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Meet TJO



Adoption Center
627 Cottage Street
Springfield, MA 01104
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(413) 355-9164 (foundation)
(413) 781-1484 (animal services)

Adoption Center
Hours of Operation

Monday: 12:00-4:00
Tuesday: 12:00-4:00
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 2:00-7:00
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 12:00-4:00
Sunday: Closed

Who We Are

Meet the TJO Foundation

The TJO Foundation helps better the lives of TJO shelter animals by raising donations, encouraging adoptions, and engaging the community on behalf of TJO animals.

TJO Foundation Board Members:
Sharyn Holstead (President)
Diane Gould (Vice President)
Scott Renius (2nd Vice President)
Sue Desmarais (Treasurer)
Gwen Burke
Donna Taylor
Melissa Hallock
Harriet Aspen
Paul Zingarelli
Eva Schocken
Mark Proshan
Bob Carroll
Tonya Plumb
Peg Daoust

TJO Foundation Development Director:
Melinda Thomas
(413) 533-4817

The TJO Foundation supports the animals at the TJO Animal Control and Adoption Center, which takes in homeless and stray animals from Springfield, Chicopee, and Holyoke. TJO's full-service adoption center has many wonderful temperament-tested, health-screened dogs and cats looking for forever homes.

If you are looking to ADOPT an animal, please visit the Adopt page.

Four Kittens

Aoife And Mom 250

If you want to REPORT animal neglect, cruelty or abuse anywhere in Massachusetts, call the MSPCA at (617) 522-6008 or (800) 628-5808. Residents of Springfield, Chicopee, and Holyoke can also call TJO at (413) 781-1484.

For ANIMAL CONTROL SERVICES in the cities Springfield, Chicopee, and Holyoke, call TJO Animal Control and Adoption Center at (413) 781-1484 or visit TJO's animal control page. Animal control services include:

  • Aiding an animal in distress.
  • Reuniting lost or found animals with owners.
  • Handling aggressive dogs or dog bite situations.
  • Answering questions about dog licenses.
  • Offering guidance on spay/neuter, vaccinations, and humane animal care.

Non-Residents of Springfield, Chicopee, and Holyoke, your town’s animal control officer can be reached by calling your local police department or town hall.

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