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Humane Society Of Shelby County

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

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.

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General Member of the Public

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This organization was involved in transporting dogs out of the state of alabama after the tornadoes of April 2011. Shelby Humane has repeatedly stated that they were pre-storm dogs, yet in some media reports they were called "Tornado Dogs." We have asked repeatedly for pictures and intake data on the dogs to make sure that no family pets were transported, and they refuse to comply.
Per their 990 they received govt. funding and per the Sunshine laws of Ala. they should respond to a FOIA request and they will not.
Most of all, there are people who are traumatized by the tornadoes, and by refusing to provide something so simple as pictures, they further traumatize individuals who can't find their dogs.
This has made the citizens question their actions even more. Our family has requested that no donations be given to this organization based on their behavior.

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