There are many good animal shelters in Concord, New Hampshire, including the Concord Pope Memorial SPCA, whose mission is to care for homeless and abandoned pets while providing and promoting humane treatment of all animals. Online reviews, information, events, adoptable animals and virtual tours can be found on the shelter's website.
An ideal animal shelter is a safe haven for unwanted, injured, abused or lost animals, notes PETA. Good shelters must have adequate funding to provide care, nutrition and services for the animals they take in and a knowledgeable, friendly staff and volunteers.
Being a "no-kill" shelter does not automatically make it a good shelter. Some of these shelters do not truly care for animals and reject older, hard-to-place animals, notes PETA.