The Shelter cares for all breeds of dogs and cats, as well as rabbits, hamsters, and guinea pigs. Generally, these animals have either been abandoned or have become lost.
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Babylon Animal Shelter is located at 80 New Highway, Amityville.
Sunrise Hwy. to north on New Hwy/County Rd 28, bus company is on the corner. Go a half mile to the shelter on your right. You will pass Cassata Dr. on the left just before the shelter.
Eastbound Southern State Pkwy to exit 33. Right on New Hwy. * Pass New Horizons Blvd on the left and the shelter will be on the left.
Westbound Southern State Pkwy to exit 34. Left on New Hwy. see *above
Eastbound LIE exit 49S, go one mile on the service road and make a right on Pinelawn Rd. *** Go 5 miles, cross the RxR tracks and make a right on New Horizons Blvd. Make a left on New Hwy/County Rd 28 and next left at the shelter.
Westbound LIE exit 49N, go to next light on the service road and make a left on Pinelawn Rd. see *** above
Adoption hours : Monday-Friday 10am-3:30pm and Saturday 10am-2:30pm. You need to be at the shelter a half hour before closing in order to have enough time to meet with our adoption staff and pets.
Shelter office hours: Monday-Friday 8am-3:30pm and Saturday 10am-2:30pm
The shelter is closed on Sundays and Holidays.
The adoption process:
Adoption fees are CASH ONLY:
The Babylon Animal Shelter takes volunteers to help take care of the animals. Please see the flyer below for information and for contact info to let us know you are interested in volunteering at the Town of Babylon Animal Shelter.
The first step to becoming a volunteer is to complete a volunteer application. Upon completion and submission of the volunteer application, it will be processed and then you will be contacted to discuss any questions you may have.
Once accepted into the Volunteer Program, new volunteers will be assigned a senior volunteer mentor who will train and assist you with volunteer and shelter protocols. All new volunteers must sign the Volunteer Acknowledgement, Service Agreement and Release of Liability.
The Shelter does not provide boarding services.
Additional information about such services can be found through P.A.W.S. at (631) 539-2014.
The Commack Animal Emergency Hospital and the Veterinary Medical Group are both local organizations open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including Sundays and Holidays, and serve on an emergency basis.
New York Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center
2233 Broadhollow Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Commack Animal Emergency Hospital
3095 East Jericho Turnpike
East Northport, NY 11731
Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island
75 Sunrise Highway
West Islip, NY 11795
The shelter does assist Town residents with stray animal concerns and should be contacted at (631) 643-9270 for assistance.
Dogs: You may contact the Animal Shelter at 631-643-9270 for a deceased stray dog in the roadway. The dog will be scanned for a microchip and all attempts will be made to locate the owner.
Cats & Wildlife:
Euthanasia service is available Monday-Friday, providing a technician is available. Please call at 8am on the day that you would like the procedure, so that arrangements can be made for when you will come in.
The term "No Kill" is most often associated with private shelters. Private shelters carefully screen animals before they are accepted for adoption. Any animals with medical or behavioral issues are not accepted. An owner of such an animal would need to look elsewhere for placement, usually a municipal shelter. BAARC is a humane municipal animal shelter and accepts all stray canines found within the Town's geographic borders. All animals that are adoptable or have medical conditions that are treatable, will stay at the animal shelter until they are adopted as long as there is room. The shelters save rate is about 88% for dogs and 96% for cats. This rate is calculated on the total intake of dogs and cats regardless of age, condition or temperament.