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- Coronavirus Update - 

Over the last 1.5 years during the pandemic, the HSWA has continued to put the well-being of our adoptable animals above all else. Despite a significant lack of volunteers, we have managed to maintain a safe and clean environment for our dogs and cats. During this time, we have also continued to process adoptions by appointment only and, thus far, this model has worked well for us. 

So, going forward, until further notice, all adoptions will continue to happen via appointment only. Our shelters are run entirely by volunteers, so we do our best to work around our "day job" schedules to find a time that matches your schedule. To get the process started, we encourage everyone to fill out the adoption application that is under the "How to Adopt" tab since all adopters must be pre-approved prior to bringing an animal home. To set up an appointment, please email us at or call (205) 554-0011 and leave a message.



- Welcome - 

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 fundraisers 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 help 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.

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