Animal Rescue in North Alabama

The Greater Huntsville Humane Society is dedicated to furthering humane treatment of animals and providing adoption services.

Rescue: One Life at a Time

The Greater Huntsville Humane Society has been rescuing North Alabama’s homeless animals for 55 years. Our mission is dedicated to supporting the humane care and treatment of all animals and providing adoption services to homeless and unwanted animals.

We also proudly serve our community through programs and initiatives such as King’s Community Kitchen, Pet Wellness Clinics (returning in 2024!), the Good Samaritan Fund, and Community Day. Three Tails ReSale, the GHHS Thrift Store, provides a unique shopping experience for all members of our community, while supporting the pets of GHHS.

Find your PURRfect match & provide a FURever home to one of our animals in need
GHHS relies on a diverse revenue stream to provide shelter for animals in need.
Both volunteers and fosters are integral to the success of GHHS and are always involved.
Making widespread impact across our community, learn about our all our initiatives.
A unique shopping experience and voted the #1 Thrift Store in Huntsville!
Follow along with the success of our mission & latest events in our blog.

A Haven for FeLV/FIV+ Cats​​

This facility offers a safe space for cats that are positive with FeLV (feline leukemia) and FIV (feline AIDS), with hopes of providing a space for education and adoption. The facility was converted from the original GHHS Thrift Store on the Johnson Road property.

Give a fur-ver home.

To begin your adoption process, please click the image of the pet you’d like to adopt to view more infurmation about that animal. 

Type of Animal
Animal Type
Age: 3 years, 6 months
Domestic Shorthair
Ms. B
Age: 3 years, 6 months
Mixed Breed (Medium)
Age: 7 years, 4 months
Domestic Longhair
Kurt Cobain
Age: 0 years, 3 months
Mixed Breed (Medium)
Age: 2 years, 2 months
Domestic Medium Hair
Age: 0 years, 3 months
Domestic Shorthair
Pet Pal Memberships
Pledge your support, Become an Animal Advocate

Your Pet Pal Membership creates a general fund account that allows us to use your donation without restriction. This helps us to cover emergency animal care expenses for the animals who need it most.

Pitch-In Pet Partners
Help cover the cost of medical expenses

Thanks to our Pitch In Pets fund, animals with serious illnesses and injuries were rehabilitated and adopted into their FURever loving homes.

King’s Community Kitchen
Providing low-income pet owners with food for their pets in times of financial difficulty.

By giving out dog and cat food, we can save lives and keep animals in their own homes. GHHS also donates food to other rescues & shelters, local organizations and community partners, to reach as many pet owners as possible.

Foster an adoptable animal
Provide a temporary home for an animal in need

Your generosity will provide young and old, injured and sick, abused and under socialized dogs and cats a chance to grow or heal before finding their forever homes. Fostering is a wonderful experience for you and your family ‐ you can feel good knowing you have helped save an animal’s life.

Our latest pawsome news

As you join our community to give animals second chances in our area, stay up to date with our latest news & events through our blog.

Support Local Music - Tres Locos and Angry Native, with Headliner alt-rock band SPONGE - tickets only $20!
The White Masquerade Party will be hosted on August 3, 2024 and is a cockTAIL party benefitting the GHHS Medical Fund!
Last year, we advocated for over 1,000 animals together. How many lives do you think we can change in 2024?
Thank you for joining us at our first Designer Bag Bingo!

Our Impact

2023 was a remarkable year for the Greater Huntsville Humane Society, and it would not have been possible without your incredible generosity.
Animals advocated for
Pets Adopted in 2023
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Foster or Volunteer?
Provide a temporary home for an animal in need.

Fostering is a wonderful experience for you and your family ‐ you can feel good knowing you have helped save an animal’s life.

Provide hands-on service at the GHHS shelter.

Volunteers can fill a variety of roles. You can volunteer in as many areas as you’d like, or focus on one particular job.