Putnam Humane Society


How You Can Help

There are many ways to help Putnam Humane Society.


The dogs and cats at the Putnam Humane Society rely on your generosity for food, shelter and veterinary care. These animals often come to us starving and ill, neglected or abused. You make it possible for us to help them heal and find a new beginning in a loving home.

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We rely on help from many people to take care of our friends here at PCHS. Below you will find some of the things they are doing to help. Make some time and volunteer at the shelter. We need your help!

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Please consider donating to one of our programs! We need your help! From helping dogs or cats that have been abandoned due to health issues (Times of Trouble), to helping dogs be the best they can be (PHS Training Program), donating in the memory of your own beloved person or pet, sponsoring a treat night for our dogs, or even donating to the PHS as your wedding favor in honor of your guests…

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If you know of anyone who has fallen on hard times and is having a hard time buying food for their pets, we can help by giving them dog and cat food PHS cannot use.

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You Never Know What You Might Find! The shop is run by a group of amazing and dedicated volunteers! All proceeds go to the care of the dogs and cats at the PHS. All donations are tax deductible.

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Perhaps if you are out grocery shopping, buying your own pet supplies, or running errands for your business, please consider putting an extra one or 2 of the items in your cart for us! Anything helps!

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We’re created a Wish List of items we need on Amazon so you can order online and have your donation shipped directly to the shelter.

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Can’t adopt but want to help Putnam Humane Society? PHS has the perfect solution for you –Become a guardian angel!

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Did you know that you can donate to the Putnam Humane Society just by making your regular purchases on Amazon through the AmazonSmile program?  That’s right!  Just designate the Putnam Humane Society as your charity of choice.  This is at no charge to you, but Amazon will donate .5% percent of your purchase to help our dogs & cats.

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Show your love around town for Putnam Humane Society! Buy and wear our gear!

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In case you don’t know… Putnam Humane Society’s Mission Statement

  • We are here for the animals…

  • To be the voice for the animals who cannot speak for themselves.

  • To provide protection, a safe haven and compassion through leadership for the homeless, abused, and neglected animals of our community.

  • To be the advocates for our unwanted/abandoned pets and promote humane awareness for all animals.

  • PHS is dedicated to nurturing and protecting the animals in our care while they await adoption. We are committed to providing these animals with the patience, confidence, discipline, nutrition, medical treatment, and socialization they may require until they can be adopted into responsible homes.

  • PHS is a NO KILL SHELTER – meaning, we do not euthanize for space limitations. We provide euthanasia for terminally ill and seriously injured animals to end their suffering when reasonable courses of treatment have been exhausted. We consider humane euthanasia in the animal’s best interest – if an animal is behaviorally or mentally tormented to the degree that they will not allow any human contact or interaction and only after every effort has been exhausted to modify the behavior issues of the animal.



Sunday – Saturday
10:00am - 4:30pm

Dogs can be viewed daily
at the shelter from 10am-3:00pm.

Cats can be viewed daily
at the shelter from 10am -- 4:15pm

Our Location

68 Old Route 6
Carmel, New York
(Mailing Address: P.O. Box 297;
Carmel, NY 10512)
(Behind the Putnam Plaza Shopping Center - Tops)

Call us at 845-225-7777

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