In 1994, Northeast Animal Shelter implemented a robust animal relocation program — one of the first of its kind — to help reduce the nation’s overpopulation problem at animal shelters across the country. Since its inception, we have transported over 125,000 cats and dogs to New England — where the demand for adoptable pets is high — and placed them in homes.

Northeast Animal Shelter’s affiliation with the MSPCA-Angell allows the organizations to combine our relocation efforts with the MSPCA’s veterinary and adoption center resources, which enables us to connect thousands more animals — from areas where shelters remain full — with adopters than either organization could on their our own. In doing so, we hope to provide resources and relief in underserved communities throughout the country.

For more information about becoming a relocation partner, please email Animal Relocation manager, Josie Waldron, at