Lewis County Humane Society


The Lewis County Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation and receives no regular government funding.  Our work, and animal shelter operations, rely mostly on the generosity of our supporters because shelter expenses far exceed our revenue.  All donations are used to care for the temporarily displaced animals placed in our care. We are extremely thankful for all of the support we receive, and are very proud of the many animal lives we have been able to save. We accept donations in several ways:

By Mail
Please mail a check to the address below. If your donation is in memory of someone, print "In Memory Of" on the front of the envelope under the mailing address. Please include any information we may need so we may send notice of your donation to the family.

The Lewis County Humane Society
PO Box 682
Lowville, NY 13367

If you have Facebook, they have kindly allowed Not-for-Profit organizations to receive funds thru Facebook with ZERO fees.  This is the best electronic way to donate, as we receive 100% of your donations.  Click the icon below, then just under our cover photo, click the DONATE Button.

By PayPal
Please click the link below to send a donation using PayPal.  PayPal donations can also be fee-free to us if you select your bank account rather than a credit card, and then choose the "friends & family" payment type.  Thank you!alt

Drop Off Supplies
We are always in need of various supplies to care for the animals at the shelter. Please see the Wish List on the right for the current list of items we are in need of. You can also download a printable Wish List here.



Our staff members work very hard to ensure the animals are properly cared for and are always looking for volunteers to help them in their work.

We need volunteers to help care for the kittens, walk the dogs, do loads of laundry, pile wood, mow the lawn, help with adoption events, and more. Volunteers are always needed!

If you are interested in volunteering to help homeless animals, please contact the shelter at 315-376-8349.

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Become a Member

Please consider becoming a member (or renewing your annual membership) of the Lewis County Humane Society. Paid members are eligible to vote at our annual meeting. All membership fees are used to care for the temporarily displaced animals entrusted to us. Click here to download the membership form.

Wish List

We are always in need of the following supplies to care for the animals in our care.  You can also download a printable copy of the wish list.

Cleaning Supplies

• bleach (gallons & spray cleaners)
• PineSol / floor cleaner
• liquid laundry detergent (HE)
• dish & hand soap
• clear garbage bags (large)
• clear kitchen bags (tall)
• industrial mop heads
• long handle floor scrub brush
• metal bin pooper scooper

Office / Shelter Supplies

• manilla folders
• stamps
• mailing labels (5160)
• envelopes
• sticky notes
• notebooks / pads
• white out
• Scotch tape
• duct tape

Pet Supplies

• cat litter (non-clumping)
• Dog treats (regular & grain-free)
• 4Health grain-free dog food (dry & canned)

• Regular canned dog & cat food

• Pill Pockets for medications

• rawhides (at least 7" long)
• large plastic bins with sturdy snap covers to store pet supplies

Special Treats

• dog houses for outside pens (must fit inside pen)
• bottled water (for volunteers)
• grooming brushes
• interactive IQ dog toys (the type they have to work to get a treat out of), or durable chew toys

• Kongs- Recommended by  Link

Gift Cards

• Walmart
• Tractor Supply
• Countryside Vet Clinic (to be used for animal care)

• Home Depot / Lowes

• Amazon