The Montgomery County Animal Shelter's mission is
providing animal care and protection services for Montgomery County. The
Montgomery County Fiscal Court
operates Montgomery County Animal Shelter (MCAS), an open-admission
shelter that is home to lost and surrendered pets. We foster the
human-animal bond by protecting the safety and welfare of Montgomery
County's animals and citizens. MCAS is committed to providing humane
care to companion animals; reuniting lost pets with their owners;
adopting pets to loving homes; enforcing animal control ordinances; and
proactively educating the public about animals, their needs, and MCAS's
critical role as a community resource.
The Montgomery County Animal shelter does not handle wildlife incidents. For help regarding these situations, please
contact the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
Frequently Asked Questions
My pet is lost. How can the Montgomery County Animal Shelter help us?
For assistance with locating lost pets, please come into the shelter to verify that your
pet is not at the shelter. While you are here, you can fill out a lost animal report form.
We can also point you in the direction of some resources to help you find your lost pet.
Lost animal fees for canines is $23.00, including a $3.00 license tag fee, and $20.00
Check out our flier for some helpful tips to help prevent your pet from becoming lost.
How long does the Montgomery County Animal Shelter hold an animal?
We hold canines for at least six days in an effort to reunite them with the rightful owner. Felines have no stray hold time
and are immediately adoptable.
Why should you spay/neuter your pet?
According to the Humane Society of the
United States, an estimated 6 to 8 million dogs and cats enter U.S.
shelters each year. Fifty percent (50%) of these animals (3-4 million)
are euthanized because there are not enough homes for them. That is one
every eight seconds! As tremendous as the problem of pet
overpopulation is, it can be drastically improved if each of us takes
one small step: spaying/neutering our pets. Spay/neuter surgery is
commonly and routinely performed every day.
Here are the top 10 reasons to spay/neuter your pet:
- It helps dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives by preventing certain types of cancers.
- It helps to prevent behavioral problems.
- It makes pets less likely to roam the neighborhood, run away, be injured, or get into fights.
- It helps keep pets and communities safer by preventing animal bites and aggression.
- It helps prevent pet overpopulation by ensuring no more unwanted animals are born.
- It helps to prevent your pet from spraying or marking, which can ruin furniture and carpeting.
- It eliminates female pet heat cycles, reducing constant crying and nervous behavior.
- It makes life easier on you and your pet--no headaches caring for animals in heat or caring for offspring, rehoming them, etc.
- Helps homeless animals have a better chance of find their forever
home. Think you want to breed to "keep your bloodline alive?" Only one
dog out of most litters will stay in its first home for its entire
life. Most end up in the shelter system (30% of surrendered dogs are
- Saves you money. Spay/neuter surgery is highly-cost effective, and
it is a lot less than the cost of caring for a litter. It also beats
the cost of treatment when your unneutered male escapes and gets into
fights with the neighborhood stray!
What other services does the Montgomery County Animal Shelter offer?
We partner with other organizations to offer
pet microchipping clinics and low-cost spay and neuter clinics. Please
contact the shelter for further information.
How does a non-profit animal rescue organization become involved at the Montgomery County Animal Shelter?
All non-profit animal rescue organizations
interested in animals at the Montgomery County Animal Shelter must fill
out an application and provide proof of tax-exempt status. Only $7.00
pull fee on canines for qualified rescue organizations to cover
Where can I find out more information about animal cruelty laws in the Commonwealth of Kentucky?
Animal cruelty laws are set forth in KRS 525.125, KRS 525.130, and KRS 525.135.
I would like to donate to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. What items are needed?
- Wet & Dry kitten food
- Dry cat food
- Wet cat food
- Dog treats
- Dry dog food
- Fleece blankets
What Are Some Other Ways I Can Help The Animal Shelter?
We have dogs and cats available that need loving forever homes.
is a very rewarding experience and helps save a life. Our rescues need
fosters for both cats and dogs. There is a short application process
that the shelter staff can assist you with.
you are interested in volunteering, please stop by the shelter. There is
a short application process to complete and a training session to be