Who We Are

Founded in 1959, The Middletown Humane Society is a No-Kill, privately run animal shelter in Middletown N.Y.  It serves the City of Middletown as well as surrounding communities.   The shelter is funded ONLY through the generosity of our supporters. We DO NOT receive any funding or support from the Humane Society of the United States. 

Come in and visit us. You’ll find people who are happy to guide you through the process of finding just the right pet, be it a cat, a dog, a hamster or even a bird. We will also guide adopters through the process of welcoming shelter animals into their homes. Can’t keep your beloved pet? If there is space, we can provide transitional housing and will work hard to find another loving home.

Want to help but not adopt? Sign-up as a volunteer. We can always find a use for another pair of helping hands.

Nathan Winograd, a leader in the No Kill Movement, calculated that people “only need to increase the market for shelter pets by three percent in order to eliminate killing.”

Low cost private and group cremation services for beloved pets are available to the general public. Please call the shelter for more information.

Please help the Humane Society of Middletown do its part:

Don’t Shop, Adopt!

Mira The Pit Bull Spent 4 Years In A Shelter.

Now She’s A Poster Dog For Hope

Mira The Pit Bull

We are proud to present another incredible story about one of our incredible pets. Please read the following article in the Huffington Post about this beautiful girl and her loving family.

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Check out these events:

Rabies and Distemper Clinic 1:30-2:30 pm.
Bake Sale from 1:30-2:30 pm.
Sunday, September 13 at 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Bashakill Vineyards 1131 South Rd, Wurtsboro, New York 12790

Please join the Middletown Humane Society and the Port Jervis Humane Society for our Whiskers, Wags and Wine Event! $25.00 per ticket includes, free wine tasting (you keep your glass), one glass of wine, and lots of light yummy snacks!

For more info please contact Jan at (845)866-4785 or Adrianne at (845)313-0338!

Be Careful With Your Animals In The Hot Weather:

Make sure that they don’t stay out in the sun for too long (shade is what we should all have), give them plenty of clean fresh water and DO NOT over exercise! Your car will become an oven in no time flat even with the windows open, so NEVER LEAVE an animal in a parked car. It’s also illegal! Exercise your dog in the morning or evening when it’s not as hot. In extremely hot weather keep your dog off of asphalt. Dogs are much closer to the ground, and their bodies absorb the heat much faster than we do. Paws can burn because they don’t wear shoes! If it’s too hot for you to walk barefoot on the asphalt, it’s too hot for them as well.

Check out these websites for more facts:

ASPCA PetFinder

If you find an animal left in a parked car please call the police! Animals can die quickly! On a cool day of 82, a car can quickly reach a temp of 109 without the windows open and 98 with them open! Get more info.

Our Spring Newsletter

Spring 2015 Newsletter