Our Story: How Did We Get Where We Are Today?
A bequest from Eleanor Haughey, a Scituate resident and quiet supporter of the Friends of the Scituate Animal Shelter, made the dream of the Scituate Animal Shelter a reality! Through her legacy, funds were made available for the 1992 construction of a no-kill shelter, first located on a town parcel on the Driftway and lovingly named the Eleanor R. Haughey Animal Shelter. As the Shelter continued to grow, it became necessary to expand and through the compassion, generosity, hard work and drive of all of our wonderful supporters, we were able to relocate to our currrent address at 780 Chief Justice Cushing Highway (Rt. 3A) in Scituate MA.
Today, hundreds of animals visit the Scituate Animal Shelter each year.
Many are claimed within days, but those that stay on receive food, love and veterinary care until they are adopted. Since the Scituate Animal Shelter’s humble beginning nearly twenty years ago, over 4,700 dogs, cats, rabbits, hedgehogs, ferrets, birds, guinea pigs, gerbils and hamsters have passed through our doors and been adopted into loving homes.
Operated by the Friends of the Scituate Animal Shelter, the Scituate Animal Shelter is a not-for-profit 501(c)3, primarily volunteer, no-kill animal shelter that is funded solely by private donations. The Shelter is staffed by a full-time Director and over 120 volunteers. We receive no state or federal government funding, and rely entirely upon donations to cover our annual operating expenses. Serving the communities of the greater South Shore region... The Lucky Ones Come To US!