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Thank you for visiting the Mobile County Animal Control page. From this page, you can learn about our state-mandated responsibilities, as well as view the many animals available for adoption through our Mobile County Animal Shelter. .
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About 3,000 animals a year come into the custody of the Mobile County Animal Shelter. Many are the strays that are picked up. But a growing number of the animals are relinquished by their owners who are unable or unwilling to care for them any longer. Unfortunately, there are many more animals abandoned in Mobile County than there are homes to adopt them. Please Opt-To-Adopt! There is no more loving or loyal pet than a shelter animal. Get directions, reviews and information for City Of Mobile Animal Shelter in Mobile, AL.
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In fulfilling this mission it is the policy of the Mobile SPCA to promote adoption of shelter and homeless animals and to end the deaths of healthy and treatable shelter animals by 2015; to provide humane care and treatment for animals entrusted to us; to investigate animal cruelty and neglect; to spay or neuter all animals we offer for adoption; to promote and to aid financially spay/neuter in the community; to aid in rescuing animals in emergency situations; to assist in special financial animal-related hardship cases; and to offer educational programs for children and adults.The City of Mobile Animal Shelter serves the City of Mobile. We provide many services which include: the enforcement of the leash law, investigating cruelty to animal cases, administering dog licenses, and the housing of unwanted animals.The Mobile Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was founded in 1885 at Temperance Hall in the Port of Mobile (Mobile, Alabama) with thirteen of Mobile’s most prominent men as charter members. Rufus Dane was the first president. The fledgling Mobile SPCA was very active in establishing the first animal welfare laws, protecting the public from rabies and dealing with the first issues of animal control. Julius Ducournau was the city’s first humane officer. In the 1950’s, Laura Jackson was elected the first female president of the Mobile SPCA and was instrumental in getting the first animal shelter built in Mobile. A stained glass window in honor of Ms. Jackson and her dedication to the animals hangs in Christ Episcopal Church, circa 1838, in downtown Mobile. After her death, her daughter Laura Jackson Corley became president. In 1976, the organization found itself with officers and members with an average age of 80 years old and needed younger members to run the organization. In that year the SPCA merged with the Animal Protection Society. The Society’s first office was located on Old Shell Road across from the Dew Drop Inn. It was opened in the summer of 1976. Ten years later, the organization moved to larger quarters on Springhill Avenue and remained there until 1990. In 1990 the Board felt it was time to purchase property and the Glenwood location was purchased. The organization remained on Glenwood Street until October 2000 when it purchased a larger property on Zeigler Circle West. The move has allowed the Society to broaden the scope of it’s projects and services and facilitate more adoptions. The Mobile Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a non-profit humane society and is one of the oldest continuously operating charitable organizations in Alabama.
Simply bring a copy of your dog's current rabies certificate to the City of Mobile Animal Shelter located at 855 Owens Street.. The cost is usually very low, but will be more expensive if your dog is not spayed or neutered. Most cities and towns do charge more to license an unsterilized dog. Unsterilized dogs are more likely to roam, bite people, fight with other animals, reproduce, etc. All of these factors increase the cost of animal control programs.