St. Francois County Animal Shelter

Find St. Francois 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.


Desloge Animal Control 209 East Main Street Park Hills MO 63601 314-431-3700


Farmington City Animal Control 1650 Vargo Rd Farmington MO 63640 573-747-1988

Farmington Pet Adoption Center 2901 U.S. Highway 67 Farmington MO 63640 573-756-8658

Martha's Animal Sanctuary PO Box 313 Bonne Terre MO 63628 573-358-7205

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.