Find Bartholomew County Indiana animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.
Bartholomew County Humane Society 4110 East 200 South Columbus IN 47201 812-372-6063
Columbus Animal Shelter 2730 Arnold Street Columbus IN 47203 812-376-2505
Indiana Hooved Animal Humane 6400 South 650 West Columbus IN 47201 812-342-3002
Seventh Heaven Rat Rescue 9510 North State Route 7 Elizabethtown IN 47232
Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.
Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.
Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.