Find Weakley 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.
City of Martin Pound PO Box 9 Martin TN 38237 901-587-5355
Karin 4 Kritters Beech Springs Rd Greenfield TN 38230 731-514-9828
Nativeway Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 600 Old Latham Road Dresden TN 38225 731-364-3942
Red Fern Animal Shelter 1487 Miles Road Dresden TN 38225 731-332-9116
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.
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.
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.