Animal Shelters

Urban buildings for the housing and care of homeless, lost, or abandoned animals, primarily dogs, cats, and other pets. Typically the animal is kept at the shelter until it is reclaimed by its owner, adopted by a new owner, placed with another organization, or euthanized.

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Go Historic ID
3032
Names
animal shelters
animal shelter
animal homes
animal pounds
pounds
estrays
shelters, animal
dierenasielen Dutch
dierenasiel Dutch
refugio para animales Spanish
refugios para animales Spanish

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Urban buildings for the housing and care of homeless, lost, or abandoned animals, primarily dogs, cats, and other pets. Typically the animal is kept at the shelter until it is reclaimed by its owner, adopted by a new owner, placed with another organization, or euthanized.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300006748. The J. Paul Getty Trust.