Allied Cats of Columbus 1343 Peacock Avenue Columbus GA 31906 706-324-1399
Columbus Animal Control 1152 Cusseta Road Columbus GA 31901 706-653-4512
Muscogee County Humane Society 4900 Milgen Road Columbus GA 31907 706-563-3647
Paws Columbus 5734 Windsor Drive Columbus GA 31909 706-565-0035
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.