The Division of Animal Health Shelter/Rescue program ensures the health and safety of animals coming into the Commonwealth of Massachusetts , through registration of individual shelters and rescue groups who operate adoption programs within Massachusetts or adopt animals into Massachusetts from other states.


Public Hearing Notice - 330 CMR 30.00 pdf format of Public Hearing Notice - 330 CMR 30.00

Proposed Regulations for Shelters and Rescues – 330 CMR 30.00 pdf format of Proposed Regulations – 330 CMR 30.00


Animal Entity Registration Form

Massachusetts Approved Shelter and Rescue Organizations

Emergency Order B052605.pdf pdf format of Emergency Order B052605.pdf

Order Compliance Guidelines pdf format of Order Compliance Guidelines

Additional Compliance Guidelines pdf format of Additional Compliance Guidelines

Shelter Rescue Isolation Policy Statement.pdf pdf format of Shelter Rescue Isolation Policy Statement.pdf