Welcome to Shelby Humane Society

Shelby Humane Society's 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.

VOTE for Shelby Humane Society
August 15th-31st
Cast one vote each day (just click above) to help us win the $25,000 Community Engagement Award. Even one vote can make a big difference!

Click HERE to register today!

We’re Up to the Challenge! Are You? We have some AMAZING news: 


Shelby Humane Society has just been named one of only 50 shelters in the country to compete in the fifth and final 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge.



We’ll be competing by getting you, OUR COMMUNTIY, involved in helping us save as many more lives as possible this June, July and August than we saved last year. And while that will be an important win in and of itself, the stakes are even higher. Working with you to save more lives can help us earn anywhere from $5,000 to $100,000 in grant money from the ASPCA so that we can expand current and implement new life-saving programs.

Hundreds of shelters tried to get into this year’s $100K Challenge, and we succeeded. Shelby Humane Society staff, volunteers and supporters are raring to get started on a successful campaign that will attract more volunteers and supporters, and make sure everyone in our community know that this is the best place to find a new furry family member.

In short, with your help, we’re going to SAVE MORE LIVES than we ever have before!






Career Opportunities: We are currently seeking Animal Care Technicians.  Positions are part time from 8 - 12, 5 days a week.  Will include most weekends and holidays.    Please contact Sara Shirley at or 205/669-3916 ext 2001 or drop by and complete an application.






Approved Senior Citizens can now have their adoption fee waived when matched up with a senior pet or other approved pet.  Studies reveal that Pet ownership has been found to decrease loneliness, increase mental alertness and build self-esteem, especially within the elderly population. 

For many, animal ownership improves quality of life and may even have a positive impact on longevity.



PetSmart 280

We will have some of our canine companions available for adoption at the PetSmart 280 location on the second and fourth Saturday of each month. (And we have some of our incredible cats available in their adoption center ALL week!) We hope to see you there!


Hollywood Feed Hoover/Lee Branch

We have amazing dogs and cats available for adoption at the Hollywood Feed in the Lee Branch Shopping Center on Hwy 280 the first Saturday of each month. A great chance to meet your new best friend!


Petsmart Alabaster

We take some popular pups and can't-miss-cats each Sunday from 12-4pm in the hopes of helping you find the pet you were always looking for!  We also have some fantastic felines for adoption in their adoption center ALL week--Come out to meet your purr-fect match!



Our Barn Cat Program

Shelby Humane Society sometimes has cats who cannot live as house pets.
Cats in our barn cat program may be shy or fearful of people, independent and prefer the outdoor life or have poor litterbox habits.  These cats do not have other options  Our barn cat program is ideal for property owners with barns and other out buildings. Having a barn cat or cats will help keep down the rodent population. And, because these cats are already spayed/neutered, you won't have to worry about endless litters of kittens appearing!

All cats available for adoption to barns are spayed/neutered (ear tipped if feral) and vaccinated.  Adoption fees are waived on these cats but donations to help cover their medical cost are appreciated. 

If you would like more information regarding this program please email:




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