Updated: Tuesday, 06 Jul 2010, 2:23 PM CDT
Published : Monday, 13 Apr 2009, 10:02 AM CDT
Mobile, Ala.- - SERVICES WE OFFER
The Mobile County Animal Shelter was established to serve the
citizens of Mobile County. The shelter serves thousands of domestic
animals who are lost, abandoned, neglected or unwanted. The shelter
cares for approximately 7100 animals each year and maintains an
open door policy, accepting all animals.
The animal shelter also provides Animal Control services and is responsible for impounding stray or lost animals, cruelty investigations, enforcing local and state ordinances, operation of the animal shelter, educational programs and the animal adoption program.
SHELTER SERVICES INCLUDE:
Adoptions – One of the goals of the Mobile County Animal Control is to find a loving home for our adoptable animals in our care. Wonderful dogs, puppies, cats and kittens are available for adoption daily.
Adoption fees include the cost of a set of vaccinations (if needed) and the boarding of the animal. All animals adopted from the shelter are eligible for spay or neuter at no additional cost to the adopter, if services are rendered from the shelter’s preferred veterinarian (while funds are available). If the adopter chooses to have their new pet spayed or neutered elsewhere, a $35 voucher is available (while funds are available). Also the adopter will receive a $10 off coupon from B & B Pet Stop located on Cottage Hill Road.
Pet Lost and Found – The Animal Shelter receives many lost or abandoned animals each year. If you lose a pet, you may view a photo and listing of animals in our shelter at www.petharbor.com. Every animal received at the shelter is photographed upon receipt.
Animal Bites/Scratches/Rabies Control – Mobile County requires all citizens to have current rabies vaccinations on all dogs and cats. If you are bitten or scratched by any animal including your pet dog or cat, you must contact the Animal Shelter and Health Department immediately.
Cat/Dog Trap Rentals – The Mobile County Animal Control has traps available for the humane trapping and removal of stray or nuisance cats or dogs. Cat or dog traps are available to the public on a first come first serve basis on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is no cost for trap rentals but each borrower must sign a rental agreement.
Please be advised of the following:
• All cats or dogs trapped must be turned over immediately to the Mobile County Animal Control.
• All persons trapping cats must inform the Animal Control if they know who the owner of the cat is that was trapped.
If you have any questions regarding the humane trapping of cats or dogs, please call the shelter at (251) 574-3647.
Education Program – If you are interested in a Animal Control Representative visiting your school or organization, please contact LaTonya Matthews at (251) 574-6439.
Volunteer Program – Volunteers are always needed to
provide assistance in carrying out the daily duties at the shelter
such as walking dogs or visiting with the cats and kittens.
Volunteer opportunities are only available Monday thru Friday. If
you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact LaTonya
Matthews at (251) 574-6439.
Note: The age of volunteers is pending. We are awaiting a decision from the Mobile County Commission.
HOW TO ADOPT FROM THE MOBILE COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER
The first step in adopting an animal is making a trip to the shelter or check petharbor.com for a listing and photos of available cats and dogs. To learn more about animals available at the Mobile County Animal Control, call (251) 574-3647 or (251) 574-3230.
The adoption process:
• When you find an animal you would like to adopt, you will be asked to complete an application form and present a valid picture identification. You must be 18 years of age or older to adopt a pet.
• Spend some time with the animal in the “get acquainted” kennel area. Make sure that the entire family feels comfortable with the animal that you have picked out.
• The adoption fee is $25.00 for dogs and $10.00 for cats. Currently only cash and checks are acceptable. Adoption fees are nonrefundable.