Our History


St.Francis Animal Shelter …

was founded in January of 1997.  The City of Buffalo had no shelter but operated a city pound where lost, strayed and unwanted animals were given 72 hours to find their owners or a new home. Each year more than 200 dog were destroyed along with an untold number of cats and kittens. We stepped in and are a NO KILL shelter providing care for more than 170 animals each year along with low-cost vaccinations, microchipping and spay & neuter clinics.