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Alabama Puppy Mill Project

Help us stop the cruelty of puppy mills in Alabama. Learn more about how you can get involved.

Pet Surrendering

The Greater Birmingham Humane Society (GBHS) would like to find a home for every animal we receive. However, you should be aware that adoption from our facilities may not be possible even for healthy, friendly, well-behaved pets.

Volunteer at GBHS

If you’re 16 years of age or older and have at least eight hours a month to commit to helping our pets, then we want you to join our volunteer team! The GBHS volunteers serve in a variety of ways, utilizing a wide range of skill sets.

Keep in Touch

If you would like more information about the Greater Birmingham Humane Society and the services we provide, please navigate to our contact page for more information.

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Success Stories

The GBHS is always excited to receive updates from our adopters. You may view some of our most recent success stories below or click on Archives at the top to view some of our older success stories. Thank you to all who have chosen to give one of our worthy pets a loving home!

How do I surrender a pet?

Bring your driver’s license or identification with you. Your pet should be securely confined in a carrier or on a leash. Bring your pet’s veterinary records and any medications he/she requires. You may donate unused food, cat litter, grooming supplies, toys or bedding.


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GBHS Blog Posts



GBHS partners with local advocates to introduce Puppy Mill Bill in 2017 Legislative session

Become a member of the Alabama Puppy Mill Project! GBHS...

Pet of the Week: Buggie Boo

Those eyes…that underbite! Meet Buggie Boo, a sweet one year...

Babe Ruff’s Bark in the Park!

Hey batter batter, bark! Join the Greater Birmingham Humane Society...

GBHS Auxiliary

This website was funded through the generosity of the Greater Birmingham Humane Society Auxiliary. In 1979, a small group of women founded the Greater Birmingham Humane Society Auxiliary (GBHSA). The purpose of the organization was to assist the Greater Birmingham Humane Society by volunteering and raising funds to support their many programs and community efforts. That practice continues today, as the Auxiliary celebrates more than 30 years of service. 

Greater Birmingham Humane Society

“The GBHS Mission is to promote the humane treatment of people and animals through education, advocacy and services”