The Greater Birmingham Humane Society would like to find a home for every animal we receive. However, you should be aware that adoption from our facilities may not be possible even for healthy, friendly, well-behaved pets.
We are able to receive pets 7 days a week during normal business hours at our main facility on Snow Drive. We do not receive any federal, state, county, city, or United Way funding. We rely entirely on donations to continue our services to the community.
When surrendering a pet, bring the following:
- You will need your driver’s license or identification
- Your pet should be securely confined in a carrier or on a leash
- Bring your pet’s veterinary records and any medications he/she requires
- You may donate unused food, cat litter, grooming supplies, toys, or bedding
The pet surrendering staff will record information about you and your pet. Your pet will be evaluated for possible adoption if it is healthy, well socialized, and we have both pre-adoption and adoption space available.
Because we receive hundreds of homeless pets each week: we are not able to care for frightened, aggressive, or unsocialized pets; treat sick or injured pets; or house senior, unweaned, or pregnant pets.
Once you surrender ownership of your pet to us it will no longer belong to you. Its stay with us may be many weeks or less than a day. You can not be contacted before your pet is euthanized and will not be given information about the animal if you call or email.
Although we can not predict its future once you relinquish ownership, you may rest assured that your pet will be treated with kindness, dignity, and compassion.
To learn more, call our pet surrendering office at 205.397.8534.