Anniston Animal Shelter

Find Anniston Alabama 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.


Animal Shelters 1201 Parkwood Drive Anniston AL 36201 256-236-1581


Anniston Animal Control 1200 Gurnee Avenue Anniston AL 36201 256-238-1800

Southern Shih Tzu Rescue, Inc PO Box 8072 Anniston AL 36202 256-310-6825

About Anniston Animal Shelters

Animal Shelters in Anniston, AL are responsible for providing temporary care, housing and adoption services for unwanted, owner-relinquished, and lost pets including cats and dogs. Shelters provide a variety of services that promote the humane treatment of animals in Anniston.

Interested parties may contact Animal Shelters for questions about:
  • Lost dogs and cats in Anniston, Alabama
  • Fostering dogs and cats
  • Anniston pet adoption fees
  • Spaying and neutering pets
  • Alabama animal control and welfare
Finding Lost Cats & Dogs

If you have lost your pet cat or dog in or near Anniston, Alabama then you should contact the Anniston Animal Shelter. Your missing pet may have been located and taken to the shelter. Even if your dog or cat has not been recovered by the shelter, you may be able to file a report so that if the shelter finds your pet they will be able to contact you for recovery. Pets available for adoption through the Anniston Animal Shelter may be held for a set period of time in order to give owners an opportunity to claim and retrieve their lost pets so it is best to contact the Anniston shelter directly regarding policies.

Anniston Cat & Dog Adoptions

Promoting the adoption of pet cats and dogs is a key component of the Anniston Shelter operations, however, the shelter may only take in either dogs or cats, so it is best to contact the shelter prior to visiting. The local animal shelter may offer educational programs on pet ownership, spay and neuter services, and preventive health services such as vaccinations in order to support its efforts to find permanent homes for lost pets. Anniston Animal Shelters may charge fees for adoption and other services so it is best to contact them directly regarding policies.

Anniston Animal Control

Anniston Animal Shelters may also be operated as part of the county or local government animal control agency. Anniston Animal Control Departments also undertake a range of activities related to animal control enforcement, including impounding stray animals, investigating animal cruelty, enforcing licensing laws, ensuring animal welfare, and rescuing trapped animals. Animals housed by animal control agencies are usually made available for adoption unless they are determined to be too aggressive, injured, or sick.