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The Madison County Animal Shelter is the animal enforcement agency for 2015 animal article dogMadison
County. This Shelter was established in accordance with the Kentucky Revised Statute and our mission is to provide services that safeguard 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 adopted Monday - Friday 12:00PM to 4:45PM and Saturday 12:00PM to 3:45PM.

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. 8:00am to 4:30pm
(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 incorporated cities, Richmond and Berea. The County sits below Fayette County with the Kentucky River as its border. 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