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.
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.
Society of West Alabama is
|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!
US HELP THEM - ADOPT A HOMELESS PET
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
featured pet is Pansy, a calico cat.
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
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.
DID YOU KNOW?
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'?
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.
The Humane Society is proud to be a consignor
at several Tuscaloosa/Northport area consignment stores and special
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
Maddie's Pet Rescue
Look here for information
on Maddie's Pet Rescue Project and
Tuscaloosa animal rescue statistics.
DO YOU HAVE TIME?
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
Call Spay Alabama at
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.
HUMANE SOCIETY ON EBAY
The Humane Society is now selling
on eBay. Look for member name hswa4pets.
Items are selected from our Flea Market donations.
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
Humane Society adoption
available online here.