Animal Organisations and Shelters in the Northern Midi-Pyrénées

Information and contact details for animal protection and welfare organisations, plus pet rescue centres operating in the northern Midi-Pyrénées...

Pets can be bought from a refuge/shelter; many of these are SPA (Société Protectrice des Animaux - Society for the Protection of Animals) shelters.

In order to buy a pet, proof of identity and proof of address (for example, a utility bill) is required along with payment. Most refuges allow a one-month trial period during which the animal can be returned. Some also send an inspector to visit the animal's new home during the first month.

For contact details of some refuges throughout France, including the Midi-Pyrénées North, see the Protection des Animaux website (select "Refuges" from the left-hand menu).

  • Chats du Quercy: A cat rescue and rehoming centre (registered charity) that has a no-kill policy. Cats are cared for until adopted. In the Miramont de Quercy (82) area.
    Tel: 05 63 94 73 97
  • Mouvement Associatif de la Sauvegarde des Animaux dans le Quercy (MASAQ): An association that works to protect animals from cruelty and maltreatment, and operates a shelter near Figeac for found animals. Animals are given medical treatment if necessary and kept in the refuge until reunited with their owner or adopted. The organisation also runs a sterilisation programme.
    : 06 17 38 13 81
  • Société Protectrice des Animaux France (SPA): SPA operates a number of cat and dog refuges in France.