Our mission is to enforce the laws of Lauderdale County and control the population of unwanted animals. We provide temporary shelter for stray, abandoned, and surrendered animals with the purpose of finding their owners or adopting them out to new homes. With the goal in mind to decrease our unwanted pet population, the animal shelter educates the public on proper pet ownership along with promoting spaying and neutering their pets.

We believe every adoption counts and every pet matters.


Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm, Closed all major holidays


Adoptions Hours:  9:30-11:30 & 1:30-4:30


Adoption fees: Cats $40, Dogs $60, Dogs 50lbs or more $75

Rocky Rockette, Director

email: rrockette@lauderdalecounty.org


Address: 6100 Rocky Lane |  Marion, MS 39342


Phone numbers:

Adoptions/Animal Control: 601.485.1849

Director: 601.485.1956

Fax: 601.485.2525



Animal control complaint forms need to be emailed to animalcontrol@lauderdalecounty.org