Meridian Animal Shelter

Find Meridian Mississippi 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.


East Mississippi Animal Rescue 385 Grand Oak Drive Meridian MS 39305 601-553-3060


Lauderdale County Animal Control 501 Cooper Avenue Meridian MS 39301 601-485-1956

Critter Sitter Boarding Kennel 8884 Highway 19 Collinsville MS 39325 11.1 miles from Meridian 601-626-0088

Sumter County Humane Society 803 4th Avenue York AL 36925 24.1 miles from Meridian

Philadelphia City Animal Shelter 205 Rea Street Philadelphia MS 39350 36.5 miles from Meridian 601-650-3587

Demopolis Animal Control 809 East Jackson Street Demopolis AL 36732 51.1 miles from Meridian 334-287-2769

Perfect Harmony Animal Rescue and Sanctuary 37 Floyd Walters Road Laurel MS 39443 54.6 miles from Meridian 601-729-5211

Laurel Animal Shelter 1st St Airbase Laurel MS 39440 54.8 miles from Meridian 601-428-6463

About Animal Shelters

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.