About Us

Lee County Humane Society developed in 1974 as the solution to the growing problem of stray animals in our community. A group of hard-working and concerned volunteers took animals into their homes to foster, love and try to find forever homes. LCHS acquired property on Highway 280 in 1976 and the shelter found its home. Through donations and a community effort, the volunteer run organization hired staff and eventually began adding on to the facility.

This facility served the citizens and animals of Auburn and Opelika well for many years. In 1990 the expansion of Highway 280, allowed the state to purchase the current shelter and LCHS began its search for a new home. With the combined funds from the sale of the Highway 280 property, Auburn, Opelika and Lee County governments as well as the estate of L. Biggin, we began construction of our new facility on Ware Drive.

It is in this facility that we work every day to ensure we are meeting the needs of companion animals in our community. This is where our residents live and our staff and volunteers spend countless hours caring for these animals. We work to meet the needs of our community through adoption and education programs. We are fortunate to be part of community that truly cares about the welfare of its companion animals.

Location and Hours

Lee County Humane Society
1140 Ware Drive
Auburn, AL 36832
(334) 821-3222
Visiting and Adoption Hours
We are closed for visitors and adopters on Mondays this gives us more time to love on our fur babies! You are welcome to stop by if you are looking for a missing pet, or if you have a stray to turn in. We also need time to make sure all of our animals are cleaned and fed before visitors come, so we ask you wait until we are done cleaning before you come by to visit.
12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Business Hours
If you are looking for a lost pet, looking to turn in a stray, or needing to talk to LCHS during our business hours we are open the following times, we ask that you wait until we are open for adoption hours if you are looking to add a new member to your family.
Monday (We are not open for adoptions on Monday)
8:30-2:30 p.m.
8:30-5 p.m.

*Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult (18 years or older).