Rankin County Animal Shelter

Find Rankin 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.


Brandon City Animal Shelter 203 Town Square Brandon MS 39042 601-825-7225


Crooked Creek Animal Hospital 3435 Shiloh Road Pelahatchie MS 39145 601-854-7808

Pearl Animal Control 2422 Old Brandon Road Pearl MS 39208 601-939-7000

Rankin County Animal Control 710 Marquette Road Brandon MS 39042 601-824-2024

Richland Animal Control 371 Scarbrough Street Richland MS 39218 601-932-3100

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.