Jefferson County Animal Shelter

Find Jefferson 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.

Adopt a Golden Birmingham PO Box 361753 Birmingham AL 35236 205-290-7788

Alabama Animal Adoption Society 2808 Crescent Avenue Birmingham AL 35209 205-871-6351

Alabama State Animal Shelter 5220 Princeton Way Hoover AL 35226 205-982-6801

Bessemer Humane Society 1230 15th Avenue North Bessemer AL 35020 205-425-0610

Cat Welfare Society 4317 Fair Oaks Drive Birmingham AL 35213 205-879-2728

Friends of Cats and Dogs 3923 Montevallo Road South Birmingham AL 35213 205-879-4574

Greater Birmingham Humane Society 300 Snow Drive Birmingham AL 35209 205-942-1211

Greater Birmingham Humane Society Animal Control 6227 5th Avenue North Birmingham AL 35212 205-591-6522

Save Our Strays PO Box 43057 Birmingham AL 35243 205-967-6711

Southern Furbaby Rescue 320 Hillmoor Lane Birmingham AL 35209 205-540-7147

The Emergency Animal Rescue Service 225 Glasgow Road Birmingham AL 35224 205-744-3373

Vestavia Animal Control 1280 Montgomery Highway Vestavia Hills AL 35216 205-978-0151

Weimaraner Rescue of the South 1420 Cresthill Road Birmingham AL 35213 205-531-2983

Zilla's Fuzzy Friends Ferret Shelter Rescue 6520 Water Works Road Mount Olive AL 35117 205-585-4171

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.