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Shelter often refers to:

  • Shelter (building), a small building giving temporary protection from bad wather or danger
    • Mountain shelter, a place giving temporary protection from bad weather or danger in the mountain
    • Bomb shelter, a structure designed to provide protection against the effects of a bomb.
  • Animal sanctuary
  • Protection
    • Women's shelter, also known as a women's refuge or battered women's shelter, a place of temporary protection and support for women escaping domestic violence and intimate partner violence 
    • Homeless shelter, a place providing food and accommodation for the homeless, sometimes simply referred to as a "shelter"
    • Animal shelter, a place to protect homeless, lost, or abandoned animals; mostly dogs and cats

Shelter may also refer to:


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Groups and labels[edit]

  • Shelter (band) (1991-2018), an American Krishnacore band
  • Shelter Records (1969–1981), an American record label
  • The Shelter (2020 -) a Mexican rock band

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