Lillian Allbon Animal Shelter

About Us


Mailing Address

Lillian Allbon Animal Shelter
P.O. Box 1077

Nova Scotia, Canada
B4H 4E2
(902) 661-7297

(902) 661-1296 – Fax

email for all general enquiries


Shelter Board Members


  • Terri McCormick, President
  • Barb Bowes, Vice-President
  • Julien Robichaud, Secretary
  • Tammy Ross, Treasurer

Terri McCormick, Barbara Bowes, Julien Robichaud, Tammy Ross, Megan Cormier, Bonnie Maxwell Carter, Sonya Siddall, Dawn MacDonald

Ex-officio: Brenton Colborne (Town of Oxford), Mayor David Kogan (Town of Amherst), Dan Rector & Maryanne Jackson (Municipality of the County of Cumberland),


Mission Statement for the Shelter pdflink



History of the Shelter


The Lillian Allbon Animal shelter is an independent shelter, it does not have links to the SPCA. It was founded a number of years ago by a group of concerned animal lovers and has gone from taking in a few stray cats to a full fledged shelter which can house 12 dogs and 30 cats. The shelter has two employed kennel keepers to provide love and care for the animals.

Directions to the Shelter


Turn off Exit 4 off on the Trans Canada Highway 104; turn towards Springhill; go approximately 2-3 km (past the Hospital and Harrisons Building Supplies).

Smith Road is the second paved road on the right.

sign_300 There is a sign for the Sifto Salt Plant and the Animal Shelter at the end of Smith Road. The shelter is about 1 km from the corner – Civic # 798.


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How do dogs come to the Shelter?

The dogs we care for at the shelter come primarily from animal control officers of the five (5) Municipal Units of Cumberland County who pick them up as strays or from owners who surrender their dogs for various reasons. Stray dogs may be at the shelter temporarily (if they are reclaimed by the owner before the holding period has expired) or for longer periods.  After the holding period (Town of Amherst – 3 days, Municipality of Cumberland – 3 days, Town of Oxford – 2 days, Town of Springhill – 5 days and the Town of Parrsboro – 5 days)dogs may be put up for adoption.

Many cats are simply deposited at shelter, but some are owner surrenders.


We try to adopt out all animals in our care. All adult animals are spayed or neutered before adoption.

Occasionally, an animal has to be euthanized but only in the case of grave injuries, or difficult or impossible to cure infections or behavioural  problems.

Some animals are adopted rapidly, others stay for longer periods of time.

On this site we have information about dogs and cats available for adoption; application forms; upcoming events; donation forms; promotion of the Shelter,volunteering; etc.

Hours Of Operation

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Email to:

Lillian Allbon Animal Shelter
798 Smith Road
Amherst, Nova Scotia
B4H 3Y4

(902) 661-7297 (PAWS)

(902) 661-1296 – Fax