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Saving Little Lives

Tri-Lakes Humane Society has been saving little lives in the Adirondacks since 1942. We are a no-kill shelter. Our mission is to advocate for the humane treatment of animals and provide care and shelter for the animals who need us most. Many of these animals have been abandoned, found as strays, or are otherwise homeless and unwanted. We work to match animals with loving homes, reunite lost pets with their owners, and educate the public about humane animal care, animal laws, and spaying/neutering pets to reduce overpopulation.

We cover a large geographic area in the Adirondacks, including four counties: Franklin, Essex, Clinton, and Hamilton. Under contract with local towns & villages, we provide shelter & dog control services for communities in our area.


Tri-Lakes Humane Society Board of Directors

Co-Presidents: Lea Bedore & Peter Wood

Treasurer: Susan Hockert

Secretary: Sarah Clarkin

Members: Melinda Little, Jean Baltzy, Sarah Granquist, Dave Seigrist, Gail Ruppert, Dylan VanCott, Rebecca Northrup, Amanda Johnson, Elisa McIntosh


Tri-Lakes Humane Society Staff

Shelter Director: Carla M Stroud

Shelter Manager & DCO: Lena M Bombard

Kennel Attendants: Kendal Gallo, Brooke Gallo, Sam Kalilec, Caitlin Will



Cat Intake: 199                      Dog Intake: 39

Cat Adoption: 185                  Dog Adoption: 22

Cat Return to Owner: 18        Dog Return to Owner: 15

Cat Return in Field: 0*            Dog Return in Field: 15*

Cat Transfer Out: 1                 Dog Transfer Out: 0

Cat Euthanasia: 1                   Dog Euthanasia: 2

Cat Died in Care: 12               Dog Died in Care: 0

Cat Live Outcome: 204           Dog Live Outcome: 37

*Return in Field numbers are not reflected in intake or outcome numbers, as they never entered or exited the shelter. These animals were found in the field and reunited with their families without having to enter the shelter.



94.14% (Live Outcomes divided by Total Outcomes)

Live Outcomes: 241

Other Outcomes: 15

Total Outcomes: 256