To report any of the following, please call Animal Care & Control @ 270-685-8275 during regular business hours. For after hours emergencies that cannot wait until the next business day (that include an injured or aggressive animal) please call Central Dispatch @ 270-687-8888, Option #4.
- Animal Cruelty
- Animal Abuse
- A Lost Pet
- A Stray Dog
- A Stray Cat (Contained)
- A Dangerous Animal
- Any Animal Threat
- Animal-Related Concern
- To Have An Animal Controlled
Animal Care & Control Officers are on call 24/7 for emergencies only. Please don’t hesitate to call us with questions and concerns during regular business hours.
CONTROLLING YOUR ANIMALS
It shall be unlawful for any owner or person in charge of any animal to permit or allow such animal to run at large in the county, or any city therein, or to permit such animal to be on the streets of the county, or any city therein, unless such animal (except cats) is on a leash or otherwise under the absolute control of the owner or his agent.
Unrestrained dogs and nuisance animals shall be taken to an animal shelter by the dog warden or other authorized animal control officer and impounded. Impounded dogs and cats shall be kept for not less than 5 days unless reclaimed by the owner. In addition, impounding any animal found at large in the county, or any city therein, the dog warden, law enforcement officer, or other animal control officer may issue to the owner of such animal a notice of ordinance violation. Such notice shall impose upon the owner a minimum penalty of $20.00 and may subject the owner to additional penalties as set forth in KRS 258.990.
Any person owning, keeping, harboring or having custody of any dog over six months of age in the county, or any city therein, must obtain a license as required by KRS 258.135 from the county dog warden. Any person violating, failing or refusing to comply with this licensing requirement shall be subject to the penalties set forth in KRS 258.990.