The Pictou County Animal Shelter was formed in 1979 and has provided a necessary service to the many animals and residents of the towns and municipality. The Branch depends on the generosity of the residents and businesses of Pictou County to help keep the shelter doors open.
Services include but are not limited to care of animals, both abandoned and stray; re-home animals given up by their owners; and pound services for the county and Pictou; we also do educational presentations at the schools and works with John Howard’s Restorative justice, Summer Street Industries and other community groups.
Pictou County Animal Shelter relies on volunteers and donations; further income is generated by our year round fundraising efforts which include: tickets sales, I.D.tags, memberships, bottle drives, bowl-a-thons, bake sales, Christmas wrap and BBQ’s. Our biggest fundraiser is our annual Christmas letter.
Through our involvement with the schools, we now have multiple schools that are providing fundraising efforts to help the animals of the Pictou County. Their ideas range from Dance-a-thons, wake-a –thons to birthday parties etc.
We have a very good relationship with the local businesses of Pictou County and through the years they have given a huge amount of support. Pictou Animal Shelter also benefits from an excellent relationship with the local media in Pictou County as well.
We thank the community as a whole for all the years of support.
Adopting an animal from an SPCA, humane organization or rescue group can be a very rewarding experience. You will be giving a homeless animal a second chance in life and providing it with a safe, loving forever home.
Cats or Kittens Adoption Fee $150 for cats | $250 for kittens
Dogs or Puppies Adoption Fee $275 for dogs | $450 for puppies
- Examination by a Veterinarian
- Flea/Parasite Treatment
- Feline Leukemia Test (cats)
- Vaccines to time of Adoption (core vaccines only)
- Spay or Neuter Surgery (including kittens and puppies)
- 8 week trial of NS SPCA Pet Insurance
We go through many supplies to show homeless pets the love and care they deserve. Check out our wish list here for the items we are most often in need of.