Madison County Animal Shelter

Find Madison 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.


Ark Inc Shelter 139 Bo Cole Road Northwest Huntsville AL 35806 256-851-4088


Greater Huntsville Humane Society 2812 Johnson Road Southwest Huntsville AL 35805 256-881-8081

Huntsville Animal Control Center 4950 Triana Boulevard Southwest Huntsville AL 35805 256-883-3782

Madison Animal Rescue Foundation PO Box 2486 Madison AL 35758 256-772-5694

Madison County Animal Control 3210 South Hi Lo Circle Northeast Huntsville AL 35811 256-532-1519

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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.