Yonkers Animal Shelter

About the new Yonkers Animal Shelter Yonkers Animal Shelter

The City’s old animal shelter began operation in the 1960s. At that time, the focus in Yonkers, as in most communities, was animal control, and the shelter was seen as a temporary holding facility for animals that were picked up off the streets.

In September 2013, Mayor Mike Spano joined the Yonkers City Council, Yonkers’ State Delegation, charitable and non-profit organizations to cut the ribbon on the new state-of-the-art Animal Shelter at 1000 Ridge Hill Boulevard.

In contrast to the old facility, the new 11,000 sq ft Animal Shelter was built with a focus on adoption. The facility is not only larger than the old Animal Shelter but features a welcoming public reception space, modern indoor and outdoor kennels, separate intake and adoption areas, modern medical facilities and meet-and-greet spaces where visitors can enjoy quality one-on-one time with their prospective new pets.

Yonkers Animal Shelter Extends Hours

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Yonkers Animal Shelter
1000 Ridge Hill Boulevard
Yonkers, NY 10710

(914) 377-6730
Hours of operation: Monday - Sunday, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm