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
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.