2017 Animal Home ArticleCOVID-19 Response: Below is our current operation plan during this public health emergency to best protect the community, our employees and our animals.

Animal Control - Our animal control officers are responding to high priority calls only. If you have an emergency after our normal business hours, please call 911 to report your emergency.

Adoptions & Viewing - If you are interested in adopting a particular animal, we ask that you call us prior to visiting and consult with our staff. We want to ensure before you visit that the animal is a good fit for your home. We will work on making an appointment for you to visit us. Thank you for understanding our need to minimize our public viewing.

Animal Surrenders We are not accepting owner surrenders at this time. If you need help in re-homing your pet, please call us so that we can assist by offering resources to you.


The Madison County Animal Shelter is the animal enforcement agency for Madison 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.

Two 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 five (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 five (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 11:00AM to 4:15PM


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