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                                                                Best of Central Mass 2017                   Best of Central Mass 2016

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                                                                             & Pet Services

We are again named one of the top 10 Emergency Placement Partners in the United States by HSUS.  This is the 4th year in a row!

Did you know? We are very proud to say that our shelter was the finalist (top 5 from contestants across the country!!) in two of the three categories at the innovation contest at the recent HSUS conference in Nashville Tennessee. We are pleased that we made the top 5 in both our adoption and community outreach. To see our entries in these categories, click here and then click on our name under the finalists. Very exciting!!!

More awards and honors...

  • Voted top MA shelter in the animalrescuesite challenge, June 2011 and have won multiple 2nd place in 2013 and 2014 contests
  • Opened a Wellness and Education Center in 2010
  • HSUS Emergency Placement Partner as of 2010 and named one of top 10 Partners in the country in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014
  • Humane Alliance Member as of 2010
  • Shelter of the Week by SPCA International for the Food for Pets Pantry program!
  • Top MA shelter in the 2009 national contest
  • Named "Outstanding Shelter" by SPCA International 2008
  • Featured on the Fox Mike and Juliet Morning Show in 2008
  • One of the top 20 shelter in the national 2007 Zootoo contest.
  • The top MA shelter in the 2008 contest.
  • The Zootoo Special Recognition Award for Spay/Neuter Outreach.
  • Worcester University Partnership Award 2007 for College Students' Community Engagement
  • Winner of the 2007 Pedigree Best Rescue Story Award
  • First and only animal welfare organization to open and operate a veterinary clinic that includes subsidized rates to help pets in need in underserved communities
  • Official Pets for Life program of Massachusetts (mentorship program of the Humane Society of the United States) - targeting the underserved communities in the 01608 and 01610 communities of Worcester.