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Lewis County Humane Society

About Us

The Lewis County Humane Society is a non-profit (501c3) organization which owns and operates a no-kill animal shelter on the Pine Grove Rd in Watson, NY. We are 100% funded by donations and greatly appreciate all your support which enables us to care for and find new homes for all the wonderful animals at our shelter.

Mission Statement

The Lewis County Humane Society's mission is to prevent cruelty and abuse in Lewis County and to provide education on humane treatment of animals to both adults and children of Lewis County. 

The Lewis County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was incorporated on May 7, 1915. The purpose at that time was the prevention of cruelty to the animals of Lewis County. At the same time, the Lewis County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children was also incorporated. Its purpose was the prevention of cruelty to the children of Lewis County. 

On May 26, 1915, a motion was made to consolidate the two societies, the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and that consolidated society be known as The Lewis County Humane Society. The main purpose of the Society remained as the prevention of cruelty along with the support of humane education in the schools. The humane education bill was sponsored in March of 1917. 

The Lewis County Humane Society currently owns and operates a no kill shelter in the town of Watson in Lewis County, New York.  That shelter is contracted with the townships in Lewis County to house dogs brought in from the townships by the dog control officers.
The shelter also houses homeless cats from the county