PAL is celebrating its 25th anniversary. 

We are proud of the fact that we have helped several thousand cats(and a few hundred dogs in our earlier days) find loving homes. This could not have been accomplished without the ongoing support of our volunteers and  donors.  Another key factor to the continued success of the shelter is the support from several local veterinary clinics – VCA Wickaboag Animal Hospital, Sturbridge Veterinary Clinic, Hubbardston Veterinary Clinic and Becker Veterinary Clinic. Our animals receive competent and compassionate veterinary care. These clinics also support us financially with monetary donations and fund raisers. And last but not least – thanks to all the people who have adopted one of the PAL cats or dogs. Our mission is accomplished when a cat is placed in a carrier and heads out the door to his/her new home.

‘Gratitude is something none of us can give too much.’

PAL is in need of feline foster homes in Central MA. Some cats do not do well living in a shelter situation – mother cats with kittens, recovering cats and cats that need additional socialization.. We try to place these cats in a foster home. We provide the food and supplies that are needed to care for the foster cats. We also cover all medical expenses. If you are interested in this very rewarding experience; please contact us at

Foster Homes Needed!

Featured Feline


Milo is a black and white male cat who's looking for an owner.

Apply Here!