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Pell City Animal Shelter falls under the Pell City Police Department. They're responsible for protecting the health and safety of citizens and their pets within Pell City, St. Clair County, and the cities of Ashville, Lincoln, Odenville, Ragland, Riverside, and Springville.
Pell City Animal Shelter is responsible for enforcing all laws relating to animals. They attend to calls regarding suspected abuse or cruelty to animals, animals bites, animals presenting a problem to the community, and injured animals. Almost daily, they pick up strays and offer them safe housing, trying to find them new homes after a 7-day hold.
Adoption from Pell City Animal Shelter begins by browsing through the dozens of pets available online. Found one you like? Contact Pell City Animal Shelter directly for more information on the animal and to arrange a time to meet.
You can download an adoption application form here.
What's the difference between adopting versus buying from a breeder?
When someone breeds, they're creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Yet animal shelters are already filled with dogs and cats desperate for a home. Even people looking for a specific age or breed will often find a homeless animal at a shelter that matches their requirements. Did you know as many as 25% of animals that find their way to shelters are purebred?
Adopted animals spend the rest of their lives thanking you for choosing them, so save a life and prevent unscrupulous breeding by adopting a lucky dog or cat from Pell City Animal Shelter.
Adoption fees at Pell City Animal Shelter are as follows:
Pell City Animal Shelter has a "Fixed and Fabulous Program." If the pet you choose to adopt was spayed or neutered before arriving at the center, they'll be listed as part of the program and have a reduced adoption fee of just $25. That is truly fabulous!
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, core vaccinations, rabies vaccination, deworming, one flea/tick treatment, microchipping, FelV/FIV testing for cats over one year old, and heartworm testing for dogs over one year old.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.