Our mission is to investigate, help prosecute and prevent cruelty to animals while also promoting adoption awareness and humane education plus responsible pet ownership. We promote this all while we care for the animals surrendered to our shelter to the best of our ability every day until we find them new loving homes.
Griffin Pond Animal Shelter was established in 1938. It was originally recognized as The Humane Society of Lackawanna County. Griffin Pond provides shelter for homeless, unwanted and abused animals. The shelter cares for over 200 animals on a daily basis. They also provide care and support for sick, injured or elderly animals brought to the shelter for various reasons such as owner surrender or cruelty case investigations.
Griffin Pond Animal Shelter is entirely funded by private donations. The shelter does not receive any federal, state or county funding. They rely particularly on fundraising events and the generosity of caring people. With your support, these animals are given a second chance.