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Animal shelter

an establishment, especially one supported by charitable contributions, that provides a temporary home for dogs, cats, and other animals that are offered for adoption.
Contemporary Examples

Visit an animal shelter, pick out the sorriest mutt you can find, and then put it down.
A Field Guide to Valentine’s Day Office Etiquette Jen Spyra February 12, 2014

To qualify as a no-kill shelter, the animal shelter must: maintain a 90% or better live release rate.
The Humane Alternative to PETA’s Pet Slaughter Ryan Prior April 12, 2012


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