About Us



In the fall of 2014, the Madison County Pet Shelter, Inc. board voted to change the doing-business-as name to Paws and Claws Pet Shelter. The board had two reasons:

1) To emphasize that the shelter is not a government entity. The pet shelter is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt charity that relies on private donations to help homeless pets in Madison County, Arkansas.

2) To emphasize the change in management philosophy that began in August 2014. The new attitude rejects the conventional idea of "making room" for incoming animals.

Adopting A Friend

All of our pets will have had an examination and behavioral evaluation by our staff, vaccinations, deworming medication, flea and tick treatment and spay or neuter surgery. Usual rates: $65 for dog adoptions, $45 for cat adoptions and $10 for our "wild" barn cats.  

Who We Are

We are a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the rescue & rehabilitation of the strays in the Huntsville and Madison County area.  


Come Visit Us

 Directions from Fayetteville: - Hwy 74 to Huntsville. Watch for Airport Rd. 980 to the right (Lg EMS headquarters on corner). Take slight jog to the left at Madison Co. Recycling Center. At T (6555) take a right. Shelter will be on your right.

Alternate route: Hwy 45 to Hwy 412 into Huntsville. Take a left at Hwy 74 junction. Go about 1/2 mile to Airport Rd 980 on your left. Continue as above.

Madison County Pet Shelter 2075 Madison 6555  Huntsville,Arkansas 72740


Phone: 479-738-1505 Email: mcpshelter1@gmail.com 

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