Find Marshall 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.
Albertville Animal Hospital: Trapp Ellen DVM 530 Alabama 75 Albertville AL 35950 256-878-5321
Boaz Animal Control 112 Broad Street Boaz AL 35957 256-593-6812
CARAA at Arab Animal Shelter PO Box 522 Arab AL 35016 256-738-0272
Guntersville Animal Hospital 1609 Henry Street Guntersville AL 35976 256-582-3184
Happy PAWS Haven, Inc. 59 Granada Road Arab AL 35016 256-653-1674
Second Chance Shelter 130 County Road 398 Boaz AL 35957 256-561-2411
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.
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.
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.