Griffin Pond Animal Shelter was established as the Humane Society of Lackawanna County in 1938 to provide shelter for homeless, unwanted, and abused animals. Our charitable organization is a registered non-profit 501(c)3 serving Lackawanna and Wyoming Counties. Griffin Pond is the only animal shelter in Lackawanna County.

Our Mission is to investigate, help prosecute and prevent cruelty to animals; promote adoption awareness, humane education and responsible pet ownership while we care for the many animals surrendered to our shelter to the best of our ability every day until we find them new loving homes.

Currently we have over 200 animals in our shelter, on a daily basis, which is a considerable cost when you consider how much staff, food, medicine and supplies the shelter requires to operate. We also provide for animals that are sick, elderly and injured that are in our custody due to various reasons such as owner surrenders and cruelty case investigations.

Our shelter is not affiliated with The HSUS, the ASPCA or any other organization and so we are completely funded by private donations. 

We know that we alone cannot change the world, but if our efforts at Griffin Pond Animal Shelter inspire you to better understand the needs of these animals, and influence you to assist us in helping them, then together we can positively transform the future of homeless and abused animals in our community. With our work and your continued support, these animals are given a second chance.

Printable Impact Statement PDF June25 2015