Pawty time! Cosmo predicts an early spring at annual Ground Dog Day

February 1, 2023 Click to view Pawty time! Cosmo predicts an early spring at annual Ground Dog Day

Break out the Bermuda shorts and flip-flops as Huntsville will soon enjoy warmer weather. That is, if you believe Cosmo, the mixed-breed pooch that predicted an early spring at the second annual Ground Dog Day at Huntsville Animal Services. Coming a full day ahead of Punxsutawney Phil’s annual prognostication, Cosmo didn’t see his shadow like the famous groundhog. Instead, he used his nose and chose the bowl marked “Early Spring.” His prediction [more]

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Citing urgent need, Huntsville Animal Services waives adoption fees

January 19, 2023 Click to view Citing urgent need, Huntsville Animal Services waives adoption fees

In the market for a new pet? If so, Huntsville Animal Services is waiving adoption fees on all animals through the end of January, though some exclusions apply. The kennels at Huntsville Animal Services are chock-full of pets of every shape and size, in need of a good home. Director Dr. Karen Sheppard said the shelter’s experienced a jump in intakes, including two recent litters of puppies. “The need to rehome these [more]

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Huntsville Animal Services saves lives in 2022, promotes spay/neuter

January 12, 2023 Click to view Huntsville Animal Services saves lives in 2022, promotes spay/neuter

Huntsville Animal Services found homes for more than 5,100 animals in 2022, representing a live-release rate of nearly 92% for the year. It was the eighth consecutive year the shelter has achieved a save rate of over 90%, a benchmark of success set by animal welfare organizations across the U.S. Director Karen Sheppard credits Mayor Tommy Battle and City Council for their continued support, which includes more than $2.6 million in facility [more]

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Huntsville municipal offices to close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 11, 2023 Click to view Huntsville municipal offices to close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

City of Huntsville municipal offices will close Monday, Jan. 16, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This includes Animal Services, Parks & Recreation, Public Transit and Municipal Court. Residential curbside collection will be delayed by one day the week of Jan. 16-20. Residents should leave carts at the curb until they are collected. Essential police and fire personnel will remain on duty throughout the holiday.

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Huntsville municipal offices closed Jan. 2 for New Year’s holiday

December 28, 2022 Click to view Huntsville municipal offices closed Jan. 2 for New Year’s holiday

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices will close Monday, Jan. 2, for the New Year’s holiday. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3. The closure will affect the following City services: Garbage Collection: Residential collection will be delayed one day the week of Jan. 2-6. Residents should leave carts at the curb until they are collected. Public Transit: Orbit fixed-route and Access paratransit services will end at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31. There will [more]

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Contact
  • Phone:

    256-883-3782

  • Address:

    Huntsville Animal Shelter

    4950 Triana Blvd SW

    Huntsville, AL 35805

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  • Email:

    Animals@HuntsvilleAL.gov

    Karen Hill Sheppard, DVM

    Animal Services Director

  • Hours:

    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Tuesday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

    Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • Additional Information

Report a Complaint

Concerns about an animal, as well as animal-related noise complaints, can be filed online through Huntsville Connect. Residents who suspect or see owner neglect and abuse are encouraged to call 256-883-3782 and report the issue immediately. If the situation is an emergency, please call 911.