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DAS is receiving a much higher than normal amount of heartworm positive dogs. Be sure to put and keep your own pets on preventative. Heartworms are much easier and cheaper to prevent than treat.

FDA has been actively investigating consumer complaints about jerky pet treats causing illness in dogs and in some cats. As of Sept. 24, 2013, over 3,600 dogs and 10 cats have reportedly become ill from eating jerky pet treats. Please read the FDA Factsheet on tainted treats

Fluffy Dog rescue in Hartland Wisconsin rescues many southern shelter pets including some from DAS! Please support them by buying pet treats and supplies at






Animals Accepted

Decatur Animal Services accepts domestic pets, such as dogs, cats and rabbits, from residents of the City of Decatur. It enhances an animal's chance for adoption if his medical history or veterinarian's name is included as well as and other information such as how the pet gets along with children, dogs, cats and other animals.

Other pets such as sugar gliders, ferrets, Guinea pigs, hamsters, all types of birds, and so forth, are accepted as long as the caging accompanies them or appropriate caging is available at the shelter; inquire first.

For assistance with animal issues in Huntsville or Madison County please contact Huntsville Animal Services at 256-883-3782; in Hartselle and Morgan County, Morgan County Animal Control at (256) 773-2934; in Moulton or Lawrence County, Lawrence County, please call your County Commissioners' office at (256) 974-0663 or speak with your own commissioner for assistance. They should be able to advise you concerning Lawrence County's plans for animal control.