About Us


Donations for the animals.

Thanks to the help of the Shelby County No Kill Mission, 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 email Kelly at Scnkm01@gmail.com

Adopting A Friend

Adopting a friend

Anyone interested in adopting or rescuing an animal from our shelter should  e-mail us at  Shelbycountynkmissionfoster@gmail.com, or scnkm01@gmail.com, 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 $150 for dogs 1 year and over and $200 for puppies

Cats and kittens may be adopted with an approved adoption application for only $50 for cats over 1 year and $75 for kittens. Ask about our 2 for 1 specials and specials on barn cats.

We also offer sponsored animals!

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.

Please email the following for an application:

Puppies & Dogs: Shelia at Shelbycountynkmissionfoster@gmail.com 

Kittens & Cats: Kelly at Scnkm01@gmail.com

Who We Are

The Shelby County No Kill Mission is a nonprofit organization that works with the Shelby County Animal Shelter.  We are a volunteer based group that was founded in 2008, to help provide medical care and anything needed to help the animals at the county run open door admission shelter find forever homes or rescues.  Shelby County No Kill Mission provides all cat vaccines and felv testing for the shelter's cats/kittens.  We operate, supply and run the spay/neuter clinic for the shelter.  We provide heartworm testing, as well as treatment for the shelter dogs.  We provide all medications and emergency care to the those animals that enter the shelter program.  We provide martingale collars and leashes for those animals leaving on transport.  The Shelby County No Kill Mission provides microchips for all adopted animals.  We provide a foster care program for the shelter's animals as well as host and participate in off site adoption events.  We have hosted and will continue to host as finances allow, free spay/neuter clinics to the Shelby County residents.  We helped achieve no kill status for the county shelter 2009 and for the following years have maintained it.
The Shelby County No Kill Mission is a volunteer based group.  We do not have a building and do not take animals outside of the county.  We help the Shelby County Animal Shelter's adoptable animals.  We depend on donations and volunteers to continue our mission.

Please visit our website for ways to help our mission:  www.shelbycountynokillmission.com.

Come Visit Us

Come Visit Us!

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.

Office Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10 A.M. - 7 P.M.
Wednesday: 10 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Thursday: 10 A.M. - 7 P.M.
Friday: 10 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Satuday: 10 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Sunday: Closed

Call ahead for available Holiday Adoption Hours.

Shelby County Animal Shelter
266 Kentucky Street
Shelbyville, KY 40065

Click here for a list of pets at this shelter

Contact Shelby County No Kill Mission


Available Animals

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