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
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.