Etowah County Animal Shelter

Find Etowah County Alabama animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


Gadsden Animal Control 90 Broad Street Gadsden AL 35901 256-549-4508


Humane Society of Etowah County 1700 Chestnut Street Gadsden AL 35901 256-547-4846

Rainbow City Animal Control 3700 Rainbow Drive Gadsden AL 35906 256-413-3052

Save the Animals 224 West Grand Avenue Rainbow AL 35906 256-442-0044

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What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.