Jefferson Animal Shelter

Find Jefferson 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.

Demopolis Animal Control 809 East Jackson Street Demopolis AL 36732 9.6 miles from Jefferson 334-287-2769

Sumter County Humane Society 803 4th Avenue York AL 36925 24.2 miles from Jefferson

Hale County Animal Shelter 20 Correction Drive Greensboro AL 36744 28.0 miles from Jefferson 334-624-8120

East Mississippi Animal Rescue 385 Grand Oak Drive Meridian MS 39305 44.6 miles from Jefferson 601-553-3060

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.