Goshen Humane Society 845-294-3984
Goshen Humane Society 845-294-3984
Goshen Humane Society 845-294-3984

Goshen Humane Society, Inc.
PO Box 37
Goshen NY 10924
(845) 294-3984
email: goshenhumanesociety@gmail.com


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It is the mission of the Goshen Humane Society to work for the humane treatment of animals, to shelter these animals until loving and caring homes can be found for them, and to educate the community about responsible pet ownership and the importance of spay/neuter.

About Us

We are a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization dedicated to companion animals and to spay/neuter education. Our shelter is low-kill and  provides a temporary home for our animals. We are committed to finding adoptive homes for the rescued animals that are brought to us because of abandonment, illness or neglect. We do not support euthanasia as a means of resolving the companion animal overpopulation crisis at our shelter. We work to educate the public regarding responsible pet ownership, including neutering of all family pets. 

The Goshen Humane Society is a small shelter and is set up to care for dogs and cats. We are not equipped to take in "wild" or "exotic" animals. It is very important to understand that it is against the law to "trap" any animal that may be considered wild in NYS. It is also against the law to feed most wild animals. This means any animal that it's origin is not fully known. Please do not try to make a determination yourself as to whether an animal who is living outside is wild or not, as you can cause severe injury to yourself and/or to the animal in question. If you come upon any animal that may fall into this category, the following information is very useful!

It is never recommended that an individual ever attempt to catch an animal that "may" be wild or that is found outside. There are appropriate places to call in these instances. If you are in possession of an injured animal or spot one that may be considered "wild," meaning NOT a dog or cat, you should call your local Wildlife D.E.C. office. The local DEC office for Orange and surrounding areas is located in New Paltz, NY - the tel# is 845-256-3090. Please call this number for a list of "Nuisance Officers," Licensed local wildlife rehabilitators, and for any questions that you may have. A Veterinarian is allowed to take in a wild animal for treatment only, however if your Vet is NOT a licensed wildlife rehabilitator with the State of New York, the animal is not allowed to be released back into the environment. The animal either must be turned over to a Veterinarian who is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator, OR to an individual who is licensed to do the same. There is considerable training and licensing involved in order to know how to trap, treat and care for an animal that isn't known to be domesticated, and has come from the outdoors. ANYONE who is not licensed nor trained for this is not only risking injury to themselves, but also to the animal.

If you come upon a stray dog or cat, then please call your local shelter, local Dog Control and/or Animal Control, as this is where most strays eventually end up.


If you would like to adopt an animal, come by our shelter and meet our animals in need of homes.  If you decide one of them is a fit for your home, please fill out an application.  If approved a tax-deductible contribution to cover medical expenses would be charged, and a veterinarian reference.  Come by our shelter and see the animals needing forever homes.

Our dogs are tested for Lyme, Heartworm, & spayed/neutered before leaving. They also have their first set of vaccines (both if they've been with us longer) and their rabies vaccine.

Cats are tested for FIV/FeLV, and given their 1st Distemper vaccine, rabies and spay/neutered before leaving.

Dr. Corr who was a local vet volunteered his time and expertise at no cost to our shelter for over 5 years.  We wish him well in his new home in Michigan. We do not have  Vet or Vet tech that comes to the shelter any longer.  We will continue the above protocol hopefully long term, but it could change in the future.  If so, we will post it on our web site.

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Goshen Humane Society
PO Box 37
Goshen NY 10924
(845) 294-3984


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