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Animal Services Department

Huntsville Animal Services provides sheltering, enforcement, and prevention services for Huntsville and the unincorporated areas of Madison County. In partnership with community organizations, Animal Services provides a safety net for lost and homeless pets and is committed to sustaining the City’s goal of finding live outcomes for at least 90 percent of the companion animals that enter the shelter each year.

We enforce animal regulations, including state mandated rabies control and all local municipal ordinances, and we are focused on prevention‐based service provisions aimed at assisting citizens in complying with regulations.

Humane education and outreach programs serve to prevent unwanted litters of cats and dogs by providing access to low and no‐cost spay/neuter services, in addition to helping animals stay in their current homes by providing medical, behavior, and food assistance for pets and their people. Shelter services provide animal care, veterinary care, and placement services for nearly 20,000 companion animals each year.

 


RELATED LINKS: Animal Services, Adopt and Foster, Lost & Found, Pet Licenses, Pet Surrender, Spay & Neuter, Volunteer & Support 

Contact
  • Phone:

    256-883-3782

  • Address:

    Huntsville Animal Shelter

    4950 Triana Blvd SW

    Huntsville, AL 35805

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  • Email:

    Karen.Sheppard@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

Karen Hill Sheppard, D.V.M., Animal Services Director

(256) 883-3630
karen.sheppard@huntsvilleal.gov


Animal Care Manager

Karen Buchan
(256) 883-3945
karen.buchan@huntsvilleal.gov


Animal Care and Program Coordinator

Will Roberson
(256) 883-3783
william.roberson@huntsvilleal.gov

Stefany McBride
(256) 883-3783
stefany.maples@huntsvilleal.gov


Field Supervisor

Mike Boyd
(256) 883-3788
mike.boyd@huntsvilleal.gov

Virgie Graham
(256) 883-3788
virgie.graham@huntsvilleal.gov


Administrative Aide and Customer Service Coordinator
Emily Rosenkrans
(256) 883-3630
emily.rosenkrans@huntsvilleal.gov


To reach additional Animal Services staff, please contact (256) 883-3783.

Report A Complaint

To report suspected animal abuse, a loose or stray animal, dead animal or any other animal-related concern or complaint, please call (256) 883-3788 or fill out the Animal Report Form.