Brownsville-Haywood County Animal Shelter

The Brownsville-Haywood County Animal Shelter, under the supervision of the Brownsville Police Department, is located on Russell Street in Brownsville. The shelter has a building with 18 pens inside and 3 large runs outside. All animals in the shelter are given ample food and water, are cleaned and kept in a clean, safe environment.

Healthy adoptable puppies are given their first shots and worm medicines when they are brought to the shelter. All cats and kittens are kept inside the shelter facility.

The shelter offers an adoption program to all qualified applicants. To adopt a pet, a person must fill out an application, pay $20 and sign an agreement that they will have the pet spayed or neutered.

Animal Control Officers are Mike Walker in the city and Michal Rhodes in the county. Donations are accepted at City Hall.

Brownsville-Haywood County Animal Shelter
217 South Russell Street
Brownsville, TN 38012
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Saturday: 8 a.m. to noon

Haywood County Humane Society

PO Box 565, Brownsville, TN 38012
Contact: Alice Nunn, 731-780-9037

For the past 20 years, the Haywood County Humane Society has spent tens of thousands of dollars assisting the lost and homeless animals in our county.

For many years, they would “pull” dogs from their shelter and foster them until they could travel to rescues in order to be adopted. Now, for the most part, the rescues are brought here. To keep our animals healthy, we spend thousands of dollars partnering with our shelter.

Some of the ways in which we help the animals include purchasing medicines, shot trays, paying veterinary bills, buying fans, new fencing, special dog beds, dog houses and transportation. Also, a Shelter Board was established to oversee the shelter. Several Humane Society members sit on that board.

If you are interested in helping to continue our support of the animals, you can make a donation by contacting us anytime!

As always, we thank you for your continued support of a cause that means so much to so many! The animals cannot thank you with words, but they will always wag a grateful tail.