Animal Care & Control

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Beginning Friday, March 20, access to all county facilities will be restricted with no public access. All offices are staffed and available to respond to needs via phone or e-mail. Only badged staff and scheduled deliveries will be permitted into the buildings.

BCAS will continue to offer assistance and respond to community needs. . Please call Boone County Animal Shelter directly for all animal-related questions or concerns at (859) 586-5285.

  • Animal control concerns will be handled by our Animal Control Officers in-person when necessary, and via phone whenever possible.
  • Licenses may be purchased via phone or mail-in (a printable license form is available here.)
  • We are suspending adoptions at this time as a safety precaution. 
  • A donation receptacle will be left outside the front door of the shelter during business hours for pet food donations. Please note that at this time we are not accepting donations of blankets, sheets, dog toys, etc.

With the exception of emergencies, all business that must be conducted in-person at the shelter facility must cease in the interest of public safety. Please do not come to the shelter before calling to speak with staff. (859) 586-5285.