The Animal Placement Specialist posts pictures and a short blurb of information about the animals in the shelter. Behavior evaluation data is available upon request. The shelter uses Facebook and Petfinder to post available animals.
Adopters provide their current contact information, a copy of their driver’s license (or other, valid photo ID), and must sign an adoption contract. If the animal is not yet sterilized and is eligible to be sterilized an appointment is made for a contracted veterinarian of the of the adopter’s choosing. When the adoption fee is paid the animal is then transported to the vet by staff for sterilization and rabies vaccination, and the adopter picks the animal up from the vet upon release by the veterinarian. If the animal is not eligible to be sterilized (due to age/weight, for example), the adoption fee is waived, and the adopter must contact BARC to set up a BARC spay/neuter voucher during the adoption process. The voucher and voucher payment are taken by shelter staff (later to be delivered to BARC), and the adopter takes the animal home the same day. The adopter is also given a letter regarding the rabies vaccine requirement if necessary. BARC keeps track of all vouchers and ensures the animal(s) are sterilized as is required under Alabama law. A copy of the BARC voucher can be provided to you upon request. It is a misdemeanor to fail or refuse to comply with Alabama’s sterilization law. Any person failing or refusing to comply will be subject to a fine of a minimum of fifty dollars ($50.00) not to exceed two hundred dollars ($200.00).
Yes. The board consists of eleven (11) members, to include the following:
Eight (8) members designated by the Commission, with each Commissioner appointing two (2) members; and
One (1) member appointed by the Baldwin County Sheriff; and
One (1) member appointed by the Baldwin County District Attorney; and
One (1) practicing veterinarian licensed by the Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, that is designated by the Commission; and
The remainder of the board is made up of Baldwin County citizens that are affiliated with rescues and/or are devoted to animal welfare.
Currently there are three (3) veterinarians, one (1) Deputy Sheriff, two (2) members of the Baldwin County Humane Society, and the remainder is made up of Baldwin County citizens that are affiliated with rescues and/or are devoted to animal welfare.
If you find a stray domestic animal and are located within the jurisdiction of the county please call the shelter at 251-972-6834 but do not bring the animal to the shelter. Even if you can keep the animal for a few days while searching for the owner yourself, it’s very important to contact the shelter as soon as you’ve found the animal. You can also submit a found pet report on the shelter website at http://baldwincountyal.gov/departments/animal-shelter/lost-or-found-pet