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The Mobile County Animal Shelter was established to serve thecitizens of Mobile County. The shelter serves thousands of domesticanimals who are lost, abandoned, neglected or unwanted. The sheltercares for approximately 7100 animals each year and maintains anopen door policy, accepting all animals.
The animal shelter also provides Animal Control services andis responsible for impounding stray or lost animals, crueltyinvestigations, enforcing local and state ordinances, operation ofthe animal shelter, educational programs and the animal adoptionprogram.
SHELTER SERVICES INCLUDE:
Adoptions – One of the goals of the Mobile CountyAnimal Control is to find a loving home for our adoptable animalsin our care. Wonderful dogs, puppies, cats and kittens areavailable for adoption daily.
Adoption fees include the cost of a set of vaccinations (ifneeded) and the boarding of the animal. All animals adopted fromthe shelter are eligible for spay or neuter at no additional costto the adopter, if services are rendered from the shelter’spreferred veterinarian (while funds are available). If the adopterchooses to have their new pet spayed or neutered elsewhere, a $35voucher is available (while funds are available). Also the adopterwill receive a $10 off coupon from B & B Pet Stop located onCottage Hill Road.
Pet Lost and Found – The Animal Shelter receives many lostor abandoned animals each year. If you lose a pet, you may view aphoto and listing of animals in our shelter at www.petharbor.com.Every animal received at the shelter is photographed uponreceipt.
Animal Bites/Scratches/Rabies Control – Mobile Countyrequires all citizens to have current rabies vaccinations on alldogs and cats. If you are bitten or scratched by any animalincluding your pet dog or cat, you must contact the Animal Shelterand Health Department immediately.
Cat/Dog Trap Rentals – The Mobile County Animal Controlhas traps available for the humane trapping and removal of stray ornuisance cats or dogs. Cat or dog traps are available to the publicon a first come first serve basis on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:30a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is no cost for trap rentals but eachborrower must sign a rental agreement.
Please be advised of the following:
• All cats or dogs trapped must be turned overimmediately to the Mobile County Animal Control.
• All persons trapping cats must inform the AnimalControl if they know who the owner of the cat is that was trapped.
If you have any questions regarding the humane trapping ofcats or dogs, please call the shelter at (251) 574-3647.
Education Program – If you are interested in a AnimalControl Representative visiting your school or organization, pleasecontact LaTonya Matthews at (251) 574-6439.
Volunteer Program – Volunteers are always needed toprovide assistance in carrying out the daily duties at the sheltersuch as walking dogs or visiting with the cats and kittens.Volunteer opportunities are only available Monday thru Friday. Ifyou are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact LaTonyaMatthews at (251) 574-6439.
Note: The age of volunteers is pending. We are awaiting adecision from the Mobile County Commission.
HOW TO ADOPT FROM THE MOBILE COUNTY ANIMALSHELTER
The first step in adopting an animal is making a trip to theshelter or check petharbor.com for a listing and photos ofavailable cats and dogs. To learn more about animals available atthe 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, youwill be asked to complete an application form and present a validpicture identification. You must be 18 years of age or older toadopt a pet.
• Spend some time with the animal in the “getacquainted” kennel area. Make sure that the entire familyfeels 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 arenonrefundable.
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