Hancock County Animal Shelter

Find Hancock County 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.

Bay-Waveland Humane Society PO Box 2273 Bay St. Louis MS 39521 662-487-0230

Friends of the Animal Shelter In Hancock County PO Box 2274 Bay Saint Louis MS 39521 228-216-7387

Hancock County Animal Shelter 7175 Texas Flat Road Kiln MS 39556 228-466-4516

Waveland Animal Shelter 322 Gulfside Street Waveland MS 39576 228-467-0230

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.