Madison County Animal Control

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3210 South Hi-Lo Circle, Huntsville, AL 35811

Hours: 7:30 am-3:30 pm, Monday-Friday 

(256) 532-1519 or (256)532-1651

Fax: (256) 532-1571

Mike Fritz, Director


The county-wide mandatory licensing program provides primary regulation of pet animals by requiring annual vaccination and registration of dogs and cats three months of age or older, and by requiring that pet animals be tagged. You must bring proof of vaccination and proof of alteration to the Animal Control Office to obtain an animal tag. The charge is $6 for unaltered dogs and cats and $3 for altered animals.  

You can also complete an application and mail it to our office along with the supporting documents and appropriate fee.

Pet licenses may also be obtained at the following district offices:

District One Commission Office
9457 Moores Mill Road
New Market, Alabama 35761

District Three East Commission Office
4273 Highway 72 East
Brownsboro, AL 35741

District Three Commission Office
161 Walnut Street
New Hope, AL 35760

District Four Commission Office
6084 Highway 53
Harvest, AL 35749

If you suspect that your pet has been picked up and taken to the animal shelter, please call 256-532-1519 to inquire.  Madison County Animal Control does not operate an animal shelter; all animals impounded in Madison County and the city limits of Huntsville are transported to the Huntsville Animal Services location at 4950 Triana Blvd.  We also encourage you to go to the shelter and walk through to search for your pet.  The reason we ask you to do this is because if a citizen has possibly taken your pet to the shelter, we would not have a record of your pet possibly being left at the shelter.

The Animal Control Department Field Enforcement Program removes stray, abandoned, and feral domestic animals from the community. It also regulates pet animals in order to minimize personal injury, property damage, livestock destruction, and various public nuisances associated with free ranging, unregulated animals.

Departmental Services include: Impoundment and shelter of stray, abandoned, and nuisance animals; humane trapping of nuisance domestic animals; emergency transport of injured animals, identification and return of lost pets, animal cruelty/neglect investigation; enforcement of state and local animal control laws; investigation of animal bites; humane education; community resources pertaining to animal behavior, care, welfare, and regulation.

This department serves rural Madison County outside the city limits of Huntsville and Madison.

Local Legislation and Code of Alabama as it relates to Animal Control in Madison County

Madison County Commission 1987 Resolution requires dogs be confined to premises.

Madison County Commission Dangerous Dog Resolution Effective May 1, 2013

Please visit the Madison County Animal Control Facebook page for information posted by citizens regarding lost and found pets.


Huntsville City Animal Control 256-883-3788

The City of Huntsville has a lost animal map link that shows from what areas animals are picked up daily from all of Madison County.

Madison City Animal Control 256-772-5694

Huntsville Animal Services (Animal Complaints) 256-883-3788

Animal Shelter 256-883-3782

4950 Triana Blvd., Huntsville, AL 35805

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Greater Huntsville Humane Society

The Ark Inc.



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