mirai
GenderFemale
Breed:Calico
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:

Ethel
GenderFemale
Breed:Cat
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.