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Be a Shelter Pet’s Lucky Charm

March 9, 2020 Click to view Be a Shelter Pet’s Lucky Charm

You don’t need a four-leaf clover or the luck of the Irish to be a Shelter pet’s Lucky Charm. Huntsville Animal Services is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by offering FREE adoptions for most of its Shelter dogs and cats from March 9 – 21. Visit our furry friends for the best St. Patrick’s deal in town!  During the Lucky Charm free pet adoption special, you’ll discover pets of every personality, shape, size, and color.  Adopted pets will be spayed or [more]

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Huntsville Animal Shelter is at capacity – calling for adoptions, fosters, and photographers 

February 26, 2020 Click to view Huntsville Animal Shelter is at capacity – calling for adoptions, fosters, and photographers 

Huntsville Animal Services is at capacity with too many dogs housed in the kennels. Shelter staff are looking for people who are willing to help with adoptions, fostering, and photographing pets to encourage adoptions. For those looking to adopt a pet, the Shelter is filled with loving dogs needing a home. For those who cannot adopt but love animals, this is is a wonderful opportunity to provide temporary help by fostering a pet at home for a few days. Off-site housing provides [more]

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Applications are open for college age summer internships with the City of Huntsville

February 20, 2020 Click to view Applications are open for college age summer internships with the City of Huntsville

Looking for a summer internship? The City of Huntsville offers outstanding learning opportunities for motivated college students wanting career experience. We have positions in the Administration – Business Relations, Communication, Multicultural Affairs; in Animal Services, Community Development, Emergency Management (EMA), Engineering, Finance, Geographic Information System (GIS), Information Technology Services, Legal, Legal (prosecution office) Planning, Natural Resources, and Traffic Engineering. Applicants must be at least 19 years old and currently enrolled in [more]

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Municipal Offices Closed – President’s Day Holiday

February 13, 2020 Click to view Municipal Offices Closed – President’s Day Holiday

City of Huntsville municipal offices will be closed for the Presidents Day holiday, Monday, February 17. This includes Parks & Recreation facilities and the Animal Shelter. Garbage Collection: Monday’s residential curbside collection will be picked up on Tuesday, February 18.   Households whose normal garbage pick-up day is on Thursday will have their garbage collected on Friday, February 21. Public Transit: Shuttle bus and paratransit service (Handi-Ride) will be in service on Monday, February 17. Public Safety:  Police and Fire essential personnel will remain on [more]

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City of Huntsville closure information for New Year’s Day Holiday

December 31, 2019 Click to view City of Huntsville closure information for New Year’s Day Holiday

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices will be closed for all non-essential personnel on New Year’s Day, Wednesday,  January 1, and reopen on Thursday, January 2. Details can be found below on how this closure impacts some City services: Garbage Collection:  Wednesday’s residential curbside collection will be picked up on Thursday, January 2. Households whose normal garbage pick-up day is on Thursday will have their garbage collected on Friday, January 3. Public Transit:  Shuttle [more]

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City of Huntsville closure information for Christmas Holiday

December 23, 2019 Click to view City of Huntsville closure information for Christmas Holiday

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices will be closed for all non-essential personnel for the Christmas Holiday on Wednesday, December 25 and reopen on Thursday, December 26. Details can be found below on how this closure impacts some City services: Garbage Collection:  Wednesday’s residential curbside collection will be picked up on Thursday, December 26. Households whose normal garbage pick-up day is on Thursday will have their garbage collected on Friday, December 27. Public Transit:  Shuttle bus and paratransit [more]

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Santa Paws: Animal Services, Visitors Bureau team up to promote adoptable dogs at local pet-friendly hotels

December 5, 2019 Click to view Santa Paws: Animal Services, Visitors Bureau team up to promote adoptable dogs at local pet-friendly hotels

In an effort to find a home for the holidays, four Huntsville Animal Services shelter dogs got a special treat this week. Sid, Frank, Philly and Titus explored four of Huntsville’s pet-friendly hotels to raise awareness for animal adoptions. Photos linked above. Karen Buchan, Huntsville Animal Services Animal Care Supervisor, said the shelter currently has around 70 animals looking for homes. “The shelter can be a lonely place for animals, especially during [more]

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Municipal closures for the Thanksgiving Holiday, Nov. 28-29

November 21, 2019 Click to view Municipal closures for the Thanksgiving Holiday, Nov. 28-29

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices will be closed for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday, November 28-29. The following services will be affected: Garbage Collection:  Thursday’s residential curbside collection will be picked up on Friday, Nov. 29. Public Transit:  Thursday’s Shuttle Bus and Handi-Ride services will be closed. Transit service resumes on Friday, Nov. 29. Parks & Recreation:  Recreation centers and facilities will be closed on Thursday and Friday and will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 30. Animal Services:  The Animal [more]

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Find your BOO: Huntsville Animal Services getting festive to help long-time shelter dogs find forever homes

October 24, 2019 Click to view Find your BOO: Huntsville Animal Services getting festive to help long-time shelter dogs find forever homes

UPDATE (October 31, 2019): Long-time shelter dogs Hulu and Sylvia are still looking for forever homes this Halloween. Thanks to your help, Gus and Truvy from Huntsville Animal Services’ “Find you BOO” campaign have finally found loving families. Due to continued construction at the Huntsville Animal Shelter, Animal Services remains overcapacity with 68 animals available for adoption, including 50 dogs. Call Huntsville Animal Services at (256) 883-3782 or visit the shelter [more]

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Animal Shelter under construction – free adoptions until hard hats disappear

October 13, 2019 Click to view Animal Shelter under construction – free adoptions until hard hats disappear

Huntsville Animal Services will be under construction at the Shelter location for the next four to six months to make kennel improvements. During this time, there will be limited kennels for our homeless dogs. As a result, the Shelter is offering free adoptions for medium and large size dogs. Some restrictions may apply with some canines.​ Please help save a Shelter dog’s life by visiting and adopting! The Shelter continues to receive an average of 10 to 12 dogs [more]

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