GREENSBURG DECATUR COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER
1635 WEST PARK ROAD
GREENSBURG, IN 47240
IF YOU ARE WANTING TO ADOPT A PET FROM THIS SHELTER PLEASE CALL 812-663-9081 IMMEDIATELY EACH DAY IS CRITICAL AND CAN BE A LIFE SAVED
IT CAN TAKE SEVERAL DAYS FOR E-MAIL INQUIRIES
Adoption appointment can be scheduled
Shelter closed on Sunday and Mondays
Please consider adopting a shelter pet, they are loving and forever grateful.
Time is important .Intake is large and space is limited, ONE DAY MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
Our shelter pets deserve a second chance at life.
All pets come fully vetted to date and spay/neutered .
Spaying or Neutering Is Good for Your Pet
Spaying and neutering helps dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives.
Spaying and neutering can eliminate or reduce the incidence of a number of health problems that can be very difficult or expensive to treat.
Spaying eliminates the possibility of uterine or ovarian cancer and greatly reduces the incidence of breast cancer, particularly when your pet is spayed before her first estrous cycle.
Neutering eliminates testicular cancer and decreases the incidence of prostate disease.
Spaying or Neutering Is Good for You
Spaying and neutering makes pets better, more affectionate companions.
Neutering cats makes them less likely to spray and mark territory.
Spaying a dog or cat eliminates her heat cycle. Estrus lasts an average of six to 12 days, often twice a year, in dogs and an average of six to seven days, three or more times a year, in cats. Females in heat can cry incessantly, show nervous behavior, and attract unwanted male animals.
Unsterilized animals often exhibit more behavior and temperament problems than do those who have been spayed or neutered.
Spaying and neutering can make pets less likely to bite.
Neutering makes pets less likely to roam the neighborhood, run away, or get into fights.
Spaying and Neutering Are Good for the Community
Communities spend millions of dollars to control unwanted animals.
Irresponsible breeding contributes to the problem of dog bites and attacks.
Animal shelters are overburdened with surplus animals.
Stray pets and homeless animals get into trash containers, defecate in public areas or on private lawns, and frighten or anger people who have no understanding of their misery or needs.
Some stray animals also scare away or kill birds and wildlife.
The best benefit of a shelter pet is many years of love and companionship that come with rescuing a shelter pet.
Greensburg/Decatur County Rabies Code
90.10 RABIES IMMUNIZATION REQUIRED.
It shall be unlawful for any person to harbor any dog which is over the age of six
months and which is not presently immunized against rabies and to allow such dog to run loose, with the result that bodily injury is inflicted on a human being. (76 Code, 5-36 and 5-37) Penalty, see 90.99
Note: Animal Control Officer will encourage code compliance.