General Shelter Information
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Would you like to join the ranks of shelter membership? Please fill out the membership form and send in your payment.

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Donate to the shelter

Blount County Animal Shelter, Inc. (BCASI), 501C(3) is a No-Kill shelter. Because of its 501C(3) status, your donations are tax deductible. Please make checks payable to Blount County Animal Shelter and mail them to:

Blount County Animal Shelter
PO Box 310
Locust Fork, 35097

Or, you can donate at the bank. To give dogs in need hope, please make a donation to Blount County Animal Shelter, Inc. at any Regions Bank.

Sam, the Van - Thanks to ASPCA

Special Connections Transport, on the move for animals, made possible a grant from the ASPCA and the Greater Birmingham Community Foundation's Remy Fund. 

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Directions to the shelter

The shelter is open by appointment only.

Carl Coleman Center
4141 County Highway 13
Locust Fork, 35097

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History of Blount County Animal Shelter

Blount County Animal Shelter, Inc. (BCASI) was formed in 2002 to address the problem of stray and abandoned animals. Local law enforcement estimated that thousands of stray dogs ran in packs in the rural areas. Our movement was instrumental in the hiring of the  first ever animal control officer.  We partnered with county government to  equip an animal control facility that opened in 2005.  After setting up the initial operations for the animal control facility, BCASI moved to its current headquarters in the Carl Coleman Center in Locust Fork.  This location serves as our corporate office, meeting place and staging area for animals.  It is humble, but belongs to us.

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Volunteering opportunities

There are many ways to help the shelter with your volunteering efforts.

  • Fostering animals: One day can be the difference between life and death. Many animals are euthanized because one more day was needed in order to find a foster home or a permanent home. There is a need for short-term emergency care, a day or two. If you are willing and able to help, please call the BCASI office at 205-647-8340 and leave your name phone number for a contact or Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • Fundraising and educational events
  • Transportation of pets
  • Pick-up and delivery of food supplies

Wish list

 Do you have any of these items to donate?

  • Chain link fencing
  • Plastic play pens
  • Electrical work
  • Tarps
  • Cat flea medsDog houses
  • Flee and tick products
  • Kennels
  • Crates
  • Carriers
  • Leashes
  • Collars
  • Toys
  • Office supplies
  • Cleaning supplies

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