September 24, 2021

Humane Society Pet Rescue and Adoption Center

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Humane Society Pet Rescue and Adoption Center


To relieve suffering and to better the lives of animals, the Humane Society Pet Rescue and Adoption Center was formed on April 30, 1973. Alabamians State Senator Richard Malone, local veterinarian Dr. James Isbell, and board members Cindy Forsman, Pat Martin, Donna Parker, Mary Camp, Carroll Crane, Debbie Johnston, Matthew Gilbert, Elaine Gilbert, and Earl Garrett founded the HSPRAC. Sen. Malone worked to improve animal sheltering facilities for all communities by advocating for statewide legislation that establishes equitable and adequate animal sheltering services for all cities. To help to provide an alternative to other operations in the area, the HSPRAC began operating in 2010.

The Humane Society Pet Rescue and Adoption Center is a place where animals are brought in to be adopted, but it also functions as a shelter for animals who need to be cared for since their owners cannot afford to care for them. Shelters that accept animals brought in by the public, strays, and surrendered animals are known as open-door shelters. Additionally, animal control officers from the contracted municipalities transport animals who are involved in cruelty cases, and these animals are also included in the definition of "animal control officer transports". The Society staff takes an active role in helping to resolve cases of animal cruelty in the Northeast section of the state. The HSPRAC has a full-time executive director and employees, and its leadership is entrusted to volunteer board members. HSPRAC has a team of hundreds of volunteers who offer their support in a variety of ways, including program and fundraising assistance.

Humane Society Pet Rescue and Adoption Center Contact Info:

Address: 4200 Brooke Ave., Gadsden, AL 35904

Phone: 256.442.1347

Fax: 256.442.1349

Email: [email protected]

Hours of Operation:

Shelter Hours
CLOSED Mondays
Tues – Sun: 11am – 5pm
Last adoption at 4:30pm

The Adoption Process at HSPRAC

HSPRAC is always in need of suitable homes for their furry friends, whether adoption or foster care. They welcome you to visit their shelter as often as you'd like until you find your forever pet. 

The adoption process includes a submission of an application for approval. To safeguard the well-being of the animal and to ensure your home is a good fit for it, this method has been put in place. In most cases, adoptions will take a couple of days. If you're interested in a specific type of animal, you can fill out an application online to show your interest.

Adoption fees are $100.00, which includes:

  • full physical examination by a veterinarian
  • early detection and treatment of parasite infection
  • spay/neuter
  • microchips
  • vaccinations that are age-appropriate
  • 30 day trial with 24 Petwatch

If you adopt a pet and need dog training services, contact us today!

We would like our readers to know that the information in this guide may be sourced from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will correct them if and when they are brought to our attention or we discover them through our editing process. If you have any concerns about this post, please contact us immediately and we will rectify issues. DISCLAIMER: The material contained in this post is for general informational purposes. It is not intended to constitute or express legal or medical advice. Any pet related material referenced herein are substantially based on general principles and may not be applicable to your particular situation. Laws can often be different from one jurisdiction to the next. Alpha Instincts is not a pet adoption agency or state entity.

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