Cleveland/Bolivar County Animal Shelter

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We are always in need of volunteers, pet treats, donations, blankets, pet crates, paper towels, bath towels...just anything that may be needed to care for the animals I have put together a list of our needs to make life just a little easier for our shelter animals: Newspapers Paper Towels Bleach Clorox Wipes Dry Dog food Dry cat food cat litter Treats for dogs Toys Bones Can food We go through lots of cleaning supplies, toys. Food, food, food. Because the animals come from less than perfect situations, we need to make sure we make the situations better for them and make it feel like home here to them.

Who We Are

The Cleveland-Bolivar County Animal Shelter was founded in 1989. The shelter was a very small 12 run concrete block building that didn't even have a door. In 1992, the City of Cleveland and Bolivar County jointly erected a 30x50 facility with 20 runs and a small cat room. Within 10 years it became painfully obvious that the shelter was not big enough. It took 3 more years of planning, raising money and meetings, but the new Cleveland-Bolivar County Animal Shelter is now a premier facility that is in the forefront of leadership for surrounding communities. It now has 52 runs on the inside and 23 outdoor runs. We would love for anyone to drop by and see how the shelter looks.

Please feel free to contact us at any time and drop by!

Adopting a Friend

Adopting an animal is a very serious undertaking. People that are considering adopting a pet should carefully consider both the positive and negative aspects of owning a pet. Ask yourself first and foremost, are you willing to care for this pet the rest of its life NO MATTER WHAT? Are you financially able to care for a pet even in an emergency? Do you have proper facilities for a large dog? a small dog? a cat? Does your future include a pet? Will you take your pet on vacation? If not who will be their caretaker? Are you willing to pay someone to care for your pet if the need arises? Are you a responsible pet owner? Are you willing to help control the pet overpopulation by having your pet spayed or neutered? Are you willing to take the responsibility for damages that your pet may cause? Are you willing to provide a safe environment for your pet, no matter the cost? Have you thought this through? If you have not considered that the adoption of a pet is a life time commitment, please do NOT adopt a pet. You are not helping an animal if you adopt it and then abandon it. So please think about the future when adopting a pet. Adopting pets out is very important to us, however, we are dedicated to placing the unwanted in PERMANENT homes. We reserve the right to refuse to adopt and animal to anyone. "Because we care"

Come Visit Us!

We are open Tue-Fri. from 10 am to 5:00 and Sat. from 10-2 The shelter is closed on Sunday and Monday.

Turn off Hwy 61 west on Carpenter St and go through 2 stop signs. After the 2nd stop sign, about 1.2 blocks, you will see a trailer park and our Animal Shelter sign, take a right immediately before the trailer park and you will see a large tan metal building. That is our home! COME SEE US!

Cleveland/Bolivar County Animal Shelter
200 W. Carpenter St.
Cleveland MS 38732
Phone: 662-846-1155
Cleveland/Bolivar Co. Animal Shelter 200 West Carpenter Street Cleveland, Ms. 38732 (662) 846-1155 Email: