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July 15, 2020: on Saturday, July 18th (10am-2pm) the HSWA Cat Adoption Center will hold a trial re-opening ONLY for those interested in adopting a cat or kitten. This is an opportunity for those thinking about adopting to meet and greet cats in person. 


Please note the following:
1. Wearing a mask is mandatory
2. There is a 30 minute time limit on your visit (afterwards we can set up a follow-up appointment or walk you through the next steps for adoption)

3. Each room will have a maximum occupancy posted (3-6 people per room) that must be observed
4. Hand sanitizer/soap will be provided for frequent hand-washing

5. Children must be supervised at all times

Those who have been sick, have travelled, or have attended a large gathering are asked to stay home at this time. 


All adopters must be pre-approved via the adoption application that is on our website. 

These will continue to be by appointment only. Please call or email to set up an appointment: / (205) 554-0011 (leave a message)


The Humane Society of West Alabama , founded in 1971, is a no-kill, all-volunteer, nonprofit organization. We have no administrative costs, so most of our funds
are spent on direct aid for the dogs and cats in our care.
We receive no money from any governmental agency or national humane organization.
We are totally dependent on donations and fund-raisers to continue our work.

In March 2019, we joined the Best Friends Partner Network.
Best Friends is a nation-wide organization that is "committed to saving the lives of homeless pets through collaboration and implementation of
effective adoption, spay/neuter and intake prevention programs."
We are thrilled to be partnered with them in their

mission to make America no-kill by 2025.

Together, we will SAVE THEM ALL!

What We Do

  • We provide shelter, love, and healthcare to orphaned/unwanted cats and dogs in the West Alabama area while they await their forever homes.

  • We advise and help get the word out on lost/found pets to help reunite owners.

  • We assist in finding homes for others when we can’t take on the pet by posting them on our website and on PetFinder as "Courtesy Listings."

  • We assist, when able, to help with vet care/bills if it allows a pet to stay in their home.

  • We document calls concerning animal cruelty and route these cases to the proper authorities. NOTE: if you see a case of animal cruelty, please call the police ASAP.


Are you interested in volunteering with us?


Visit our volunteer page for more information:


Or skip straight to the application by selecting from the buttons below!


Cat Adoption Center

By Appointment Only


Dog Adoption Center

By Appointment Only


To schedule an appointment please call or email.


Cat Adoption Center

2430 36th Street
Northport, AL 35473

NOTE: This is NOT a drop-off location for stray or unwanted animals. Please contact Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter if you need to immediately surrender an animal.


Please Send All Correspondence Here

P.O. Box 70054

Tuscaloosa, AL 35407

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Tel: 205-554-0011

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Fax: 205-248-7019