ASPCI is a non-profit 501(c) (3) animal welfare organization that has no geographical borders when it comes to saving the lives of dogs and cats in certain situations. 

They receive no government funding and are dependent on donations of caring people, grants from foundations, fundraising events and adoption fees for funding.  ASPCI currently manages five (5) animal welfare programs.  These programs are only doable by working with committed volunteers, foster homes, local veterinarians and other supporters in the community.  The programs are foster care for dogs, pet adoption events, animal rescue, a managed admission program and SNAP.


SNAP is our low-cost spay/neuter assistance program.  Dog and cat owners with household income below $49,000 annually may purchase a low-cost spay/neuter certificate that is honored by seven veterinary’s clinics in the surrounding area.  SNAP certificates are $55.00 for dogs and $35.00 for cats.  All participating veterinarians require that animals be up to date on vaccinations.  For an additional $35.00 vaccinations can be included in the certificate.  SNAP certificates are available Monday and Tuesday from 9AM to Noon at ASPCI’s administrative office which is located in Pell City at 2681 Martin Street South, Suite 202.  Learn more about the SNAP program by clicking here.

Foster Program

ASPCI is 100% dependent on their network of foster families who volunteer to provide temporary care for dogs and/or puppies for short periods of time. They are then taken to an adoption event or transported to another reputable rescue organization.  Anyone interested in becoming a foster-parent may complete and submit a prescreening application on line at ASPCI’s website (  A foster coordinator will contact you to explain the program.  Click here for our foster FAQs or to submit an application to foster.

Managed Admission Program (MAP)

ASPCI’s Managed Admission Program (MAP) is a new concept in the local area and ASPCI would like for the community to understand the concept.  If you own a dog and can no longer care for it, you may submit a prescreening application on line at their website ( If ASPCI has a foster-care family available to provide temporary care and the dog has no issues that would prevent it from being adopted, consideration will be given to accepting the dog into the program.  If accepted into the Managed Admission Program, ASPCI will then take ownership and work diligently to place the pet into a new loving home.  ASPCI does not accept stray animals.  The program is designed to assist anyone who has a beloved pet and can no longer keep it.  ASPCI also partners with Lakeside Hospice in their “Pet Peace of Mind” program in which hospice patients who can no longer keep their pets are accepted through ASPCI’s MAP program. This is a perfect fit for our MAP program.  Click here to learn more about admissions or submit an admissions application.

Adoption Program

Animals available for adoption from ASPCI will be posted on our Facebook page ( and on ( If you are interested in adopting an animal in ASPCI’s care, please contact us at  A representative will be in touch with you and arrange a visit with the animal. Cash is the only payment option at this time.