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

About Animal Shelters

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.