The Meriden Humane Society is the city's no-kill animal shelter. It shares a fast-moving, barking, mewing building with Meriden's Animal Control, tucked away on Murdock Avenue on the east side of town. The society relies wholly on private contributions, running independent of state or city funding. Cats and dogs are available for adoption for a fee to those who are screened. Dog adoption fees run from $250 - $350 and cat adoptions cost $25 - $75. Donations of linens, pet and cleaning supplies are requested. Volunteer dog-walkers are also in need.