Find Bessemer 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.
Bessemer Humane Society 1230 15th Avenue North Bessemer AL 35020 205-425-0610
Alabama State Animal Shelter 5220 Princeton Way Hoover AL 35226 7.3 miles from Bessemer 205-982-6801
Greater Birmingham Humane Society 300 Snow Drive Birmingham AL 35209 9.2 miles from Bessemer 205-942-1211
The Emergency Animal Rescue Service 225 Glasgow Road Birmingham AL 35224 9.7 miles from Bessemer 205-744-3373
Southern Furbaby Rescue 320 Hillmoor Lane Birmingham AL 35209 9.8 miles from Bessemer 205-540-7147
Hoover Animal Control 2020 Valleydale Road Birmingham AL 35244 10.4 miles from Bessemer 205-444-7760
Pelham Animal Control 3162 Pelham Parkway Pelham AL 35124 10.9 miles from Bessemer 205-620-6416
Vestavia Animal Control 1280 Montgomery Highway Vestavia Hills AL 35216 11.4 miles from Bessemer 205-978-0151
Alabama Animal Rescue 45 Hunters Trce Pelham AL 35124 11.9 miles from Bessemer 205-621-2157
Exotic by Nature Exotic Pet Sanctuary 511 1st Street Southwest Alabaster AL 35007 12.7 miles from Bessemer 205-664-8738
Alabama Animal Adoption Society 2808 Crescent Avenue Birmingham AL 35209 12.7 miles from Bessemer 205-871-6351
Shelby County Mobile Adoptions 2652 Valleydale Road Birmingham AL 35244 13.3 miles from Bessemer 205-408-0250
Adopt a Golden Birmingham PO Box 361753 Birmingham AL 35236 14.7 miles from Bessemer 205-290-7788
Save Our Strays PO Box 43057 Birmingham AL 35243 14.7 miles from Bessemer 205-967-6711
Friends of Cats and Dogs 3923 Montevallo Road South Birmingham AL 35213 15.9 miles from Bessemer 205-879-4574
Cat Welfare Society 4317 Fair Oaks Drive Birmingham AL 35213 17.5 miles from Bessemer 205-879-2728
Weimaraner Rescue of the South 1420 Cresthill Road Birmingham AL 35213 17.5 miles from Bessemer 205-531-2983
Greater Birmingham Humane Society Animal Control 6227 5th Avenue North Birmingham AL 35212 17.9 miles from Bessemer 205-591-6522
Montevallo Humane Society 545 Main Street Montevallo AL 35115 19.7 miles from Bessemer 205-665-1264
Zilla's Fuzzy Friends Ferret Shelter Rescue 6520 Water Works Road Mount Olive AL 35117 22.4 miles from Bessemer 205-585-4171
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.