Mission: To care for homeless, abused, neglected and abandoned animals and to educate the community to instill an increased awareness and commitment to the responsibiltiy of animal ownership and protection.
Programs: Animal control - shelby humane society acts as a contractual agent for shelby county by receiving, housing and providing care and disposition for all animals brought to the county shelter. Shelby county and the municipalities provide all other animal control services.
kennel operations - shelby humane society provides housing, shelter, food and medical care to approximately 5,000 animals each year that are either prepared for adoption or for transport via the shelter partners program. The medical care includes, but is not limited to, spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations and microchipping.
quick fix - in 2014, the society spayed and neutered over 1,600 publicly owned animals via the quick fix progam. The quick fix program is a low-cost spay and neuter transport program established in february 2008. The program subsidizes surgeries for low-income residents who qualify for public assistance at only $18 per pet and sometimes at no cost. In a span of four years, the society has spayed and neutered over 11,180 publicly owned cats and dogs.
Shelby Humane Society is a wonderful organization to support and work with! As a professional in the non-profit world, I am constantly impressed by SHS's professional and positive reputation in the community. Because of this reputation, I chose to become a volunteer and have completed a transport to New Hampshire - one of the most rewarding experiences of my life! The staff were extremely helpful in preparing me for the trip so I would know what to expect and I can't wait to do another. After the tornadoes that struck Tuscaloosa, AL this spring, SHS put together transport trips to NH with dogs they already had at the shelter (who were having trouble finding homes), in order to make room for the displaced pets from Tuscaloosa. Many families were able to find their pets as a result!