Athens County Animal Shelter

Find Athens County Ohio 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.

Athens County Humane Society PO Box 765 Athens OH 45701 740-592-6047

Avalon Animal Rescue PO Box 1103 Athens OH 45701 740-596-8235

Buckeye House Rabbit Society PO Box 5767 Athens OH 45701 740-797-7616

Last Chance Corral 5350 Pomeroy Road Athens OH 45701 740-594-4336

Pound Rescue of Athens PO Box 1209 Athens OH 45701 740-594-3647

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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.