Decatur Animal Shelter

Find Decatur 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.


Decatur Animal Control 300 Beltline Road Southwest Decatur AL 35601 256-341-4790


Peace Love and Animals 19135 Nuclear Plant Road Athens AL 35611 9.9 miles from Decatur 256-233-4343

Morgan County Humane Society 86 Gum Springs Cut Off Hartselle AL 35640 12.7 miles from Decatur 256-773-7222

Humane Society of Morgan County PO Box 250 Somerville AL 35670 13.4 miles from Decatur 256-355-0870

Athens Limestone Humane Society PO Box 725 Athens AL 35612 14.4 miles from Decatur 256-233-4021

Athens Animal Control 951 Hobbs Street East Athens AL 35611 16.1 miles from Decatur 256-232-7230

Madison Animal Rescue Foundation PO Box 2486 Madison AL 35758 16.1 miles from Decatur 256-772-5694

Yorkie Friends Rescue Corporation 968 Morgan Street Moulton AL 35650 17.1 miles from Decatur 256-974-9116

Huntsville Animal Control Center 4950 Triana Boulevard Southwest Huntsville AL 35805 23.0 miles from Decatur 256-883-3782

Ark Inc Shelter 139 Bo Cole Road Northwest Huntsville AL 35806 23.3 miles from Decatur 256-851-4088

Greater Huntsville Humane Society 2812 Johnson Road Southwest Huntsville AL 35805 23.7 miles from Decatur 256-881-8081

Madison County Animal Control 3210 South Hi Lo Circle Northeast Huntsville AL 35811 27.9 miles from Decatur 256-532-1519

Cullman City Animal Shelter 935 Convent Road Northeast Cullman AL 35055 28.2 miles from Decatur 256-734-5448

Happy PAWS Haven, Inc. 59 Granada Road Arab AL 35016 31.7 miles from Decatur 256-653-1674

CARAA at Arab Animal Shelter PO Box 522 Arab AL 35016 32.5 miles from Decatur 256-738-0272

Colbert County Animal Control 5010 Missouri Street Tuscumbia AL 35674 39.4 miles from Decatur 256-381-4073

Florence - Lauderdale County Animal Control 702 East College Street Florence AL 35630 41.5 miles from Decatur 256-760-6676

Sampson's Sanctuary PO Box 1133 Blountsville AL 35031 41.5 miles from Decatur 205-274-2245

Guntersville Animal Hospital 1609 Henry Street Guntersville AL 35976 41.7 miles from Decatur 256-582-3184

Lauderdale County Humane Society PO Box 2276 Florence AL 35630 42.2 miles from Decatur

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.