Located in beautiful Saranac Lake, NY, in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, our mission is to provide shelter to all stray and unwanted companion and domestic animals. We work toward educating the public about proper animal care, including spaying and neutering, providing adequate outdoor housing, food & water, veterinarian care, and the many different state and local laws and ordinances that a pet owner should be made aware of and abide by. Our Humane Society is a Non-Profit 501(c)3 organization, and is maintained as a No-Kill facility. We are proud to say that we have placed over 3000 animals into new homes, and reunited over 1000 animals with their owners, since 2001. Our day to day goal is to provide the best temporary home and compassionate care for our shelter animals until they are adopted into new forever homes.   petfinderlogo1 hills logo

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Our 2014 Pet Photo Calendar is Available now!


Wagging Wednesdays and Big & Fuzzy Fridays

Each and every week from November through January 3rd, we are holding special Pet Adoption days at the Tri-Lakes Humane Society.
Wagging Wednesdays
ALL of our adoptable shelter dogs are FREE to adopt with an approved application every Wednesday.(through January 1st, 2014). View our Adoptable Dogs here!
Big & Fuzzy Fridays
ALL of our adoptable large adult cats (over 10lbs) AND ALL of our adoptable long haired adult cats are FREE to adopt with an approved application every Friday through January 3rd, 2014.
View our Adoptable Cats here!
Check out our Adoptable Dog & Cat pages to view photos and profiles of our shelter animals.
Our Adoption Application is also available online and can be submitted by email to tlhsny@hotmail.com

Spay/Neuter Voucher Assistance Program

The Tri-Lakes Humane Society offers financial assistance vouchers to pet owners in our local communities that want to have their dog or cat spayed or neutered but may be unable to afford the full cost of the surgery. We work with 10 participating Veterinarians, Veterinary Hospitals, and Veterinary Clinics to provide assistance to low income pet owners in Franklin, Essex, Hamilton and Clinton Counties. A list of the Veterinarians/Hospitals/Clinics is provided when a voucher is issued and mailed from our office. 
The amount of financial assistance depends on the type and gender of the animal.
Financial Assistance Voucher Amounts:
Female Cat Spay – $50 voucher     Male Cat Neuter – $35 voucher
Female Dog Spay – $75 voucher     Male Dog Neuter – $50 voucher
For more information, please contact our office at (518) 891-0017
Or Email our office: tlhsny@hotmail.com
A portion of our Spay/Neuter Assistance Program has been funded by a $5,000 grant we received from the ASPCA and the NYS Animal Population Control Fund in April 2013. We are very proud to have received this grant money to continue our efforts to assist pet owners with affording the costs of having their dogs or cats spayed/neutered throughout local communities in 2013. 
We have been able to provide vouchers for over 200 dogs and cats to be spayed or neutered so far this year.



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How to Help Us

The Tri-Lakes Humane Society is a small, non-profit 501(c)3, privately operated and funded no-kill facility.
We rely on the generosity of our community and supporters to keep our doors open. 
All donations are tax-deductible, and are always needed to support our tasks of healing, caring and 
providing for the homeless animals in our facility each day as we work towards finding them new adoptive homes.
There are many ways you can help us!
* Consider making a one-time monetary donation, or monthly pledge, either by mail, in person at our office or online via PayPal. We also accept credit card donations through our office by calling (518) 891-0017.
Donations can be mailed to:
Tri-Lakes Humane Society
P.O. Box 1111
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Visit our Donations page if you would like to make an online donation.
Other Ways to Help
* Donate items off of our Wish List, which includes pet food, pet supplies, cleaning supplies and more. Any items donated will help us take good care of our animals, keep the shelter clean and office functional to be able to adopt out animals.
* Remember us in your estate planning. Our Board of Directors can assist you with information.
* Make a contribution in memory, or in honor of, a loved one or special pet.
* If you can not adopt a new pet, consider sponsoring one! Our Sponsor-A-Pet program allows supporters to mail or drop off special donated items or financial support for a particular TLHS animal. By sponsoring a pet you can help pay for that animal’s spay or neuter surgery, vaccinations, medical treatments and testing, as well as food, while they are being cared for at our shelter. Some of our sponsors like to drop off comfy beds or blankets, treats, toys to provide their sponsored pet with extra comfort. Please contact us for more information.
* Consider becoming a volunteer guild member to help with our fundraising and adoption events.
* Donate your time and energy to becoming a TLHS Volunteer and come spend quality time with our shelter animals.
We are always looking for volunteers to come to our Humane Society. If you have spare time, either on a regular or occasional basis, we can use your help! The animals love having visitors, and enjoy having extra attention they receive from volunteers. If you are a dog person, we welcome people to come and walk the dogs on our Dog Trail that winds through the woods on our property. Dogs can also be taken out into our 2 outdoor play yards to play ball and run around. We also look for people to help us with basic training. If cats are more your speed, then you can spend time with our feline friends and you can please them by offering them treats, grooming and affection. We also accept help around the shelter with feeding, cleaning kennels and organizing. 
For more information on volunteering, and ways you can help us, please contact our office at
(518) 891-0017 or send us an email at tlhsny@hotmail.com 
Thank you for visiting our website! Check out all of our pages to find out more about the Tri-Lakes Humane Society.