The Effingham County Animal Shelter is located at 307 Hwy 119 North in Springfield, between Railroad Avenue and the Effingham County prison.

New Animal Shelter Operation Hours

Office Hours


Monday – Friday

8:30am to 5:00pm


Kennel Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

10:30am – 4:00pm


Thursday Kennel Hours

1:00pm – 4:00pm



Saturday and Sunday

The shelter has a number of very adoptable pets that need loving, permanent homes. The adoption fee is $45. Please note that all animals adopted from the shelter must be spayed or neutered.

If you live near this area and are missing a pet, please come by the shelter and fill out a lost card. However, with the large number of animals we see, please check at the shelter frequently to see if your pet may have shown up.

Should you need to contact Effingham County Animal Control

Effingham County Animal Shelter office number is 912-754-2109


Effingham County Animal Control/Humane Enforcement number is 912-754-4195