The Mobile SPCA is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization whose mission is to provide compassionate care, shelter, food, and medical attention to the animals entrusted to us while promoting adoptions, spay and neuter initiatives, responsible pet ownership and community education.

The Mobile SPCA has been contacted numerous times recently about tethered dogs being left outside in this horrible cold. Here are some things you should know.

Only the POLICE and ANIMAL CONTROL at the municipal shelter that serves the area where the dog is located have the legal authority to investigate neglect/abuse reports. Without the involvement of law enforcement, the Mobile SPCA cannot assist on private property so as much as we would like to help, we simply cannot be your first contact for help.


Call 311 or 208-2800 during the day, or call the police department at 208-7211 any time the shelter is closed. The City Shelter told 311 and MPD that during this cold weather any call to check conditions on dogs with no shelter will be dispatched immediately.

If you take these steps but you know that no one responded, PLEASE CALL AGAIN! Continue to call until you know that the situation has been investigated.

NOTE: While the situation may be frustrating, please remember to be polite to authorities when you speak to them. They are after all on our side and want to help not only us but the animals.

Sometimes you may feel that no one showed up but that may not be the case. Just because you didn't see AC or the police at your neighbor's house does not mean they weren't there. It's possible they investigated but found no cause. Unfortunately, we must all work within the confines of the law. Simply because you or I think an animal is being neglected or abused does not mean it is an enforceable offense. Our laws state very clearly that a tethered dog must have access to water, food and shelter. "Adequate shelter" to one person is a far cry from what it is to another. But until such time as our laws are changed for the better, that's what we've got to work with.  

If you have contacted the proper authorities but you feel confident they have not responded to your request, THEN please send an email to with the following information:

When you called (date and time), who you spoke to (name), and the address of the dog you think is in peril. If you can safely take a photo or get a video supporting what you believe to be neglect or abuse, include that as well because that is VERY HELPFUL. Our staff will then contact the people to whom you spoke, provide them with any additional information you may have (including photos/videos), attempt to follow up with them, and relay whatever information we receive back to you.

But it all starts with YOU! Contact the proper authorities, follow up with them until you believe they have responded, get proof if possible, and then contact us if the dog is still in danger.

Thank you for always speaking up for those innocent creatures who have no voice to protect themselves.

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My name is Irving. I am a sweet little dog that loves everyone! I am about 2 years old and only 12 pounds. I am up to date on my vaccines and I have been neutered. I also have a microchip. Stop by the SPCA and meet me soon.If you are interested in Irving or any of our cats and dogs please call (251) 633-3531 or complete the online

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Don't forget we
recycle for cash!

Please bag up your aluminum and drop it by the office. Our own Mr. Roy crushes all the donated aluminum and bags it up for recycle. In 2014 he has crushed a whopping 3,341 pounds of aluminum and raised $2,461 — that aluminum means cash to buy supplies for the animals. We also recycle cell phones, old electric cords, Christmas lights, brass, copper, gold, silver and ink cartridges.


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