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Adoption fees:

Cats $40.00*
Kittens $25*



*An additional $35.00 deposit fee is charged above the cost of adoption to ensure all animals are spayed or neutered. The $35.00 fee will be refunded once proof of spay/neuter has been provided or it can go towards the animal getting fixed in our low-cost spay / neuter clinic.

What is included in the cat and dog adoption fee?
*All CATS are tested for
Feline Leukemia & AIDS
*All cats & dogs are up-to-date on their vaccines.
*All cats & dogs 13 weeks and older have had their Rabies Vaccine.
*All cats & dogs have been vet-checked.
*Cats & dogs are up-to-date on de-worming & de-fleaing.
*All DOGS are microchipped.
*All cat & dog adoptions come with a coupon for a free vet visit to participating veterinarians.


To print off an
Adoption Application



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We only euthanize as a last resort which includes animals who are too sick or injured to survive or have behavioral problems beyond repair and are not adoptable.


HAHS’ Pet of the Week

Coal & Tigger

Coal & Tigger

Our names are Coal & Tigger and we were surrendered to the shelter in November 2015, after our owner passed away. We are 7 year old neutered males. We were so incredibly timid when we 1st arrived, but we just didn't understand what was happening. But the nice shelter staff and volunteers helped us through our difficult transition. We are still a little shy, but we love to be petted and we will even come to the front of our cage now! And we are really hoping that we can be adopted together...we've been together all our life, and we don't think we would do well separated!
































Why should you adopt from the Hornell Area Humane Society?

  • Taking care of animals for over 100 years in the Hornell community!
  • Shelter is inspected by New York State Agriculture and Markets Field Vet- Pepi Leids
  • Finances are handled by Mengel Metzger Barr MMB & Co.LLP
  • Governed by a Board of Directors
  • Affiliated with the Vet Tech Program of Alfred State College
  • Retains a Shelter Veterinarian and works closely with all local veterinarians
  • Offers Emergency After-hour Services
  • Open to the public every day except for holidays

For information on our Low-Income Spay/Neuter Program


Just need to print off the clinic application? CLICK HERE

If you have already had an animal come through our clinic and need to schedule another, you don't need to complete another full application. All you need to fill out in the concent form & pet info page...CLICK HERE

Check out our new Adopted Cat & Dog Pages! We asked for photos of your cats and dogs that you adopted from our shelter, and we received over 100 submissions! To see all the photos, click on the links below!

Adopted Cats

Adopted Dogs


Dog Yard opening soon!!

Support from Animal Farm Foundation has allowed the Hornell Area Humane Society to construct the play yard to benefit shelter dogs. Play yards the best way for shelter dogs to experience enrichment and socialize. Socialization for shelter dogs is essential for the dogs' physical and mental well-being and will result in sending more dogs home, faster.

The dog yard about one acre in size is in tribute to Jillian Andolina, a former volunteer and great supporter of our shelter dogs!

The new dog yard will be for shelter and public use. Stay tuned for more information.


As 2014 comes to a close, the Hornell Area Humane Society Board of Directors would like to thank our staff, volunteers and supporters for being there with us through a busy and exciting year. Collectively, we rescued over 550 animals from the dangers of cruelty, suffering and abandonment and helped reduce the number of homeless pets through the spay/neuter of 800 pets at our clinic. Most importantly, the Shelter has taken steps to become a more involved community partner. The recent groundbreaking of the Jillian Andolina Memorial Dog Yard will give area residents a place where their dogs can learn social skills in a large but confined and safe area. In addition, the Trap, Neuter, Return program for feral cats was announced with an anticipated state date in spring 2015. Perhaps the most enjoyable event of the year was our first annual Cause 4 Paws, an exciting family event kicked off with the Blessing of the Pets and the Pet Parade and followed by vendors, guest speakers, Dunkin for Hotdog games for the pups, the kids tent and so much more. None of this would have been possible without the support from the communities we serve. And so we say thank you to everyone who contributed a little or a lot, and look forward to 2015 being so much more! Wishing you all a very happy, healthy New Year!


Calling All Donators!

We are currently in desperate need of monetary donations. We are over capacity with cats and dogs and are in need of vaccines and other medical supplies. It’s our goal to adopt out healthy animals who are up-to-date on their vaccinations and receive any medical attention that they need. We are struggling financially and would greatly appreciate your support.

Our flea treatment stock is getting very low! Many animals are coming in that are covered in flees and we are getting very low on our supply. The brands we use here at the shelter are Advantage, Advantix & Frontline. (Recently expired product is ok to donate as well) If anyone wishes to donate some, we would
greatly appreciate it!

Here is our complete Wish List:

Hornell Area Humane Society
7649 Industrial Park Road
Hornell, NY 14843

Wish List  

Cat Litter (Clay litter)
Canned Kitten Food
Canned Cat Food
Kitten Formula
Advantage / Advantix / Frontline
Trash Bags (any size)
Dish Soap
Paper Towels
Cleaning Supplies
Toilet Paper
Cat / Dog Toys / Dog Kongs
Computer Paper
Laundry Detergent
Dryer Sheets
Dog Shampoo (regular)
Postage Stamps
Dog Collars
Dog Leashes
Green Scrubbies
Gift Cards for Gas
Walmart Gift Cards

Animal Count:
Cats: 40
Dogs: 6



What's Going On

2nd Chance Auction

"Your Treasures, Their Hope"
A Friday evening auction of collectibles and
hidden treasures.
Gift certificates, unique collectible items, baskets and so much more! Something for everyone!

Friday, April 17th at 7pm (preview starting at 6:30pm)
At the Hornell Golf Club (472 Seneca Rd, Hornell)

Appetizers and Free Admission

Auction items have been donated by supporters
of the Hornell Area Humane Society. Find your "something" special while enjoying appetizers and a cash bar. To donate for this event, contact us by
e-mail at hahs1@yahoo.com or by phone at

$500 Door Prize! Must be present to win!


Volunteer Orientation

We have begun a new volunteer program! There is still a volunteer orientation to go through at the shelter, and it is now in the form of a class. The orientation is for anyone who would like to become a volunteer or interested in fostering. The class will allow you to become more familiar with the shelter and all the different things you can do to volunteer.

The orientation classes are every Saturday at
9am at the shelter. (You only need to attend one)


Used Clothing Drop-Off Shed

We now have a shed to the right of our building to collect donations of clothing, shoes, sneakers, belts, purses, blankets, sheets, pillowcases, drapes and stuffed toys. These items will then be collected by St. Pauly Textile Inc. and we will receive money from the items taken. Your donations of these items are greatly appreciated because they will be sent to people who can use it them all over the world. You can even receive a tax deduction for your donation - receipts are on the shed. To help keep your donations clean and dry, please put them in plastic bags. Items that are NOT accepted are rags, fabric scraps, pillows, toys or household goods.


Electronic Recycling

We now have a year round shed for your old electronics. We'll take pretty much any electronic devices, excluding projectors, air conditioners, and any large kitchen appliances such as
refrigerators and stoves.
We use REACT e-cycle, which is HIPPA compliant.
With the holiday season coming up, we're now taking Christmas lights.


ShoeBox Recycling

We are also taking your used wearable shoes / sneakers, boot, etc. (No roller-skates, slippers or ice skates) Drop off inside the shelter.
Once the boxes are full, we send them out to the ShoeBox company and we receive money for the animals.


Dirty Dog Bath

Does your "dirty dog" need a bath? For $20, we will shampoo, dry and brush your dog. We also offer nail trims for $5. To make an appointment, give us a call at 324-1270.



We now have a groomer on staff! If your dog needs a haircut, give us a call at 607-324-1270 to make an appointment. Prices are as follows:
Dogs up to 40 pounds: $40
Dogs 40-60 pounds: $50
Dogs over 60 pounds: $60

A full groom includes:
*a full haircut
*ear clean
*shave / clean between pads
*female dogs get a pretty bow
***cleaning anal glands is an addition $5



We are now offering micro-chipping at our shelter for $30. If you would like to have your dog micro-chipped, just call us at 324-1270 to make an appointment.


Returnable Bottles / Cans

We will gladly take your returnable bottles and cans off your hands! Drop them off at the shelter on Industrial Park Road.


In Lieu of Donation - Having a hard time trying to figure out what to buy that one person for a
Birthday / Christmas / etc present? Make a donation to the shelter in their name and they will receive a letter from us notifying them of your donation. Please provide their name and address so we can
let them know of your donation!

We also accept memorial donations. If you would like to make a donation in loving memory of someone who has passed, you can do so by sending your donation, along with a note letting us know who your donation is in memory of, as well as the name and address of a family member that we can send an acknowledgement to, notifying them of your donation.

To locate your beloved pet that is buried in our
pet cemetary

For after hours emergencies: Call: 607-968-0012



The vision of the Hornell Area Humane Society is to be the premier independent and community-funded shelter providing compassionate care, education, and serving as a community resource encouraging responsible pet ownership. 


The mission of the Hornell Area Humane Society is to provide safe housing for animals without homes, reunite owners with lost pets, provide a comprehensive adoption program, and reduce pet overpopulation.


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Our Hours:

  • Monday: 10am - 6pm
  • Tuesday: 10am - 6pm
  • Wednesday: 10am - 6pm
  • Thursday: 10am - 6pm
  • Friday: 10am - 6pm
  • Saturday: 10am - 4:30pm
  • Sunday: 10am - 4:30pm

Open after-hours by previously scheduled appointment when necessary.



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Hornell Area Humane Society
7649 Industrial Park Road
Hornell, New York 14843
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