Location: 73 Buffum Street, Lynn, MA 01902
Bristol Lodge Women’s Shelter. Provides temporary, emergency shelter accommodations for twelve homeless adult women.
Queen of Peace Shelter. Emergency shelter for women and children. Meals, clothing and medical care are provided.
In case of immediate danger due to domestic violence, please call 911.
SafeLink’s is a state-of-the-art technology that allows the counselor answering your call to keep you on the line while you are being connected to a shelter program in your area. This way, the person in danger will get help with a single phone call rather than having to call different shelters across the state.
You will notice that most shelters helping survivors of domestic violence do not list their addresses online. This is done to ensure the safety of their residents. The best way to go about finding a shelter is to call the SafeLink Hotline.
The Animal Rescue League of Boston offers several community health programs for pets to bring high quality, low-cost veterinary care to Boston communities. Services include spay/neuter, a mobile veterinary unit, and community vaccine clinics.
The MSPCA provides several free and low-cost spay/neuter programs throughout Massachusetts.
The Massachusetts Animal Coalition created an easy-to-read map allowing you to locate providers around the state offering low cost spay/neuter surgery.
SpayMass Hotline: 978-465-1940
MSPCA-Angell volunteers reached out to Massachusetts food pantries to help families find pet food (dogs and cats). The pantries most likely to have pet food are listed here; contact your local food pantry to ask about pet food if you don’t find a convenient one in the list. Please note that most food pantries do not have pet food except when it is donated to them.
Address: MSPCA-Angell Headquarters, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130
Merwin Memorial Free Clinic for Animals, Inc. provides free office visits and free outpatient veterinary services, including routine physical examinations, nail cutting and recommendations for how people can best care for their animals. Treatments and preventative medicines are available at reduced rates. Please note that the clinic does not accept appointments. Visitors are helped on a first-come, first-served basis.
Address: 542 Cambridge Street, Allston, MA 02134
This directory offers links to locations where you can obtain pet food, emergency veterinary care, and wellness care, as well as shelters that accommodate pets.
Safe Place for Pets offers a directory of on-site housing, off-site housing, and community programs for people and pets who need a safe escape from domestic violence.