Switzerland County Animal Shelter

Switzerland County Animal Shelter

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NEWS

Your 2009 Indiana State Fair Grand Champion Kitten "Norbit" was adopted by Isaac Hart from the Switzerland County Animal Shelter! Congratulations to Isaac and Norbit!

We have many missing pet inquiries here at the shelter. If you happen to find a stray, let us know incase it is someone's lost pet! We have had some success in reuniting pets with their families.

DONATIONS


Donate a Bed
Looking for a meaningful and lasting gift for a Pet Lover? Donate a Kuranda dog bed to one of our dogs in the name of a friend or family member. A personalized Gift Card will be mailed to them to inform them of the wonderful gift you have selected for them.
Donate a Kuranda dog bed.

The Switzerland County Animal Shelter accepts donations of:

Dog & Cat Care

Proud Paws dog/puppy food -can be purchased at Bear Branch Supply- (MUCH NEEDED)

Purina dry cat/kitten food

Kitty Litter

Bones/Treats

Durable Chew Toys (i.e. Kongs) (MUCH NEEDED)

Shelter Maintenance

Towels, Sheets/Blankets, Rugs

Beds (can be ordered from above Kuranda link)

Nylon Collars & Leashes

Cleaning Equipment

Bleach (MUCH NEEDED)

Dawn dish soap

Large Garbage bags (39 gallon)

Tall Kitchen Gabage bags

Zipper Baggies

Laundry Detergent (MUCH NEEDED)

Paper Towels (MUCH NEEDED)

Office Supplies

White Copy paper

Laminating Sheets

Rescue Supplies

New or used plastic travel crates (sizes Medium & Intermediate MUCH NEEDED)

Gas Cards

Any time anyone would like to volunteer to help give some extra attention to the sweathearts here at the shelter

The Animal Rescue Site

WHO WE ARE

The Switzerland County Animal Shelter is a County operated animal care and control facility, opened in September of 2007.

ADOPTING A FRIEND

To adopt a pet from our site, just send an email to us or give us a call! There is an one page, two sided application to fill out.

Your newly adopted pet will be paid for, then will be picked up following the pet's spay/neuter surgery.

CAT ADOPTION FEES HAVE BEEN WAIVED AND KITTENS ARE HALF PRICE FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE!

Adoption Fees NEW FEBRUARY 2013:

Dogs and Puppies - $100

$50 will be reimbursed upon receipt of the following: Vaccination (DHLPP), General De-worming, Flea/Tick Treatment, Heartworm Testing (over 6 months), Rabies (over 3 months) and Spay/Neutering.

Cats and Kittens - $50

$25 will be reimbursed upon receipt of the following: Vaccination (FVRCP/FeLV), General De-worming, Flea/Tick Treatment, Feline Leukemia (FeLV/FIV) Testing (over 6 months), Rabies (over 3 months) and Spay/Neutering)

We accept check or cash as payment.

I Rescued a Human Today

I rescued a human today. Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels. I felt her need instanly and knew I had to help her. I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn't be afraid. As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage. I didn't want her to know that I hadn't been walked today. Sometimes the shelter keepers get too busy and I didn't want her to think poorly of them. As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn't feel sad about my past. I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone's life. She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me. I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her. Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship. A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well. Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms. I would promise to keep her safe. I would promise to always be by her side. I would promise to do everything I could see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes. I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor. So many more are out there who haven't walked the corridors. So many more to be saved. At least I could save one. I rescued a human today.

UPCOMING EVENTS

SCAS will be closed Friday, July 4, 2014 in observance of Independence Day

SCAS will be closed the following days the week of July 12-19: Saturday 7/12, Tuesday 7/15 with limited hours on Thursday 7/17 and Friday 7/18.

COME VISIT US!

We are located behind the Switzerland County Highway Garage on the East Enterprise/Hwy 56 end of McCreary's Ridge.

DIRECTIONS

From Cincinnati: Take Interstate 71S to exit 55 make a right onto KY1039 (towards the Love’s station) continue 5 miles and cross the Markland Dam. At stop sign make a left on to Hwy 156. Follow Hwy 156 approximately 1.5 miles and make a left turn onto Log Lick Road. Follow Log Lick Road approximately 3-5 miles to McCreays Ridge Road. Make a slight right on to McCreays Ridge Road continue approximately 5 miles to the left turn into the Switzerland County Highway Department driveway and follow it around to the Animal Shelter.

From Louisville: Take Interstate 71N to exit 55 make a left onto KY1039 (towards the Love’s station) continue 5 miles and cross the Markland Dam. At stop sign make a left on to Hwy 156. Follow Hwy 156 approximately 1.5 miles and make a left turn onto Log Lick Road. Follow Log Lick Road approximately 3-5 miles to McCreays Ridge Road. Make a slight right on to McCreays Ridge Road continue approximately 5 miles to the left turn into the Switzerland County Highway Department driveway and follow it around to the Animal Shelter.

From Lexington: Take Interstate 71N to exit 55 make a left onto KY1039 (towards the Love’s station) continue 5 miles and cross the Markland Dam. At stop sign make a left on to Hwy 156. Follow Hwy 156 approximately 1.5 miles and make a left turn onto Log Lick Road. Follow Log Lick Road approximately 3-5 miles to McCreays Ridge Road. Make a slight right on to McCreays Ridge Road continue approximately 5 miles to the left turn into the Switzerland County Highway Department driveway and follow it around to the Animal Shelter.

From Indianapolis: Take Interstate 74S to exit 149 (Batesville), make a slight right on to Hwy 229. Turn left onto Hwy 46 at light. Follow Hwy 46 approximately 3 miles to the intersection of Hwy 129. Follow Hwy 129 16 miles; make a right onto US 50/Hwy 129 continue 4 miles; turn left at light onto US 421/Adams St/Hwy 129 continue .5 miles; make a left onto Hwy 129 and continue 13 miles. At the intersection of Hwy 129/Hwy 250, make a left turn onto Hwy 250 continue 11 miles to East Enterprise. At the intersection of Hwy 250/Hwy 56, make a right turn onto Hwy 56 continue approximately 1 mile to McCrearys Ridge Road. Turn left into the Switzerland County Highway Department driveway and follow it around to the Animal Shelter.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday - 10:00-3:30

Tuesday - 10:00-3:30

Wednesday - Closed

Thursday - 10:00-5:00

Friday - 10:00-3:30

Saturday - 8:00-12:00

Sunday - Closed


Switzerland County Animal Shelter
12468 McCrearys Ridge
Florence, IN 47020
Phone: 812-534-3090

Email: switzcoanimalshelter@yahoo.com
Click here for a list of pets at this shelter



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