Dunklin County Animal Shelter

Find Dunklin County Missouri 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.


Clarkton Animal Control PO Box 98 Clarkton MO 63837 573-448-3728


Kennet Animal Shelter 200 Cedar Street Kennett MO 63857 573-888-4622

Malden Humane Department 201 South Madison Street Malden MO 63863 573-276-4226

Senath Animal Control PO Box 606 Senath MO 63876 573-738-2346

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.