View adoptable animals at adopt-a-pet , petfinder, or Facebook


Ongoing needs list:

  • Newspapers
  • Cat litter
  • Paper towels
  • Cat food
  • Puppy food
  • Toys
  • Puppy training pads




DAS at

300A Beltline Rd SW, Decatur, Alabama 35601 256-341-4790

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Pet of the Week Flyer

Adoption Application

Lost/Found Form

Breed Request

Shelter Statistics FY13

5 year Statistics FY08 - FY13


How You Can Help

The #1 thing you can do to help save animals' lives is SPAY or NEUTER your pet, and encourage others to do the same! Please stop all these unwanted litters. Call Animal Friends Humane Society at 256-351-2347 for spay/neuter assistance.


Decatur Animal Services offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for anyone 16 years of age or older, ranging from cleaning cat cages, dog walking, off-site events, bathing, grooming, in-home fostering, donation drives, cat cuddling and many others. If you are interested, please check our volunteer bulletin board in the lobby.

Pet of the Week Flyer:

Please save animals' lives by printing and posting the Pets of the Week flyer somewhere people will see it. Animals profiled on TV, in the newspaper or in a flyer have a much greater chance of being adopted. Please ask permission to put up everywhere: work, church, gym, corner store, gas station and anywhere else you can think of. Please forward it to others who might do this as well. This WORKS and costs almost nothing!


Foster homes are needed for babies needing time to grow, animals needing recovery time or a break from the shelter and those waiting for a transport to rescue groups in the north for no more than 2 weeks. Would you consider saving lives by sharing your home temporarily? Come by and see us for more details.