Lewis County Humane Society


The Lewis County Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation and receives no regular government funding.  Our work, and animal shelter operations, rely mostly on the generosity of our supporters because shelter expenses far exceed our revenue.  All donations are used to care for the temporarily displaced animals placed in our care. We are extremely thankful for all of the support we receive, and are very proud of the many animal lives we have been able to save. We accept donations in several ways:

By Mail
Please mail a check to the address below. If your donation is in memory of someone, print "In Memory Of" on the front of the envelope under the mailing address. Please include any information we may need so we may send notice of your donation to the family.

The Lewis County Humane Society
PO Box 682
Lowville, NY 13367


Click the icon below, then just under our cover photo, click the DONATE Button.  Please note, if the below button does not give a donate button when you click it, please use a phone and the facebook app, go to our page LewisCo HumaneSociety 501c3, and there will be a donate button.  We apologize for any difficulties!

Please click the link below to send a donation using PayPal. 

Want to set up a recurring monthly donation?  You can do that here! 

PayPal donations can also be fee-free to us if you select your bank account rather than a credit card, and then choose the "friends & family" payment type.  Thank you!


Please click the link below to send a donation using Venmo. 

Drop Off Supplies
We are always in need of various supplies to care for the animals at the shelter. Please see the Wish List on the right for the current list of items we are in need of. You can also download a printable Wish List here.

Foster / Volunteer


Our staff members work very hard to ensure the animals are properly cared for and are always looking for volunteers and fosters to help them in their work.

We need volunteers to help care for the kittens, walk the dogs, do loads of laundry, pile wood, mow the lawn, help with adoption events, and more. Volunteers are always needed! 

Fosters can provide animals a safe loving home away from the shelter while they await adoption.  This helps with their socialization, gets them used to living in a normal home environment, and improves the likelihood of them getting adopted much sooner.  You can fill out a FOSTER APPLICATION here, and email to  

If you are interested in volunteering or fostering to help homeless animals, please contact the shelter at 315-376-8349.

Become a Member

Please consider becoming a member (or renewing your annual membership) of the Lewis County Humane Society. Paid members are eligible to vote at our annual meeting. All membership fees are used to care for the temporarily displaced animals entrusted to us. Click here to download the membership form.

Wish List

We have updated our Wish List for anyone would like to help out the shelter by donating some much-needed supplies.  We also have a Chewy Wish List & an Amazon Wish List. 

You can also download a printable copy of the Wish List.

Cleaning Supplies

  • Bleach
  • Floor Cleaner - Mr. Clean Pets
  • Odoban
  • Squeeze Trigger Spray Cleaners
  • Liquid Laundry Detergent (HE)
  • 13 gal garbage bags w/ ties
  • 55 gal industrial garbage bags
  • Windex
  • Hand Soap
  • Industrial Mop Heads/Handles
  • Paper Towels
  • Rubber Gloves (Med/Lg)
  • Rescue/KennelSol Disinfectant

Pet Supplies

  • Slip Leashes
  • Canned Kitten Food (Pate style)
  • Canned Dog/Puppy Food
  • Dry Puppy Food
  • Regular & Grain Free Dog Treats
  • **Soft Dog Treats**
  • Please see our Wish List on for more items! 

Office / Shelter Supplies

  • Manilla Folders
  • Stamps
  • Copier Paper
  • Dry Erase Supplies
  • Mailing Labels (5160)
  • Sticky notes / Notebooks / Pads

Special Treats

  • Dog Houses for outside pens
  • Bottled Water (for volunteers)
  • Durable Squeaky Toys
  • Interactive IQ dogs toys (the type they have to work to get a treat out)

• Kongs- Recommended by  Link

Gift Cards

• Walmart
• Tractor Supply
• Countryside Vet Clinic (to be used for animal care)

• Home Depot / Lowes

• Amazon