Lauderdale County Animal Control 501 Cooper Avenue Meridian MS 39301 33.0 miles from Melvin 601-485-1956
East Mississippi Animal Rescue 385 Grand Oak Drive Meridian MS 39305 38.6 miles from Melvin 601-553-3060
Sumter County Humane Society 803 4th Avenue York AL 36925 39.8 miles from Melvin
Clarke County Animal Shelter 169 Grove Hill Avenue Grove Hill AL 36451 42.0 miles from Melvin 251-275-1055
Jackson Animal Control 3748 North College Avenue Jackson AL 36545 42.9 miles from Melvin 251-246-5216
Laurel Animal Shelter 1st St Airbase Laurel MS 39440 43.4 miles from Melvin 601-428-6463
Critter Sitter Boarding Kennel 8884 Highway 19 Collinsville MS 39325 44.5 miles from Melvin 601-626-0088
Animal Rescue League 2511 Moose Drive Laurel MS 39440 44.5 miles from Melvin 601-649-0821
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.