!!UPDATE AS OF AUGUST 2023!!
DOGS🚨🚨NOT🚨🚨 currently accepting any animals due to capacity and financial restrictions. We are a volunteer, donation based facility and simply do not have the manpower or income to take on anymore that what we already have at this time. If you have a stray you're willing to foster until we have space and 🐶you want to put on our waiting list you must fill out the stray animal form here, no cats - see below for info on them ➡️ https://www.shelterluv.com/form/community/HOP/989-stray-intake-form
OWNER SURRENDERS🏡Due to the number of strays/abandoned animals needing assistance, we will not be doing any owner surrender intakes because the homeless animals need priority so if you are just looking for help to rehome your own pet, post them here ➡️ https://rehome.adoptapet.com/list-a-pet/step-1 and here https://www.facebook.com/groups/871082879711596
CATS🐱🐱Due to the cost to upkeep cats and USDA requirements on the space and accommodations they need being outside our financial ability, we also will not be taking in any more. You can reach out to Win-Mar Humane Society by email at email@example.com or Rescue the Perishing in Tupelo, MS, who does mainly cats, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or the contracted county shelter, Marion/Winston Animal Shelter at 205-487-2581 (kill shelter but paid and contractually obligated to provide animal control for Marion County residents) for possible help for possible assistance. If you are looking for spay/neuter services you may be able to get a reduced cost procedure/veterinary service without going through us by contacting Fulton Veterinary Clinic at 662-862-2943, Fayette Vet Clinic at 205-932-4545, Tupelo Lee Humane Society or Pet Wellness Center of Tupelo.
EQUINE AND FARM ANIMALS Because these type animals are not held at our main facility and have multiple farms who assist us in fostering them and their cost of care, we are able to currently still do these, fill out form below for owner surrender. If you are reporting on an animal other than your own, we cannot be involved without Law Enforcement or the owner(s) inviting us in. https://www.shelterluv.com/matchme/owner-surrender/HOP/Equine
IF AN ANIMAL IS SEVERLY INJURED OR HAS A LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCY THERE IS A LIST OF EMERGENCY CLINICS IN OUR AREA AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE. IF AN ANIMAL CONTAINS A NON-LIFE THREATENING INJURY, PLEASE CONTACT A GENERAL VET'S OFFICE, A LIST OF NEARBY VETERINARIANS IS BELOW. WE ARE NOT EQUIPPED, TRAINED OR LICENSED TO HANDLE THOSE, NOR DO WE HAVE AN ONSITE VETERINARIAN OR STAFF.
Stray or Abandoned Animals
We do NOT pick up animals, investigate cases of abuse or provide any sort of veterinary services. You will need to contact the funded Marion/Winston Animal Shelter (MWAS) at (205) 487-2581 as they are contracted and paid by Marion County and its' cities to handle these types of requests. If there are any issues, comments, concerns or recommendations of the service you receive from MWAS, please county the Marion County Commission at (205) 921-3172 as they handle the contract for MWAS. Our goal is to be able to take overflow from the county funded shelter, not to provide as the primary shelter because we do not receive enough financial backing in order to do so.
Surrender or Re-Home Your Own Animal
As of May 2022, we are NOT taking in owner surrenders, running solely on donations our funds just do not allow room for this. We do offer free rehoming assistance through Adopt-a-Pet.com, please click Find Your Pet A New Home for more information. If you would like us to assist in rehoming your pet while you maintain care of it, please complete the appropriate Surrender Form and wait to hear back from us, completing the form does NOT guarantee assistance. We do not offer any assistance to rehome animals that are not spayed/neutered and they must also be up to date on vaccines.
Note: If there is a circumstance we approve to take in your pet instead of you maintaining it while a home is found, there will be an owner surrender fee ($25 for less than 25 lbs., $35 for over 25 lbs., and $50 for 100 lbs. and over) you will be charged per animal, maximum of $150, if you turn the animal in instead of keeping it in your care until we are able to secure a new foster or permanent home. This fee helps us with the cost of vaccinating. If you can provide documentation from a licensed veterinarian showing animal is current and up to date on all vaccinations and spayed or neutered, the surrender fee is waived, all documentation is verified.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES CAN WE ACCEPT AGGRESSIVE ANIMALS! IF YOUR PET HAS BITTEN OR INJURED A PERSON OR ANOTHER ANIMAL FOR ANY REASON OTHER THAN SELF DEFENSE YOU WILL NEED TO CONTACT THE MARION/WINSTON ANIMAL SHELTER, SEE THEIR NUMBER ABOVE.
Report Animal Cruelty, Abandonment or Nuisance Animals
Contact your local law enforcement and specifically ask that they contact the county impounding officer at the Marion/Winston Animal Shelter (telephone number shown above). We cannot enter private property nor have the authority to investigate these issues. If the animal is located within city limits you will need to contact your local police department at their non-emergency number, unless it is a life threatening situation or there is someone in potential danger. If the animal is located outside city limits you will need to contact Marion County Sheriff's Department at 205-921-7433 or you may send them an email at email@example.com. We cannot come pick up your neighbors dog for tearing up your garbage, etc. Appropriate legal procedures, reporting and documentation must be provided as directed by local law enforcement.
If there are any issues, comments, concerns or recommendations of the service you receive from law enforcement or MWAS (impounding officer's shelter), please county the Marion County Commission at (205) 921-3172 as they handle the contract for MWAS. Our goal is to be able to take overflow from the county funded shelter, not to provide as the primary shelter because we do not receive enough financial backing nor do we have the facilities or manpower in order to do so.
Please note that we are ONLY responding to reports and requests that follow the above instructions due to the overwhelming number of phone calls we're receiving. We are volunteer based and ran by people who also work other 40+ hour/week jobs with families and animals of their own so it is the only way we've found to keep track of everyone without missing a request or need. ALSO NOTE we are ONLY accepting requests and responding to emails between 7:30 AM and 6:00 PM Mondays - Fridays and from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM on Saturdays. We are not accepting any requests on Sundays.
EMERGENCY VETERINARY CONTACTS FOR MARION COUNTY, ALABAMA AREA
NOTE WE DO NOT AND CANNOT GUARANTEE THE TYPE OR QUALITY OF CARE RECEIVED BY ANY OF THE PROVIDERS SHOWN BELOW IS BETTER THAN THAT OF ANY OTHER PROVIDER NOT SHOWN.
All Animal Hospital, Inc., Tupelo, MS (662) 844-4955
Tupelo Veterinary Hospital, Tupelo, MS (662) 842-5147
Dilworth Small Animal Hospital, Tupelo, MS (662) 842-1118
Shoals Area Veterinary Emergency, Florence, AL (256) 740-4800
Large Animal: Fayette Veterinary Services, Dr. T - (205) 270-6525 - services Fayette, Lamar, Pickens, Marion, and Tuscaloosa counties