Animal Control Our PurposeAnimal Control is responsible for maintaining and operating the Jefferson City Animal Shelter, as well as aiding the public with animal disturbances and nuisances.What We Do- rescuing stray animals within the limits of Jefferson City.- removing wildlife from living spaces in homes and work areas.- investigating animal abuse calls.- reporting bite incidents.- taking necessary action when citizens do not comply with City animal ordinances.
- collecting dead animals, both road kill and euthanized at local veterinarian offices.- investigating unclean yard complaints.- investigating barking complaints.- corralling loose livestock.- collecting injured animals.- assisting police with animals while they are serving warrants.- investigating abandoned animal reports.- informing the public of city and county ordinances.Contact InformationOpen Monday through Saturday from 12 pm to 4:30 pm for adoptions.
Animal Control is located with-in and available Monday through Saturday from 8 to 4:30.Jefferson City Animal Shelter2308 Hyde Park Road Jefferson City, MO 65109Phone: (573) 634-6429Fax: (573) 659-8209For after hours animal control emergencies please call (573) 634-6429. Shelter PoliciesAnimals that enter the Jefferson City Animal Shelter as strays are held for either 5 days (no identification on intake) or 10 business days (identification such as a microchip, rabies tag or ID tag present on intake).
After such holding periods, the animal(s) become property of the Jefferson City Animal Shelter. If identification is present on intake, contact with the owner is attempted. If contact by phone is not productive, and an address is known, the door will be posted in attempts to reunite the pet. It is the duty of an owner, as the responsible party for an animal, to contact the shelter when their animal(s) is missing.
The shelter does not advertise animals being held as strays. The Jefferson City Animal Shelter serves Cole County only. While interested parties from any location may adopt an animal, we cannot take stray or owner release animals from outside of our service area. All owners who redeem their animal(s) from the shelter will incur the following fees: 1) Boarding- Intact (not spayed or neutered): $20 per day- Altered (spayed or neutered): $10 per day * All partial days will be charged as a full day of boarding 2) Rabies vaccination If an animal is not current on their vaccine, a $25 fee is applied and a rabies vaccination voucher is given to the owner to use at their Veterinarians office.
Proof of rabies vaccination is required. Jefferson City law requires all dogs, cats and ferrets to have a current 1-year rabies vaccination. 3) Veterinary Services Fees charged at the discretion of the Director. If a dog or cat has gone through its stray hold, and is now the property of the Jefferson City Animal Shelter, Veterinary Services will be performed. It is the responsibility of the owner to compensate the shelter for those services if they want to redeem their animal.
Services may include, but are not limited to, Veterinary examination, spay/neuter surgery, heartworm test, FeLV/FIV test, dental work, microchip, fecal floatation, intestinal parasite treatment and vaccinations.See Also: Riverside Animal Shelter Adoption
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The Animal Control Officers for Cole County Sheriff’s Office will do whatever they can to assist our citizens with animal related problems. They have helped with cattle, horses, dogs, cats or what ever animal was involved at the time.TrapsIf you need a trap for feral cats or wildlife, you can borrow one from the Animal Shelter at no cost. It is the responsibility of the borrower to empty the traps and to return them.
Animal AbuseIf you think an animal is being abused outside city limits, please contact Cole County Animal Control at 573-634-9160. We rely on you to tell us about suspected abuse or neglect.No matter what the season please remember to make sure your pets have adequate food, water and shelter.