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We gladly look forward to the day when all animals live in a world where they are wanted, where someone is willing to take responsibility for every one of them. Until that day, we will continue to care for and make the difficult decisions about their lives with love and respect. You can help to change the reality for animals in shelters by adopting them.




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

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Adoption Application

Lost/Found Form

Breed Request

Shelter Statistics FY13

5 year Statistics FY08 - FY13


Breed information:

Dog breed info center

Dog breed selector

Cat Breed Profiles

Local Animal Organizations & Rescues:

Animal Friends

Boston Terrier Rescue of North Alabama

Madison Small Pups Rescue & Adoption

Small Paws Rescue, Inc.

Mini Aussie Rescue

Greater Huntsville Humane Society

Greater Birmingham Humane Society

National Animal Organizations:

American Humane Association

Humane Society of the United States


Pet Care Resources:

Pet Care Library

AMVA Animal Health

Other Areas of Interest:

Pet food Recalls (FDA)

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