Leighton Animal Shelter

Find Leighton 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.


Colbert County Animal Control 5010 Missouri Street Tuscumbia AL 35674 7.8 miles from Leighton 256-381-4073


Florence - Lauderdale County Animal Control 702 East College Street Florence AL 35630 10.6 miles from Leighton 256-760-6676

Lauderdale County Humane Society PO Box 2276 Florence AL 35630 12.0 miles from Leighton

Yorkie Friends Rescue Corporation 968 Morgan Street Moulton AL 35650 21.5 miles from Leighton 256-974-9116

Peace Love and Animals 19135 Nuclear Plant Road Athens AL 35611 30.8 miles from Leighton 256-233-4343

Decatur Animal Control 300 Beltline Road Southwest Decatur AL 35601 32.3 miles from Leighton 256-341-4790

Winston-Marion County Humane Society PO Box 357 Haleyville AL 35565 32.5 miles from Leighton 205-486-2426

Athens Animal Control 951 Hobbs Street East Athens AL 35611 33.2 miles from Leighton 256-232-7230

Athens Limestone Humane Society PO Box 725 Athens AL 35612 33.3 miles from Leighton 256-233-4021

Lawrenceburg Animal Shelter 815 Gaither Avenue Lawrenceburg TN 38464 38.5 miles from Leighton 931-244-7340

Lawrence County Animal Shelter 233 West Gaines Street Lawrenceburg TN 38464 39.1 miles from Leighton 615-762-4459

Lawrence County Humane Society PO Box 224 Lawrenceburg TN 38464 39.7 miles from Leighton 931-762-6807

Morgan County Humane Society 86 Gum Springs Cut Off Hartselle AL 35640 43.3 miles from Leighton 256-773-7222

Madison Animal Rescue Foundation PO Box 2486 Madison AL 35758 43.6 miles from Leighton 256-772-5694

Humane Society of Morgan County PO Box 250 Somerville AL 35670 44.7 miles from Leighton 256-355-0870

Tri-County Animal Clinic 415 Waynesboro Highway Waynesboro TN 38485 46.5 miles from Leighton 931-722-9240

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.