Alexander County Animal Shelter

Find Alexander County Illinois 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.


Southern Illinois Pet Society 565 Wessenberg Road Villa Ridge IL 62996 10.8 miles from Alexander County 618-201-2504


Cape Girardeau Animal Control 40 South Sprigg Street Cape Girardeau MO 63703 12.8 miles from Alexander County 573-335-6621

Benton City Shelter 31 East North Street Benton MO 63736 13.1 miles from Alexander County 573-545-3558

Humane Society of Southeast Mo 2536 Boutin Drive Cape Girardeau MO 63701 16.9 miles from Alexander County 573-334-5837

Barlow Animal Control 376 K C Dunn Road Barlow KY 42024 20.0 miles from Alexander County 270-462-3440

Pets Are Worth Saving, Inc. PO Box 235 Anna IL 62906 20.6 miles from Alexander County 618-833-4915

Jackson Animal Control 525 South Hope Street Jackson MO 63755 22.1 miles from Alexander County 573-243-3151

Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary 359 Cree Lane Jackson MO 63755 23.1 miles from Alexander County 573-243-9823

Buncombe Animal Control 6535 Lick Creek Road Buncombe IL 62912 25.1 miles from Alexander County 618-833-4608

Humane Society Sikeston Bootheel 328 North West Street Sikeston MO 63801 25.2 miles from Alexander County 573-471-4801

Project Hope Humane Society 1698 West 10th Street Metropolis IL 62960 33.2 miles from Alexander County 618-524-8939

Action for Animals PO Box 111 Metropolis IL 62960 36.5 miles from Alexander County 618-524-4259

Humane Society-Animal Shelter 4000 Coleman Road Paducah KY 42001 37.7 miles from Alexander County 270-443-5923

Bloomfield Animal Control PO Box 350 Bloomfield MO 63825 38.1 miles from Alexander County

Humane Society of Southern Illinois 95 Humane Road Murphysboro IL 62966 39.6 miles from Alexander County 618-457-2362

Mccracken County Humane Society PO Box 212 Paducah KY 42002 39.6 miles from Alexander County

Community Animal Rescue and Education PO Box 313 Carterville IL 62918 42.6 miles from Alexander County 618-985-5304

Dexter Animal Control 301 East Stoddard Street Dexter MO 63841 42.9 miles from Alexander County

Williamson County Humane Society 913 South 13th Street Herrin IL 62948 45.8 miles from Alexander County 847-913-0110

Perryville Animal Shelter 120 North Jackson Street Perryville MO 63775 46.9 miles from Alexander County

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

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.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

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.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

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.