Johnson County Animal Control Click here for a list of pets at this shelter

Johnson County Animal Control

"Where compassion and compliance co-exist."

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Who We Are

We are an animal control facility as well as an animal shelter. The mission of the Department is to work in partnership with the community to address problems associated with pet overpopulation, to promote responsible pet ownership and to enhance the health and safety of the community through the adoption of pets and the enforcement of ordinances and laws regarding animal-related issues.

Come Visit Us!

Hours of operation:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday and Sunday CLOSED
Saturday 10:00a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Directions: From the crossroads of U.S. 31 and Commerce St in Franklin, travel east to the four way stop. Turn left (north) on Graham Road. We are immediately ahead on the left.

Johnson County Animal Control
2160 Graham Road
Franklin, IN 46131
Phone: 317-736-3924
Map to our shelter

Adoption and Shelter information email:

To report an animal control issue or inquire about Johnson County Ordinance please email Officer Delp at:

Holiday Hours

The shelter will be CLOSED in Observance of the following 2011 Holidays:

New Years Day.

Martin Luther King Day .

President's Day

Good Friday

Memorial Day

Independence Day

Labor Day
We will also be closed on Labor Day Weekend.

Columbus Day

General Election

Veteran's Day

Thanksgiving Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

New Year's Eve

Sugar-free Candy and Gum

Sugar-free candy and gum may be sweet enough for you, ASPCA News Alert readers, but they can possibly be toxic to your animal companions. According to the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC), xylitol--a sweetener found in certain sugar-free chewing gum, candies and other products--can potentially cause serious, even life-threatening problems for pets.
Based on data collected from the 40-plus related cases the center has managed since last July, canines who have ingested significant amounts of gum or candy solely or largely containing xylitol may develop a sudden drop in blood sugar, resulting in depression, loss of coordination and seizures. "These signs can develop quite rapidly, at times less than 30 minutes after ingestion," says Dr. Eric Dunayer, consulting veterinarian for the APCC. "Therefore, it is important that pet owners seek veterinary treatment immediately."
The APCC advises pet owners to be especially diligent about keeping candy, gum or other foods containing xylitol out of their animals' reach. For more information on how to protect your pet from potentially dangerous substances, please visit the ASPCA website at

Please Spay or Neuter Your Pet

All vets in your local city/ town can be contacted to schedule your pet's spay or neuter. You will be part of the solution by having your pet "fixed" - Call us if you have questions about why you should have your companion animal spayed or neutered. Or talk with your veterinarian. Please, make a difference and help prevent those unwanted litters...

Seeking Volunteers!

Volunteers needed to aid in fundraising, grooming animals, walking dogs, and other odd jobs. Times are flexible. Call for further information or to set up times to volunteer.

Shelter Wish List

We are always in need of supplies, such as:
Cat food and dog food canned or dry (adult or puppy/ kitten)
We are in desperate need of Clay Cat Litter (please no scoopable litter)
(We need to care for their "personal" needs)
Bleach & Liquid Lysol
(We need to keep the place clean and germ-free!)
Paper towels and cleaning supplies of various types
(Some of the dogs aren't housebroken when we get them and accidents happen! :)
Old towels or blankets
(Alot of these guys come in pretty dirty, so we have to clean them up! Then they need a nice warm place to lay.)
Monetary donations
(Of course, these are always welcome also!)

Adopting a friend

All animals adopted at the shelter receive vaccinations (including rabies certificate), microchip, and a spay/neuter certificate.

New owners are required to take their adopted animal to the specified veterinarian (on the spay/neuter certificate) within the given time frame to have the spay/neuter completed.

Dog and Cat adoption fees are: $115.00
We only accept CASH or CHECK- NO CREDIT CARDS!

Interested applicants must complete the following:
Complete a one page application, there is a possible 24-hour waiting period.
Be over 18 years of age and have a valid identification card. (Valid identification cards include any picture government identifcation - Driver's Lisence or ID, military identification, or passport)
Own their own home or have written permission from their landlord to own an animal.
Meet the animal prior to adoption - We do hold an animal for 24 hours, we will not accept holds over the phone.
Be in compliance with any previous adoptions.

Microchip Information - Permanent Identification

You can now have a microchip inserted under your animals' skin at the Animal Shelter!
The microchip is a permanent identification that can be used to return your pet to you. Most animal shelters and veterinary clinics have the capabilities to scan the chip implanted in your animal. This will give them your information and the animal will be returned to you. Most animals surrendered at the shelter or picked up by an officer do not have collars or tags. These animals have a lower possiblity of being reunited with their owner.
Here is some important information: Microchipping cost $25.00
No appointment is needed and there is no limit to the number of animals you can have microchipped!!


Protect your pet. ShelterCare Pet Insurance Programs

Alleviate the financial stress associated with your petís unexpected medical expenses and generate funds for our shelter at the same time! Simply apply for a ShelterCare Pet Insurance Program by using the ShelterCare banner-link.
Hereís how it works: ShelterCare Pet Insurance Programs cover you when your pet needs essential veterinary care from an illness or injury. Also, every time a completed application for a ShelterCare program is generated through our shelterís website, we automatically receive a $25 donation to help cover common needs like blankets, litter and food. This donation is of no cost to you and provides us with essential funds. Make the right move and enroll today!

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