381 McDow Road, Columbiana, AL 35051
Shelby Humane Society’s mission is to care for homeless, abused, neglected and abandoned animals and educate the community to instill an increased awareness and commitment to the responsibility of animal ownership and protection.
Each year, approximately 5,000 animals receive shelter and care within our facility. Because we are a nonprofit organization, Shelby Humane Society relies on individual donor support, fundraisers, special events and corporate sponsorships.
In addition to the thousands of owner-surrendered animals we take in each year, we also provide medical attention and a safe-house to abused and neglected animals that come into our shelter via local Animal Services. Many of these animals require expensive medical care and constant nurturing.
Our adoptions and shelter partnering programs place nearly 2300 animals each year. Through adoptions from our main shelter in Columbiana and various off-site adoptions, we have provided individuals and families with animal companions that suit their lifestyles. Our extensive pre-adoption survey helps us place animals in appropriate and loving homes, and our constant attention to our pet population and the varying personalities of our animals helps us easily match pets to potential adopters.
Shelby Humane Society works constantly to educate the public about the importance of animal population control. By spaying and neutering adopted animals old enough to undergo the procedure, we help slow the growth of the overwhelming dog and cat populations in Central Alabama.