Cruelty to animals is not only inhumane, it is illegal. The Mobile SPCA helps educate people about the laws regarding cruelty to animals. We have been instrumental in the seizure of wantonly abused animals and the prosecution and conviction of their owners.
Complaints of all animal neglect, abuse and cruelty must first be directed to your local animal shelter. This includes dogs, cats, exotics and livestock. If the shelter does not take action in a timely manner please call the Mobile SPCA and we will contact the shelter, too.
City of Mobile Animal Shelter — 208-2801; after hours 311
Mobile County Animal Shelter — 574-3647; after hours 574-8633
Prichard Animal Shelter — 452-7841; after hours 452-2211
Saraland Animal Shelter — 679-5570; after hours 675-5331
Current law states that all pets are required to have access to food, water and shelter.
THE LEASH LAW IN MOBILE, MOBILE COUNTY & STATE OF ALABAMA
There is no place in Mobile County that is exempt from the leash law. This includes all municipalities within Mobile County, whether incorporated or unincorporated.
THE STATE CODE IS 3-1-5:
Every person owning or having in charge any dog shall at all times confine such dog or dogs to the limits of his own premises or the premises on which such dog or dogs is or are regularly kept.
THE MOBILE COUNTY ORDINANCE IS SECTION 1-4:
Confinement of dogs on private premises. It shall be unlawful and punishable as a misdemeanor for any person owning, keeping, possessing, harboring or maintaining a dog to cause, permit or allow such dog to be at large on or about any place, lot or premises or portion of same within the county.
Restraint of dogs in public places and off private premises. It shall be unlawful and punishable as a misdemeanor for any person owning such dog to run or be at large upon any street, alley, thoroughfare, sidewalk or public place in the county.
THE MOBILE CITY CODE IS SECTION 7-48:
It shall be unlawful for any dog or cat to run at large in the city on public property or private property where the property owner has not consented to the animal's presence.