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How do you find the local pound and animal shelter?

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Find the local pound and animal shelter by searching for shelters online in several resources, including the Shelter Pet Project and Petfinder. Local animal shelters and pounds may also be found in phone books and online directories.

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To find local pound and animal shelters using Shelter Pet Project, visit TheShelterPetProject.org and click Find a Shelter on the top menu. Enter a U.S. ZIP code or a Canadian postal code into the search box and click Search. The site displays local animal shelters and rescue group within the specified area. An interactive map also provides the location of the shelters and organizations on the map.

Petfinder.com supplies the information provided by Shelter Pet Project, but it offers a more comprehensive database of animal shelters and rescues in the United States. To access its search tool, visit its home page and click Shelters & Rescues on the top menu. Click Search Shelters and Rescue Groups Near You, and enter a city and state or the name of a rescue group, if applicable. The site shows the names of the organizations, their addresses and contact number. Click the name of a shelter or rescue to read a brief introduction and to see its official website, if available.

You may also use online phone books and directories to find a local pound and animal shelter. To find a local animal shelter using 411.com, for example, navigate to the site's home page, and click Business on the search menu. Key in "animal shelter" and enter a ZIP code or a city and state. The search tool displays the addresses and contact information of the shelters and their locations on the map.

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