Thanks to the help of the Shelby County No Kill Mission and many other groups and individuals, we are now holding our very own in house spay and neuter clinics. We are doing this to ensure that all of the animals adopted from our shelter are spayed/neutered prior to going to their new home. We feel this is going to have a great impact on the overpopulation problem we face.
We need your help.
Donations are needed to keep this clinic going.
We are in great need of blankets, towels, 70% rubbing alcohol, gauze pads, betadine to be used in the clinic.
We can also use donations of dog food (no Ole' Roy, please), cat food (wet and dry), collars and leashes for the dogs, cat liter, trash bags, paper towels, and bleach to help with the daily care of the animals while they wait for homes.
All donations are tax deductible and you will receive a receipt to use with your taxes.
Your donations can be shipped or delivered to the Shelby County Animal Shelter at 266 Kentucky Street in Shelbyville, KY 40065. For help, you can call 502-633-0009.
Anyone interested in adopting or rescuing an animal from our shelter should contact the shelter either by phone at 502-633-0009, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, Shelbycountynkmissionfoster@gmail.com, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org or come to the shelter in person.
We do have an adoption process including an application. We make every effort ensure a direct adoption is a good placement. We work with the potential adopter to find the right pet for their home.
Dogs and puppies may be adopted with an approved adoption application for only $65.
Cats and kittens may adopted with an approved adoption application for only $40. Ask about our 2 for 1 specials and specials on barn cats.
Thanks to the Shelby County No Kill Mission, spay/neuter, updated shots/rabies, heartworm tested/FELV tested and microchips are included with all dog/cat adoptions.
What is the name of the pet you are interested in?______________
Is the pet you are interested in a cat or dog? Cat_____ Dog____ Other_____
Do you understand it is your moral and legal responsibility to have the dog/cat you choose Spayed or Neutered? Yes__________ No___________
What is your reason for adopting this animal?
Companion_____ Child’s Pet____ Family Pet___ Hunting___ Gift___ Breeding___
Who are you adopting this pet for? ____________________________
Do you currently own any pets? Yes___ No___
If yes, what kind of pets do you own? How many of each?______________________________________
What are their names? ______________________________________________________
When do their rabies shots expire? Date: ________________
Do your current pets have Rabies Shots and County License? Yes___ No___
Please provide the name and number for your current vet: _____________________________________________________________________
If you do not have a current vet, please give us the name and number of the vet you will use for your newly adopted animal: _____________________________________________________________________
How many dogs/cat/ferrets have you owned in the last 5 years? _________________
Where are they now? ___________________________________________________
Where are your current pets kept? Indoors___ Outdoors___ Both___ Kennel___ Chained___ Other___ (explain) _______________________________
Do you currently live in a: House___ Apartment___ Duplex___ Condominium___ Farm (more then 3 acres) ___
How long have you lived at this location? _________________________________
Do you rent or own? Rent___ Own___
If you rent, what is your landlord’s name and phone number? _________________________________________________
If you rent, when does your lease expire? ___________________________________
How many people live in the household? ___________________________________
How many of the people are children (under 18) and what are their ages? _____________________________________________________________________
Do you work? Yes___ No___
If yes, what is your work schedule? ________________________________________
How many hours will the animal be left alone? ______________________________
Do you have a fenced in yard? Yes___ No___
If yes, what type of fence do you have? ____________________________________
How high is the fence? _________________________________________________
If no, how will you contain your new pet? __________________________________
Are you currently providing preventative medicine for your current pets (ex: flea treatment, heartworm preventative, ect.)? Yes___ No___
How much do you plan to spend yearly on your new pet for food, toys, vet expenses, license, vaccinations, ect.? ______________________________________________
How much time will you allow your new pet to adjust to its new home and your lifestyle? _____________________________________________________________
What would constitute a reason for giving up your new pet? _____________________________________________________________________
Is everyone in your household in agreement to adopt this animal? Yes___ No___
Can you fulfill all the requirements needed for this pet? Yes___ No___
Do you agree to: If yes, please check.
1. Make a commitment of time and effort to take care of your new pet? ___
2. Feed and provide water for your new pet every day? ___
3. Provide veterinary care for your new pet so that he/she does not get sick? ___
4. Take care of your new pet by keeping him/her well groomed and free of all fleas, ticks, and matted fur. You will brush your new pet whenever necessary? ___
5. If you can not keep your new pet, for whatever reason, you will find a responsible home for him/her or return him/her to the shelter? ___
6. Not allow my new pet to run free outside unsupervised? ___
7. Love your new pet and make him/her part of the family? ___
8. Spay/neuter your new pet, if he/she is not already? ___
9. Train your new pet so that he/she is a welcome part of your family? ___
Dear NEW OWNER:
The Shelby County Animal Shelter takes the adoption of a dog/cat very seriously. Adopting a pet is a commitment for the pet’s lifetime. This pet will depend on you for its food, water, shelter, medical attention and companionship.
The dogs/cats available for adoption from the Shelby County Animal Shelter are what we term “random source” animals, meaning we accept unwanted dogs/cats from anyone in Shelby County. It is important to be aware that although we have checked the dog/cat for symptoms of disease and behavior problems, we cannot be certain that they are free of such problems. They could be incubating a disease or an inherited problem could manifest itself at a later time. Hidden behavior problems are also a possibility. These factors should be considered when adopting a shelter animal.
I realize that owning a companion animal has legal, moral and financial responsibilities, and I am willing to accept these responsibilities.
I am aware that my dog/cat must be restrained at all times and must be licensed yearly.
I agree to comply with all sections of the Shelby County Animal Ordinance (or your County/State Ordinance) and that I will not allow the dog/cat to become a nuisance to the community by barking(Dog), running at-large, breeding, trespassing, or causing property damage.
I agree to treat the animal in a humane manner, providing it with clean water, wholesome food, proper and clean shelter, and veterinary care.
If the animal is not yet sterilized, it must be surgically sterilized according to the time frame allowed on the voucher.
I understand that it is a violation of this agreement to transfer this dog/cat to any other party.
I further agree that the animal may be confiscated and legal action taken.
I relieve Shelby County Animal Shelter of any responsibility for the health of, or damages caused by this animal in the future.
Name of Adopter_____________________________________________Date____________________
Phone # _____________________________________________________________________
E-mail address ________________________________________________________________
By signing this document I am agreeing to comply with stipulations contained in the Placement Agreement. I certify that the information I have provided in this application is truthful and complete.
I also understand there is no refund of monies on vouchers or purchase of this dog/cat.
The Shelby County Animal Shelter is located at 266 Kentucky Street, Shelbyville, KY, 40065.
We are an open admissions animal shelter for Shelby County. We are governed by the Shelby County Fiscal Court and operated by Shelby County tax dollars. We accept all unwanted and stray animals in our county. We also perfom all neglect and abuse investigations for Shelby County.
The animals at our shelter are random source. We try hard to ensure the animals adopted from our shelter are healthy and free of undesirable temperments. We aggressively pursue solid adoptions and work with rescue groups, both purebred groups and others. We do not charge a pull fee for reputable resuce groups. Receiving rescues will be responsible for all vetting and transport of the animal(s) being pulled.
We are currently working with the Shelby County No Kill Mission and other non-profit groups to ensure the animals adopted are spayed/neutered before adoption.
We are working towards keeping Shelby County a no-kill county. In order to achieve this goal, Shelby County No Kill Mission is working with Shelby County Animal Shelter. The first step to achieving our no-kill goal is to have all animals at Shelby County Animal Shelter vetted and spayed/neutered. By doing this, the chances of adoptions and rescues increase significantly. This also will prevent accidental or unwanted litters of animals in the future.
Please help Shelby County become a no-kill county! Please consider donating/sponsoring an animal at Shelby County Animal Shelter. Click on the button below to contribute to this worthy cause!
There are 2 exits to Shelbyville from Interstate 64.
If you use Exit 35 on the east end of town, you will be on Hwy 53 going north toward Shelbyville when you exit the Interstate. Stay on Hwy 53 until you come to US 60, and go left (west). This will become a one-way street, Washington. At 10th St., take a left. Pass Main St. Pass Henry Clay. Then you will see an angled road to the right which is Kentucky St. Take Kentucky St. After you go over the rail road tracks, you will see Tap's Feed on your left, and then the Shelby County Animal Shelter.
If you use the exit on the west end of town, you will take 32B, which goes north. You will be on Hwy 55. Stay on Hwy 55 until you come to US 60, and you will merge right onto US 60. Stay on US 60 until you see the Dairy Queen on your right. At the next intersection (there's a light) take a right on Mack Walters Rd. After you go over 2 sets of rail road tracks, you will take a left onto Kentucky St. Kentucky curves and meanders a bit, but after you pass the county road department on your right, you'll come to the Shelby County Animal Shelter, also on your right.