Frequently Asked Questions

Does the HBSPCA euthanize animals?

The HBSPCA never euthanizes an animal because the shelter is overcrowded. All adoptable animals are available until they are adopted—there is no time limit. However, the HBSPCA does euthanize animals that pose a severe risk to humans or other animals and those that have an untreatable disease or are suffering significant pain or distress.