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Adopt a new friend!

Adoption fees:

Cats $40.00*
Kittens $25*



*An additional $35.00 deposit fee is charged above the cost of adoption to ensure all animals are spayed or neutered. The $35.00 fee will be refunded once proof of spay/neuter has been provided or it can go towards the animal getting fixed in our low-cost spay / neuter clinic.

What is included in the cat and dog adoption fee?
*All CATS are tested for
Feline Leukemia & AIDS
*All cats & dogs are up-to-date on their vaccines.
*All cats & dogs 13 weeks and older have had their Rabies Vaccine.
*All cats & dogs have been vet-checked.
*Cats & dogs are up-to-date on de-worming & de-fleaing.
*All DOGS are microchipped.
*All cat & dog adoptions come with a coupon for a free vet visit to participating veterinarians.


To print off an
Adoption Application



Humane Education

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We only euthanize as a last resort which includes animals who are too sick or injured to survive or have behavioral problems beyond repair and are not adoptable.


Pet of the Month


My name is Lucky and I came to the shelter as a surrender in September 2015. I am a 4 year old male Beagle mix. I was tied to a chain for a very long time and my previous owners could not afford my vet care. I came the shelter and started coming out of my shell. I now love to be walked and love running in the dog yard. I am now in a Foster Home and waiting for my forever home.


Please call the shelter and set up an appointment to meet me and my foster family will bring me up.
































Why should you adopt from the Hornell Area Humane Society?

  • Taking care of animals for over 100 years in the Hornell community!
  • Shelter is inspected by New York State Agriculture and Markets Field Vet- Pepi Leids
  • Finances are handled by Mengel Metzger Barr MMB & Co.LLP
  • Governed by a Board of Directors
  • Retains a Shelter Veterinarian and works closely with all local veterinarians
  • Offers Emergency After-hour Services
  • Open to the public every day except for Mondays & Holidays

Starting July 6th, we will be closed on Mondays to the public. We will still be offering dog control services.


Click out our new "Paw Prints" Newsletters! Click on the links below to view the latest editions!

1st edition

2nd edition

And a big thank you to Linda Donaldson for creating our beautiful newsletter!


For information on our Low-Income Spay/Neuter Program


Need to print off the clinic application? CLICK HERE

If you have already had an animal come through our clinic and need to schedule another, you don't need to complete another full application. All you need to fill out in the concent form & pet info page...CLICK HERE

Check out our new Adopted Cat & Dog Pages! We asked for photos of your cats and dogs that you adopted from our shelter, and we received over 100 submissions! To see all the photos, click on the
links below!

Adopted Cats

Adopted Dogs

Our new Jillian Andolina Memorial
Dog Yard is now open!

Dog Yard

Our dog yard is now open to the public!

Hours to the public: Noon - apprx. 6pm

*All dogs MUST be on a leash while outside the Dog Yard
*No children under 6 years old are allowed in the Dog Yard. Children under 16 are not allowed in the Dog Yard without adult supervision
*Owners must clean up after their dogs
*Aggressive dogs are not allowed in the Dog Yard
*Dogs must display current license and must be properly inoculated

For the complete list of the
Dog Yard rules

Please read through them before
using the Dog Yard.


Support from Animal Farm Foundation has allowed the Hornell Area Humane Society to construct the play yard to benefit shelter dogs. Play yards are the best way for shelter dogs to experience enrichment and socialize. Socialization for shelter dogs is essential for the dogs' physical and mental well-being and will result in sending more dogs home, faster.

The dog yard about one acre in size is in tribute to Jillian Andolina, a former volunteer and great supporter of our shelter dogs!


As 2014 comes to a close, the Hornell Area Humane Society Board of Directors would like to thank our staff, volunteers and supporters for being there with us through a busy and exciting year. Collectively, we rescued over 550 animals from the dangers of cruelty, suffering and abandonment and helped reduce the number of homeless pets through the spay/neuter of 800 pets at our clinic. Most importantly, the Shelter has taken steps to become a more involved community partner. The recent groundbreaking of the Jillian Andolina Memorial Dog Yard will give area residents a place where their dogs can learn social skills in a large but confined and safe area. In addition, the Trap, Neuter, Return program for feral cats was announced with an anticipated state date in spring 2015. Perhaps the most enjoyable event of the year was our first annual Cause 4 Paws, an exciting family event kicked off with the Blessing of the Pets and the Pet Parade and followed by vendors, guest speakers, Dunkin for Hotdog games for the pups, the kids tent and so much more. None of this would have been possible without the support from the communities we serve. And so we say thank you to everyone who contributed a little or a lot, and look forward to 2015 being so much more! Wishing you all a very happy, healthy New Year!


Calling All Donators!

We are currently in desperate need of monetary donations. We are over capacity with cats and dogs and are in need of vaccines and other medical supplies. It’s our goal to adopt out healthy animals who are up-to-date on their vaccinations and receive any medical attention that they need. We are struggling financially and would greatly appreciate your support.

Our flea treatment stock is getting very low! Many animals are coming in that are covered in flees and we are getting very low on our supply. The brands we use here at the shelter are Advantage, Advantix & Frontline. (Recently expired product is ok to donate as well) If anyone wishes to donate some, we would
greatly appreciate it!

Here is our complete Wish List:

Hornell Area Humane Society
7649 Industrial Park Road
Hornell, NY 14843

Wish List  

Cat Litter (Clay litter)
Canned Kitten Food
Canned Cat Food
Kitten Formula
Advantage / Advantix / Frontline
Trash Bags (any size)
Dish Soap
Paper Towels
Cleaning Supplies
Toilet Paper
Cat / Dog Toys / Dog Kongs
Computer Paper
Laundry Detergent
Dryer Sheets
Dog Shampoo (regular)
Postage Stamps
Dog Collars
Dog Leashes
Green Scrubbies
Gift Cards for Gas
Walmart Gift Cards

Animal Count:
Cats: 77
Dogs: 13



What's Going On

2016 Calendar

Calendars are now on sale at the Shetler

Calendars are $10 and all proceeds benifit the animals


Black Cat Event

This year's Black Cat Event will take place on Saturday October 24th at the Main Place in Hornell. The pre-event starts at 6pm. There will be a buffet dinner and the music will be provided by Shepard Pi.

Tickets are $30 and are available at the shelter.

For the event flyer CLICK HERE


Basket Auction

This year we will be having our annual Basket Auction November 2nd through November 7th. The drawing will be held on Saturday November 7th at 3pm at the Canisteo Legion.

For the event application CLICK HERE





Volunteer Orientation

We have begun a new volunteer program! There is still a volunteer orientation to go through at the shelter, and it is now in the form of a class. The orientation is for anyone who would like to become a volunteer or interested in fostering. The class will allow you to become more familiar with the shelter and all the different things you can do to volunteer.

The orientation classes are the 2nd Saturday of each month at 9am at the shelter. (You only need to attend one)


Used Clothing Drop-Off Shed

We now have a shed to the right of our building to collect donations of clothing, belts, purses, blankets, sheets, pillowcases, drapes and stuffed toys. These items will then be collected by St. Pauly Textile Inc. and we will receive money from the items taken. Your donations of these items are greatly appreciated because they will be sent to people who can use it them all over the world. You can even receive a tax deduction for your donation - receipts are on the shed. To help keep your donations clean and dry, please put them in plastic bags. Items that are NOT accepted are rags, fabric scraps, pillows, toys or household goods.


Electronic Recycling

Due to a limit on what is now accepted, we are unfortunately no longer taking any electronics.


ShoeBox Recycling

We are also taking your used wearable shoes / sneakers, boot, etc. (No roller-skates, slippers or ice skates) Drop off inside the shelter.
Once the boxes are full, we send them out to the ShoeBox company and we receive money for the animals.


Dirty Dog Bath

Does your "dirty dog" need a bath? For $20, we will shampoo, dry and brush your dog. We also offer nail trims for $5. To make an appointment, give us a call at 324-1270.



We now have a groomer on staff! If your dog needs a haircut, give us a call at 607-324-1270 to make an appointment. Prices vary on size, breed, amount of work, etc, of dog.

Hours of Grooming:

Tuesday - Saturday 8am-Noon



We are now offering micro-chipping at our shelter for $30. If you would like to have your dog micro-chipped, just call us at 324-1270 to make an appointment.


Returnable Bottles / Cans

We will gladly take your returnable bottles and cans off your hands! Drop them off at the shelter on Industrial Park Road.


In Lieu of Donation - Having a hard time trying to figure out what to buy that one person for a
Birthday / Christmas / etc present? Make a donation to the shelter in their name and they will receive a letter from us notifying them of your donation. Please provide their name and address so we can
let them know of your donation!

We also accept memorial donations. If you would like to make a donation in loving memory of someone who has passed, you can do so by sending your donation, along with a note letting us know who your donation is in memory of, as well as the name and address of a family member that we can send an acknowledgement to, notifying them of your donation.

To locate your beloved pet that is buried in our
pet cemetary

For after hours emergencies: Call: 607-968-0012



The vision of the Hornell Area Humane Society is to be the premier independent and community-funded shelter providing compassionate care, education, and serving as a community resource encouraging responsible pet ownership. 


The mission of the Hornell Area Humane Society is to provide safe housing for animals without homes, reunite owners with lost pets, provide a comprehensive adoption program, and reduce pet overpopulation.


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Our Hours:

  • Monday: CLOSED
  • Tuesday: 10am - 6pm
  • Wednesday: 10am - 6pm
  • Thursday: 10am - 6pm
  • Friday: 10am - 6pm
  • Saturday: 10am - 4:30pm
  • Sunday: 10am - 4:30pm

Open after-hours by previously scheduled appointment when necessary.



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Hornell Area Humane Society
7649 Industrial Park Road
Hornell, New York 14843
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