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Humane Society of West Alabama



Join the Humane Society at the Hushpuppy Silent Auction and Yappy Hour, Saturday May 10, 5-8pm at Wilhagan's/Green Bar downtown Tuscaloosa. Its our big spring fundraiser and we need you!! Food, fun, music, cash bar, $15 per person. LOOK here for more information, and contact the Humane Society if you have something to donate for our auction.

Meet the Dogs: Join the Humane Society in front of Pet Supplies "Plus" one Saturday each month (except during football season and special events, when its sometimes on Sunday). Meet some of the dogs available for adoption, speak with our volunteers, and find out more about adopting a pet from the Humane Society. The next Meet the Dogs event will be Saturday May 3, 10am-2pm. Then join us the next Saturday May 12 for our big spring fundraiser (see above.)

Meet the Cats: You can meet some of our adoptable cats at our Adoption Center, open Saturday 10-2. Our Adoption Center is CURRENTLY located at 1515 Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Tuscaloosa. Volunteers are available to answer your questions about pet adoption. Note that we will be moving soon - WATCH for more information.

Flea Market: Visit our Flea Market at 3201 Main Ave in Northport for great bargains! Our Flea Market is a major source of income for our rescue operations. And we always need donations - please bring your unneeded household items, furniture and gently used clothing to the Flea Market. We'll find them a new home.

Check out our booth at makers market: The Humane Society sells donated handmade craft items at makers market, 401 22nd St. THANK YOU makers market for donating space to us. If you have handmade items to donate for our craft sales, contact the Humane Society.



Newsletter: The Humane Society now has a quarterly newsletter available by email and online. CLICK HERE to view the latest newsletter or to request to be on the newsletter email list.


The Humane Society of West Alabama is an all-volunteer no-kill animal adoption and rescue agency and a 501(c)3 charity.


Thank You Delta Sigma Phi

The Humane Society would like to thank Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity for their Delta Sig Dog Days cook out fundraiser in March. The event featured live music, food and fun, and a chance to meet and play with HSWA dogs. The dogs had a blast with all the attention bestowed on them!


(Above)Betty Freeman, HSWA Board Member, accepts a check for $2300 raised at the Dog Days event from Trent Tiffin, left, event organizer, and Chris Fox, President. This is the second year the Humane Society has been able to participate in and benefit from the Dog Days event and we hope for many more in the future. Thanks again to Delta Sigs and also to Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority who helped with the event!













We have many rescued dogs and cats available for adoption. Check our lists of adoptable dogs and adoptable cats (top of page) to find your new best friend.

All Humane Society dogs and cats are in foster care or at one of our animal adoption homes. The Cat Adoption Center is open most Saturdays 10am-2pm,and cats may also be seen by appointment. Dogs may only be seen by appointment, or at our monthly Meet the Pets event. Please check out our List of Cats and List of Dogs on PetFinder, then contact the Humane Society to make an appointment to meet your new best friend.

Don't forget to check our Featured Pet; this may be the one for you.  The current featured pet is Pansy, a calico cat. And look here for other great pets that were recently featured; some are still available.

Check out our Events Calendar to keep up with what's happening at the Humane Society. And don't forget to check our Volunteer page if you have time to help with these events.

STRAY and UNWANTED ANIMALS: Stray, unwanted and unknown animals should be taken to Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter. Please DO NOT bring any stray or homeless animals directly to the Humane Society, we do not have facilities for accepting such animals!! Metro Animal shelter is the drop-off site for unwanted animals. The Humane Society can only care for a limited number of animals. When we have room to accept more animals, they come to us through our veterinarians, through our work with Metro Animal Shelter and local animal control, and through our own volunteers' rescue efforts. We rescue and find homes for as many animals as possible, but our facilities and our volunteer efforts are limited!! Introducing a stray animal with unknown health problems risks the health of our other animals and jeapordizes our rescue efforts. Please DO NOT bring any stray, homeless or unwanted animal directly to the Humane Society!!!!

DONATIONS: We ALWAYS need money. You can donate through paypal (see link at the left of this page), or by mailing a check to our Adoption Center (1515 Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Tuscaloosa) or by bringing your cash or check (no credit/debit cards) to our Flea Market in Northport during regular operating hours. We currently have about 120 animals in our care, about 80 of them awaiting adoption. If you wish to help us with our ongoing rescue and adoption operations, please consider a donation. We have been a pet rescue and adoption organization for nearly 40 years. We are an all-volunteer organization: none of the money we receive through donations or fundraising is used for salaries.

FOSTER HOMES: We really need foster homes, to care for animals displaced and homeless due to the storm. Some of these animals are not available for adoption, they just need a temporary place to stay while their family looks for a new home or job. If you can provide temporary care for any of our animals, please consider applying to become a foster home. Look here for more information on providing foster care and how to apply.





The Humane Society will be moving its Adoption Center in the near future. If you have visited our current Adoption Center on Veterans Memorial Parkway, you know how happy we are to find a place with more room! Watch for more information.

Look here for our Wish List


Meet the Animals
Want to meet adoptable animals 'up close and personal'?

*The Humane Society is at PET SUPPLIES "PLUS" in Tuscaloosa one weekend each month. Come meet your new best friend!


*The Humane Society Adoption Center is open each Saturday 10-2. Look here for more information. ONLY CATS are available at the Adoption Center.



Consignment -
The Humane Society is proud to be a consignor at several Tuscaloosa/Northport area consignment stores and special sales. Look here for more information.
Household items and clothing donated to our Flea Market is an important part of our fundraising activities. Thank you for your support!


Maddie's Pet Rescue
Look here
for information on Maddie's Pet Rescue Project and Tuscaloosa animal rescue statistics.



The Humane Society always needs volunteers. We've been in West Alabama for over 40 years, and with luck we'll be helping animals for a lot more years. So remember, we need volunteers always!

If you can help, please call or email the humane society, or contact our volunteer coordinator



Call Spay Alabama at
or visit

The Alabama Spay/Neuter Clinic in Birmingham provides free pet transportation to/from Tuscaloosa.
Look here for more information on the clinic. Look here for information on transportation for your pet to the Clinic.



The Humane Society is now selling on eBay. Look for member name hswa4pets. Items are selected from our Flea Market donations.
My items on eBay






The Alabama Spay/Neuter license plate is available. Ask for it when you renew your vehicle tags.


Alabama Veterinary Specialists in Birmingham is open 24/7 for pet care emergencies. See the AVS web site for more information.






The Humane Society of West Alabama

in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is a no-kill, all-volunteer, nonprofit organization, dedicated to rescuing and finding homes for dogs and cats in need, and stopping animal abuse. We receive no money from any government agency or national organization. We are totally dependent on donations, fund-raisers and volunteers to continue our work. Visit our Adoption Center, check out our upcoming events, find out more about the Humane Society.



Humane Society adoption applications
available online here.






Humane Society Flea Market and craft sales: 

The sale of donated goods at our Flea Market, at our craft sales, and at our other sale events, is an important fund raising tool for the Humane Society, and we depend on donated items to make them a success.  If you have household items in good condition for our Flea Market, or handmade items to donate for our craft sales, please contact the Humane SocietyThe Humane Society of West Alabama is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.



Looking For a Pet?

Check out our List of Cats and List of Dogs.  Come by the Humane Society Adoption Center, or watch for one of our "Dog Days" or Adopt-a-thons to meet adoptable dogs. Read about our Adoption Process and fees. Check the current Featured Pet.


How Can You Help?

Maybe you could 'foster' (provide temporary care for) an animal waiting for adoption.  Check our wish list if you want to donate pet supplies or other items.  Make a monetary donation in honor of your pet, or become a member of the Humane Society of West Alabama.  Save good used household items to donate to our Flea Market.  Check the Volunteer Calendar for events where volunteers are needed. Contact the Humane Society for more information on how you can help.


Last Update: 4/18/14  

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