Alton Animal Shelter

Find Alton 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.


Weimaraner Rescue of the South 1420 Cresthill Road Birmingham AL 35213 6.6 miles from Alton 205-531-2983


Greater Birmingham Humane Society Animal Control 6227 5th Avenue North Birmingham AL 35212 6.7 miles from Alton 205-591-6522

Cat Welfare Society 4317 Fair Oaks Drive Birmingham AL 35213 6.7 miles from Alton 205-879-2728

Friends of Cats and Dogs 3923 Montevallo Road South Birmingham AL 35213 8.1 miles from Alton 205-879-4574

Adopt a Golden Birmingham PO Box 361753 Birmingham AL 35236 10.0 miles from Alton 205-290-7788

Save Our Strays PO Box 43057 Birmingham AL 35243 10.0 miles from Alton 205-967-6711

Alabama Animal Adoption Society 2808 Crescent Avenue Birmingham AL 35209 11.3 miles from Alton 205-871-6351

Vestavia Animal Control 1280 Montgomery Highway Vestavia Hills AL 35216 13.4 miles from Alton 205-978-0151

Southern Furbaby Rescue 320 Hillmoor Lane Birmingham AL 35209 14.3 miles from Alton 205-540-7147

Shelby County Mobile Adoptions 2652 Valleydale Road Birmingham AL 35244 14.7 miles from Alton 205-408-0250

Greater Birmingham Humane Society 300 Snow Drive Birmingham AL 35209 14.9 miles from Alton 205-942-1211

Alabama Equine Rescue PO Box 517 Odenville AL 35120 14.9 miles from Alton 205-680-1862

Springville Animal Control 151 INDUSTRIAL Dr Springville AL 35146 16.1 miles from Alton 205-467-2704

Zilla's Fuzzy Friends Ferret Shelter Rescue 6520 Water Works Road Mount Olive AL 35117 16.4 miles from Alton 205-585-4171

Hoover Animal Control 2020 Valleydale Road Birmingham AL 35244 18.3 miles from Alton 205-444-7760

Alabama State Animal Shelter 5220 Princeton Way Hoover AL 35226 19.5 miles from Alton 205-982-6801

St. Clair County Humane Society 1605 Cogswell Avenue Pell AL 35125 20.1 miles from Alton 205-467-2493

The Emergency Animal Rescue Service 225 Glasgow Road Birmingham AL 35224 20.4 miles from Alton 205-744-3373

Crossing Paths Animal Rescue PO Box 304 Locust Fork AL 35097 20.6 miles from Alton 205-681-4501

Cropwell Animal Control 2718 Martin Street South Pell AL 35054 20.8 miles from Alton 205-884-4104

What is an Animal Shelter?

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.