About Shelby Humane

The Shelby Humane is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded in 1977 with the mission of rescuing and rehoming the neglected and homeless pets of Shelby County. Since our founding, our facilities, services, and reach have grown significantly. We provide care to over 5,000 dogs and cats each year. We house 200-350 adoptable cats and dogs at any given time.

Not all of our pets are housed at our shelter, though. We have developed an extensive network of foster homes to care for adoptable dogs and cats that need more attention to thrive. 

One of the most important service expansions we have started since our founding has been our low cost spay and neuter program (Shelby Spay Neuter). Through this program, we work with local veterinarians to provide deeply discounted spay and neuter programs. We provide spay and neuter services to more than 2,300 pets per year.

We are continually striving to grow the services we provide and rescue as many adoptable pets as possible. It is only through the generosity of the Shelby County community that we are able to save the lives of so many adoptable cats and dogs.

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