Give an animal a home
Animal Shelter Assistant
Lowell Animal Shelter
218 N. Lincoln St.
Animal Release Hours
Saturday 9:30a 1:30p
The Lowell Animal Shelter needs your
Volunteering is a great way to help
the community and to improve the
lives of the animals in the
The Lowell Animal
Shelter is always in need of
volunteers to assist with kennels,
cleaning, grooming, and
socialization of both dogs and cats.
If you'd like to help, visit the
Shelter, or download the volunteer
application using the link below.
Once you've filled out and returned
it to the Shelter, we'll contact
Choose your area
Volunteers can choose to work in a
variety of areas, including dog
socialization and walking, cat
socialization, kennel cleaning, and
bathing/grooming. All potential
volunteers will be interviewed prior
to placement in areas of interest.
The information you provide in your
application will help LAS find the
most satisfying and appropriate
volunteer assignment(s) for you.
Dog Treats- small ones, soft and
Dog & Cat Food- dry and canned
Toys (preferably ones with no
stuffing in them)
Dish Soap with bleach in it
Any used items: towels, blankets,
dog houses, leashes, collars, etc.
Anything and everything is greatly
Do you know the
Lowell animal ordinances?
Click Here to see our animal ordinances
All dogs and cats
must wear an identification collar
or tag that states the owner's name,
address and phone number on it.
All dogs and cats over the age of 4
months and other pets that are
subject to rabies must have annual
rabies vaccinations given by an
accredited veterinarian. The metal
tag showing the evidence of their
vaccinations must be attached to
their collars or harnesses.
When any animal has bitten,
scratched, or otherwise attacked
a person, the person or anyone
having knowledge of such an
incident must immediately notify
Animal Welfare at the Lowell
No person may harbor more than 4
dogs and/or cats over the age of
6 months on one premise.
It is unlawful for any person to
keep any injured or infected
animal without providing proper
treatment for the injured, sick
or diseased animal. Such care
must be rendered in a timely
All dogs and cats must be on a
leash when not on the owner's
premises. Any dogs or cats that
have been picked up while
running at large will be
impounded at the Lowell Police
Department and will be subject
to a $25 pick up fee.
Animal may be considered a
nuisance or hazardous animal
1. Chase passerby or passing
2. Attack other domestic animals
3. Trespass on school grounds
4. Are repeatedly at large
5. Damage private or public
6. Bark, whine, or howl in an
excessive, continuous, or
7. Cause fouling of the air by
odor and thereby creates
8. Interfere with refuse
collection or other service
9. Defecate on property other
than property owned by its owner
keeper or harborer while at
large or while under restraint
Make a Friend,
save a life.
The Lowell Animal
Shelter is dedicated to placing
stray or homeless cats and dogs in
By adopting a cat
or dog, you're giving an animal a
new life. The adoption application
is available as a PDF below, or can
be picked up at our shelter.
Submission can be through mail,
email, fax or in person.
A Welfare officer will review the
application to ensure that the
potential adopter is a good match
for their animal. If everything
checks out, it's approved!
approval, you must pay the adoption fee- $75 for dogs and $65 for cats. This cost covers your pet's spay/neuter, microchipping and updated shots. The vet appointment for the spay/neuter and the shots can be arranged by the shelter, the shelter will even take your pet for you! Once the appointment has been finished and your pet is back, you're free to take them home.
Why do we require a spay/neuter?
One of the goals of the Lowell Animal Shelter is to reduce the pet overpopulation- spaying/neutering is the best way to prevent an unwanted littler. Both cats and dogs can have over ten offspring in a litter, and an unspayed cat may have two litters a year. The ASPCA estimates that there are over 70 million stray cats alone in the United States don't contribute to that number.