Animal Welfare


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
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.

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