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

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.