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Our Featured Decatur, AL Partner:

Decatur Animal Services

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

300-A Beltline Road SW
Decatur, AL 35601
(256) 341-4790
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http://www.decaturalabamausa.com/departments/animalservices/

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Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Decatur, AL

About Our Shelter:

Decatur Animal Services is an animal service facility operated by the City of Decatur. In addition to enforcement of local animal ordinances, our programs include adoptions, education, anti-cruelty and volunteerism. Our mission is to work to improve the bond between humans and animals, to provide excellent service to the community and to promote humane treatment of animals and respect for life.

Come Meet our Pets:

Decatur Animal Services is currently located at 300-A Beltline Road SW, Decatur, Alabama 35601. From Interstate 65 take exit 334. Travel east on Hwy 67 to Central Avenue. Turn right on Central Avenue. We are at the intersection of Beltline Road SW (Hwy 67) and Central Avenue. From Hwy 20, follow Beltline Road SW (Hwy 67) west to Central Avenue. Turn left on Central Avenue. We are at the intersection of Beltline Road SW and Central Avenue. For assistance call (256) 341-4790.

Our Adoption Process:

ANIMAL ADOPTION AND FEES
Prior to the adoption of an animal from the shelter, you must complete and sign the City-approved adoption agreement. Failure to agree to the terms of the adoption agreement shall be grounds for disqualification to adopt an animal. Decatur Animal Services has the right to deny the request to adopt an animal if we feel that you are unable to provide a suitable home or care for the animal.

When you adopt there is a 10-day grace period. If things are not working out between you and your new pet or if it becomes sick, please bring it back to the shelter along with the paperwork and veterinary diagnosis and we will apply the original charges towards another pet. Adopters must be 19 years of age and can show picture identification.

Adoption Fees:
Dogs - $110.00, which includes a rabies vaccine, a bordatella vaccine, a distemper/parvo vaccine, a canine antigen heartworm test, and an intestinal parasites test. $75.00 of the adoption fee is a spay/neuter deposit.

Cats - $95.00, which includes a rabies vaccine, a bordatella vaccine, a panleukopenia vaccine, a rhinotracheitis vaccine, a feline leukemia and aids test, and an intestinal parasites test. $75.00 of the adoption fee is a spay/neuter deposit.

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.