Shelby County Animal Shelter

Find Shelby 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.


Madison Animal Control PO Box 141 Madison MO 65263 23.2 miles from Shelby County 816-291-5253


Field of Dreams Rescue Inc. PO Box 206 Kirksville MO 63501 37.8 miles from Shelby County 660-342-6023

Northeast Missouri Humane Society 2923 Warren Barrett Drive Hannibal MO 63401 38.2 miles from Shelby County 573-221-9222

Quincy Humane Society 1701 North 36th Street Quincy IL 62301 40.2 miles from Shelby County 217-223-8786

Humane Society 22376 Highway 6 Kirksville MO 63501 40.4 miles from Shelby County 660-665-8038

Quincy Animal Shelter 3910 Wismann Lane Quincy IL 62305 40.5 miles from Shelby County 217-222-2133

Mexico Animal Shelter 101 South Morris Street Mexico MO 65265 44.3 miles from Shelby County 573-581-0779

Audrain Humane Society PO Box 603 Mexico MO 65265 45.4 miles from Shelby County 573-581-5556

Marceline Animal Control Shelter 116 North Kansas Avenue Marceline MO 64658 46.2 miles from Shelby County 660-176-2242

Vandalia Animal Control 801 East Park Street Vandalia MO 63382 46.7 miles from Shelby County 573-594-6186

Humane Society of the Gasconade PO Box 115 C Hallsville MO 65255 47.5 miles from Shelby County

Guardian Oak PO Box 100 Armstrong MO 65230 49.1 miles from Shelby County 660-888-2436

Brookfield Animal Control 116 West Brooks Street Brookfield MO 64628 52.4 miles from Shelby County 660-258-3385

Linn County Humane Society 29205 Highway 11 Brookfield MO 64628 52.7 miles from Shelby County 660-258-3322

Animal Responsibility for Fayette Missouri PO Box 423 Fayette MO 65248 55.1 miles from Shelby County

D-D Farm - Animal Sanctuary and Rescue 6000 North Creasy Springs Road Columbia MO 65202 55.6 miles from Shelby County 573-446-0648

Keokuk Humane Society 1129 Johnson Street Keokuk IA 52632 55.7 miles from Shelby County 319-524-3816

Keokuk Animal Shelter 249 Carbide Lane Keokuk IA 52632 55.8 miles from Shelby County 319-526-5421

Bowling Green Animal Control 13759 Business Hwy 54 Bowling Green MO 63334 56.6 miles from Shelby County 573-324-2767

South East Iowa Parrot Rescue 3554 270th Avenue Keokuk IA 52632 57.7 miles from Shelby County 319-670-0067

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.