At Northeast Animal Shelter, we aim to help as many animals, and people, as possible. To do so, NEAS places a large focus on our animal relocation program which transports animals from underserved communities across the country to Massachusetts, where the demand for adoption remains high. Because of this, our facility’s capacity is primarily dedicated to support this program, and we are unable to take in local surrenders.

If you are no longer able to care for your pet and need additional information about how to re-home your animal, or need to speak with a shelter about surrender, please visit

Can we help you keep your pet? please visit our Community Outreach page to learn more about how we can help.