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Bourne Animal Rescue Fund

Bourne’s Department of Natural Resources is committed to the safety and well being of the animals in our Town.

This department is specifically charged with the care and custody of stray dogs. Dogs that are lost and picked up by our Department are held at our impound facility and generally claimed by their owners within a short period of time.

There are however those that are less fortunate, those who go unclaimed. Many of these dogs appear to be abandoned or neglected.  Some have basic grooming and hygiene issues like flea infestation or over grown nails. Others have more serious medical issues such as eye infections or conditions that require surgical care.  (Bourne Enterprise story of Honey).

Successful placement of these animals becomes difficult if the prospective adoptive families have to pay for extensive initial medical care. Unfortunately, the town is unable to assume the financial responsibility. 

Our goal is to establish a fund that will provide a disadvantaged dog with basic services like a flea bath and grooming as well as more extensive medical care to those that may otherwise not receive it.  We hope this fund helps many of these animals get back on the road to finding the loving homes they deserve.    


picture of Marc a border collie abandoned and rescued by Bourne Animal Rescue

Marc is a Border Collie, no more than six months old.   To the best of our knowledge, based upon information provided to us, he had been living in the brush/grassy area adjacent to the Bourne Bridge approach for approximately three weeks.  He was captured on Friday, October 10, 2008 and is currently being cared for at the Animal Inn in Sandwich.

Based upon his behavior, it would appear that Marc has been terribly abused.  He is extremely timid and very afraid of humans.  With sincere gratitude to the Northeast Border Collie Rescue, Marc is going to a foster home in South Dartmouth, MA where he will be lovingly cared for and trained by a Border Collie Rescue volunteer.  


Update ... Marc renamed "Billy-the-Kid"

abandoned collie at rescue from bourne animal rescue fund

For more information regarding Billy or the Northeast Border Collie Rescue, please contact Ken Cline at or visit their website at:

billy and casper rescue collies
Billy and Casper



Update: See latest article at

Honey is a beagle found wandering in the Sagamore Beach area. See her full story here in the Bourne Enterprise.

honey the beagle found in Sagamore Beach as a stray
honey in foster care

Honey is now living in foster care here in Bourne and her pictures show how happy she has become living with her foster mom.

Her medical treatment is provided by Dr. Thomas Burns and the Forestdale Veterinary Clinic on Route 130 in Sandwich, next to the Animal Inn.

Honey's treatment is expected to cost somewhere between $3,000 and $5,000.


Lindsey, a Springer Spaniel, was brought to the MSPCA in Centerville and is now ready to be adopted.

Cape Cod Care and Adoption Center
1577 Falmouth Road
Centerville, Massachusetts 02632
Phone: 508-775-0940

Lindsey - ready for adoption at the MSPCA

Our Donations page has more information on donating to the Bourne Animal Rescue Fund.