Rutherford County Animal Shelter

Find Rutherford County Tennessee 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.


Action for Animals 11048 Bradley Creek Road Milton TN 37118 615-273-2853


Beesley Animal Humane PO Box 1886 Murfreesboro TN 37133 615-890-6878

Humane Alliance of Rutherford County 2115 Shannon Drive Murfreesboro TN 37129 615-890-1400

Rutherford County - Pet Adoption & Welfare Services 285 John Rice Boulevard Murfreesboro TN 37129 615-898-7740

Rutherford County Humane Society PO Box 1686 Murfreesboro TN 37133 615-890-5212

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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.