Animals housed at the Madison County Animal Shelter can be viewed from noon until 15 minutes PRIOR to close each day we are open (last 15 minutes are used to feed and complete any final adoption paperwork). You are welcome and encouraged to come visit all of our animals in our shelter and take one home with 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.
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.
- 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.