Columbus Animal Shelter

Find Columbus Mississippi 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.


Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society 50 Airline Road Columbus MS 39702 662-327-3107


Cedar Hill Animal Sanctuary 84 Sanctuary Loop Caledonia MS 39740 11.9 miles from Columbus 662-356-6636

West Point - Clay County Animal Shelter 1212 Old Tibbee Road West Point MS 39773 14.7 miles from Columbus 662-524-4430

Mississippi State Animal Control 200 STONE Blvd Mississippi State MS 39762 22.4 miles from Columbus 662-325-3014

Starkville Animal Control N Washington Starkville MS 39759 23.4 miles from Columbus 662-323-4134

Lamar County Humane Society PO Box 534 Vernon AL 35592 24.4 miles from Columbus 205-695-6631

Oktibbeha County Humane Society - Starkville Animal Shelter 510 Industrial Park Road Starkville MS 39759 25.0 miles from Columbus 662-338-9093

Home Again Rescue PO Box 33 Belk AL 35545 29.6 miles from Columbus 205-932-2888

Amory Humane Society 1317 Old Highway 6 Amory MS 38821 34.4 miles from Columbus 662-256-7566

Animal Outreach of Fayette County 83 County Road 140 Fayette AL 35555 36.2 miles from Columbus 205-932-9205

Red Gate Farm Rescue, Inc 17981 Crawford Road Gordo AL 35466 36.8 miles from Columbus 205-333-1365

Louisville Animal Control 110 Thompson Street Louisville MS 39339 45.9 miles from Columbus 662-773-4320

Choctaw County Animal Shelter 8841 Highway 15 Ackerman MS 39735 46.0 miles from Columbus 662-285-9006

The Alabama SPCA PO Box 78 Northport AL 35476 50.2 miles from Columbus

Tupelo Lee Humane Society 2400 South Gloster Street Tupelo MS 38801 51.7 miles from Columbus 662-841-6500

Tuscaloosa Metro Animal 3140 35th Street Tuscaloosa AL 35401 53.4 miles from Columbus 205-752-9101

T Town Paws Inc 1108 38th Street Tuscaloosa AL 35401 54.6 miles from Columbus 205-752-1931

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.