Shelter Spotlight: Shelby Humane Society

The Shelby Humane Society was founded in 1977 to care for unwanted cats and dogs in Shelby County, Alabama.

And today, 44 years later, the SHS is much more than a local shelter – it is a community organization intent on bettering the lives of not only Shelby County pets, but their owners as well.

In addition to the thousands of owner-surrendered animals they take in each year, SHS also provides medical attention and a safe-house to abused and neglected animals that come into the shelter via local Animal Services. Their focus is to not only care for the animals that seek refuge in our shelter, but to educate the community on proper pet ownership practices, including the importance of animal population control. By spaying and neutering all animals before they are adopted, SHS helps slow the growth of the overwhelming dog and cat populations in central Alabama.

The mission is central to the SHS! The 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.

The vision is to establish a strong collaboration between Shelby Humane and the community that fosters the successful adoption for all shelter animals, reduces the number of unwanted animals in our community, and promotes proper pet identification.

– Shelby SafePet provides free veterinary care and boarding of pets for victims of domestic violence.
– Shelby Clinic provides affordable pet care, community clinics and spay neuter surgeries.
– Shelby Adoption Center promotes pet adoptions, volunteer opportunities, foster care and public education.
– Shelby Outreach provides resources for families and their pets in rural Alabama communities.
– SNVR Program provides spay/neuter and vaccinations to feral cats. Assigning them to new colony caretakers.