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The Madison County Animal Shelter is the animal enforcement agency for animal artice 2Madison
County. This Shelter was established in accordance with the Kentucky Revised Statute and our mission is to provide services thatsafeguard the public health and safety and to care for the animals in its care.

This shelter will protect the animals in our county from abuse and neglect and provide its citizens with information concerning responsible ownership.

Three full time Animal Control Officers are employed and are empowered to enforce animal cruelty statutes, KRS 258 relating to canines, as well as County canine nuisance and licensing ordinances.

Sheltering Process

  • Canines turned in or picked up which have unknown owners are considered stray; Strays are housed in isolation for 5 days to give the owners an opportunity to claim them. Fees are involved in reclaiming a canine that is turned in as a stray. After 5 days unclaimed canines become property of the Madison County Animal Shelter.
  • Adoptable canines turned in by owners and canines belonging to the Madison County Animal Shelter can be adpoted Monday - Friday 12:00PM to Close and Saturday 12:00PM to Close.

This web site is designed to help us serve the citizens and the animals of our community. You may obtain information on animal adoption, licensing, laws, animal control programs, and upcoming events.

Our Address:
101 W Main Street
Richmond, KY, USA 40475
Hours of Operation:
Mon. to Fri. 8am to 4pm
(T) 859.624.4700
(F) 859.624.9140


County Information

Madison County is one of the fastest growing areas in Kentucky. It is rich in heritage and history. The County is unique in that it has two townships, Richmond and Berea. The County sits next to Fayette County with the Kentucky River as its border and is minutes away from Lexington. Madison County is a blend of urban, suburban and rural environments. It is a rapidly growing county enjoying both residential and industrial growth. As a tourist site, the County offers many attractions.

Area: 443 sq miles
Founded: 1786
Population: 84,786 (2012)
County Seat: Richmond, Kentucky