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Forever Paws Animal Shelter gives animals a renewed leash on life by assisting them while homeless, in danger, or generally in need. We are the contracted shelter for the City of Fall River and the City of New Bedford. We house and care for all the stray animals in these areas, as well as animals surrendered by their owners. Our mission is to rehome animals in an ethically positive way that is beneficial to the overall well-being of the animal and our community.

Forever Paws works to give animals the gift of time through managed intake. This allows us to offer comprehensive treatment and care to stray, abused, or abandoned animals.Forever Paws continues to operate under no-kill practices, offering care for all treatable conditions with no restrictions on length of stay. Forever Paws is devoted to educating future generations to foster compassionate and humane attitudes towards all species of animal.We are a non-profit organization, relying on donations, fundraising,and dedicated benefactors and supporters.

We would like to give a sincere, heartfelt thank you to all of our sponsors and all of those who were involved with our Festival of Trees. Whether you entered the raffles, helped set up the event, or made the trees that we raffled off, we couldn't have done any of it without you. We couldn't do anything that we do without you! Rest assured that it was all money well spent; it will help us care for the animals that so desperately need us. You will see your contributions in action in our adoption photos, in our love stories, and in our update posts. As always, it was a beautiful event filled with hope and kindness and our hearts are so, so full.

A very special thank you to Mechanics Bank and Southcoast Insurance Group, Southcoast Financial Group, and Webster Bank of Somerset as you helped us make this event even happen! 


We are open by appointment ONLY!
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11-4 for preapproved applicants.
If you are not preapproved with us, please call at 11am to see if we have open appointments available. If we do, we are happy to schedule you.

 We are closed every day from 12:30-1:30!

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