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
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.