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
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.