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Boone County Animal Care & Control is the primary sheltering and enforcement agency for Boone County, Kentucky. The Boone County Animal Shelter was established by Boone County Fiscal Court in accordance with the Kentucky Revised Statutes. Its mission is to provide services which safeguard the public health and safety, to humanely house and care for the animals in its charge, to protect the animals of the community from abuse and neglect and to provide it's citizens with information concerning responsible ownership. This web site is designed to help us serve the citizens and animals of our community. You may obtain information on animal adoption, licensing, laws, animal control programs and upcoming events. If you have specific questions, you may contact us through the phone number or email address listed below.
The animals available for adoption at the Boone County Animal Shelter are what we term as "random source" which means we accept unwanted animals with limited or no history. It is important that you are aware that although we have checked the animals 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 develop an inherited problem or behavior. We want you to be aware of such possibilities. There are several things to consider when you are thinking about adding a pet to your household. All the adults in your home should discuss the adoption of a new pet. You must consider your financial obligation. You may have to spend a minimum of $600 to $800 per year on your new pet. You may have noticed by now that we take adopting an animal very seriously. Adopting a pet is for life. Some animals can live up to 20 years or more and it is a very big commitment. This pet will depend on you for its food, water, shelter, medical attention and companionship. We at the Boone County Animal Shelter see the results of animal neglect and irresponsibility daily. The animals available are evaluated for health and temperament problems. Each dog and cat will be vaccinated, dewormed, microchipped and spayed or neutered. If the pet is too young or has a medical condition that delays the surgery, adopters will receive a voucher to reduce the cost of the operation. You will also receive a list of participating veterinarians who will provide a free check-up. All dogs are issued a dog license. By law, any dog or cat adopted from the Boone County Animal Shelter must be spayed or neutered. Adoption Fees:
Friends of the Shelter is a volunteer organization whose purpose is to oppose cruelty in all forms, encourage humane handling and care of animals, advance spay/neuter programs, promote the animal shelters and strive for responsible adoptions and ownership. Please visit the shelters and encourage your friends and acquaintances to consider adopting one of the many homeless animals. They come in all ages, sizes, types and colors.
Office personnel are available to issue licenses, receive animals and take animal related complaints at 10:00 a.m. each business day. To view animals available for adoption, look for a lost pet or file a lost animal report, please refer to the Kennel Hours listed below: Hours: NEW HOURS BEGINNING JANUARY 5, 2009
From I-75, take Exit 181, Burlington Pike (Highway 18). Proceed West for approximately 5 1/2 miles to the first 4-way stop. Turn Right on Jefferson Street. Turn Left on Maplewood Road, which is the 2nd street on the left, past the Boone County Fair Grounds. The Boone County Animal Shelter is located at the very end of Maplewood Road. Map to our shelter
Boone County Animal Care and Control
5643 Idlewild Road
Burlington, KY 41005