The MetroWest Humane Society

The MetroWest Humane Society (MWHS) is a “no-kill” animal shelter. The animals in our care are never euthanized merely because we lack space or because the animal’s stay with us has exceeded a pre-defined amount of time. It is the mission of The MetroWest Humane Society to protect animals from neglect, abuse and exploitation, to advocate for their interest and welfare, and to inspire awareness and compassion for all living things.

MWHS History

The MetroWest Humane Society (MWHS) is a local, volunteer group dedicated to the welfare and care of animals. In 1976, a few people saw the need for animal care improvement in the area and banded together to form the society. Since then, our growth has been constant and we are proud to be considered an important part of the community. We run our organization on a simple promise: every animal we bring into our shelter gets a second chance. Not destruction. Our work is based in the MetroWest area, but we hope to influence ALL to consider kindness when treating animals. Unfortunately, living up to that promise is complex and costly. The population of lost, injured, and abandoned animals is growing at a staggering rate. We supply food, housing, and medical treatment to every animal that we bring into the shelter, and, as a non-profit, all-volunteer organization, we do it by relying on something only human beings can offer: heart.

Our organization provides: medical care for animals, animal placement/adoptions, rescue of injured or abandoned animals, subsidized spay/neuter program, fundraiser's, public service announcements, quarterly newsletter entitled “Paw Prints,” support to volunteers who provide foster care, support of humane animal legislation, feral cat rescue, and a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program.

Because we believe that EVERY cat entering our shelter deserves a second chance, we have many semi-feral cats waiting to be adopted. These cats were born outside and lack the social contact with humans that other cats have had. In most instances, they are non-aggressive, very smart, and wonderful. They just must learn to trust people. Our volunteers have started this trusting process with their love and devotion to these animals. What is needed now is a loving owner and a home where they can feel safe and secure. Please consider adopting one of these very special cats. All it takes on your part is patience and love. The satisfaction you’ll receive in return when a frightened animal finally looks at you with trust and love in his eyes is beyond description.

Directory of Services
Shelter: (508) 875.3776
Volunteers: (508) 485.0794
Foster Care: (508) 624.0783
Membership: (508) 877.9692
Fundraising: (508) 366.7038
Cage Sponsor: (617) 723.4800 x522
Spay/Neuter: (508) 485.0794
Barn Car Program (508)881-5933

Address MetroWest Humane Society
30 Pond Street(Rt. 126)
Ashland, MA 01721

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1068
Framingham, MA 01701

Website Affiliation:

We are located on Rt. 126 South (Pond St.) across the street from the Market Basket Plaza

Adoption Hours
Saturday 1:00 - 4:00PM
Sunday 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Thursday 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Note: call the Shelter: (508) 875.3776 to verify hours.