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FAQ'S

  • Where are we located?
    1701 US Highway 72 East Athens, AL 35611 We are off Highway 72 East between Russell Stovers Chocolates and French's Shoes and Boots, behind the Limestone Veterinary Clinic and across the street from Dunkin' Donuts.
  • Do you offer low cost spay/neuter program?
    Unfortunately, at this time we do not offer this service. The spay/neuter program (SNYP) is run by Limestone Veterinary Clinic. Please contact their receptionist at (256) 233-1515 to learn more.
  • What hours are you open?
    Monday thru Friday 9:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Saturday from 9:00am to 12:00pm by appointment only. We are closed for lunch daily from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. Sunday - closed
  • How do I surrender my animal?
    Please fill out the correct form with as much information as possible, so that we can help you and your pet as best as possible. If you live within the Limestone County limits, please fill out the form(s) below. Our intake coordinator will be in contact within 3-5 standard business days to schedule a turn in appointment date or to let you know where you are on the turn-in wait list. Cat Surrender Form https://service.sheltermanager.com/asmservice?account=nm3098&method=online_form_html&formid=62 Dog Surrender Form https://service.sheltermanager.com/asmservice?account=nm3098&method=online_form_html&formid=54 Once you have received a turn in appointment, you will need to bring the animal, photo identification (i.e. a driver's license) and proof of residency (i.e. current utility bill) and any vet records for your pet. Unfortunately, due to limited space we may be unable to immediately accept your pet. In the meantime, while you wait for a space to become available you can check out the below resources as they may be able to help you rehome your animal quicker.
  • Who do I contact to report a stray animal?
    Depending on where you located the stray animal you will need to call either: Athens Animal Control at (256) 233-8700 Limestone County Animal Control at (256) 233-0111 If the animal is friendly and you are able to safely secure the animal, you can bring the animal to the shelter at 1701 Highway 72 East, Athens, AL. Please call the shelter at (256) 771-7889 to let us know you are coming so we can be prepared.
  • Is there a trial period with your adoptions?
    Yes, there is a two (2) week trial period when you adopt from Athens Limestone Animal Services. This trial period is to allow time for the animal to decompress and get acclimated with their new surroundings, people and other pets. If during the trial period, things do not go well, you may return the animal to the shelter for a full refund. If the animal is returned after the trial period, it is considered an owner turn-in and no refund will be issued.
  • What is the adoption fee?
    $170 for animals 5 months and under - Kitten/Puppy Plan $110 for animals 6+ months
  • What vetting is included?
    All of our cats are FIV/FeLV tested, up-to-date on the standard vaccines (FVCRP, Rabies and Leukemia), de-wormed and current on flea and tick prevention. Kittens under 5 months (or 5 lbs) will be placed on our Kitten Plan, which includes spay/neuter once the kitten is cleared for surgery. Kittens/cats over 5 months or 5 lbs, will be spayed/neutered prior to adoption. Felines can be micro-chipped upon request, and are registered with 24Petwatch. All our dogs are heartworm tested (at 6 months), up-to-date on Parvo, Distemper, Bordetella and Rabies shots, micro-chipped and current on heartworm preventative and flea/tick prevention. Puppies under 5 months will be placed on our Puppy Plan, which includes spay/neuter once the puppy is cleared for surgery. Dogs/puppies over 5 months (this may vary due to breed), will be spayed/neutered prior to adoption. Dogs/puppies are micro-chipped and registered with 24Petwatch
  • How can I adopt a pet from ALAS
    You can start by looking at our adoptable animal pages on our website. If you find an animal you are interested in, the first step is to complete our adoption application to let us know. Once we receive your application, one of our dedicated team members will process it and be in contact to schedule a meet and greet for you and your potential new family member. This is an opportunity for you and the animal to get to know each other better. We believe in finding the best possible match for both the animal and the adopter, so we are here to guide you through the entire adoption process and answer any questions you may have. Thank you for considering adopting from us!
  • I am no longer able to care for my pet, how do I turn it in to the shelter?
    Since we are contracted by Athens City and Limestone County, we are only able to accept owner turn-ins from Limestone County residents. If you live within the Limestone County limits, please fill out the form below. Our intake coordinator will be in contact within 3 standard business days to schedule a turn in appointment date or to let you know where you are on the turn-in wait list. Cat Surrender Form https://service.sheltermanager.com/asmservice?account=nm3098&method=online_form_html&formid=62 Dog Surrender Form https://service.sheltermanager.com/asmservice?account=nm3098&method=online_form_html&formid=54 Once you have received a turn in appointment, you will need to bring the animal, photo identification (i.e. a driver's license) and proof of residency (i.e. current utility bill) and any vet records for your pet.
  • I need to re-home my pet but don't know where to start?
    Please fill out the Surrender Your Pet form with as much information as possible, so that we can help you and your pet as best as possible. Unfortunately, due to limited space we may be unable to immediately accept your pet. In the meantime, while you wait for a space to become available you can check out the below resources.
  • How can I sign up to foster a shelter animal(s)?
    Thank you for your interest in fostering a shelter animal(s). Please fill out the foster application below (click on the link). https://service.sheltermanager.com/asmservice?account=nm3098&method=online_form_html&formid=60
  • How can sign up to volunteer?
    Please fill out our volunteer form and let us know how you would like to help. We appreciate any and all help from the community. https://service.sheltermanager.com/asmservice?account=nm3098&method=online_form_html&formid=43
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