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

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.