Nelson County Animal Shelter
2391 New Haven Rd., Bardstown, KY 40004
Please bear with us as we try to keep our staff and clients safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. During the precautions for COVID-19, we are asking your cooperation with some procedure changes. Our doors will be locked at all times. If you wish to adopt a pet, or drop off a pet for relinquishment, please call us at 502-349-2082 to make an appointment before you come. Our hours are subject to change without much notice. When you arrive, call to let us know and we will let you in. People seeking to adopt must complete an online adoption application and need to be pre-approved to be allowed in. Children may visit a potential adoption pet outside only and only one adult may come in at any one time. Please do not come if you are ill. You will be asked to sanitize your hands upon arrival and departure. Please maintain 6 feet of separation from our staff at all times.
Until further notice, we are suspending elective surgeries to help conserve gloves needed for human healthcare workers. If we get a lot of requests for cat neuters, we may consider offering a day for that because gloves are not used. Please keep your intact pets confined to avoid unwanted litters. Because we will not be doing spay/neuter surgeries, we are likely to have a backlog of pets that cannot be adopted or go to rescues. Please consider keeping your pet until restrictions are relaxed. Please also consider fostering an animal for several weeks to help our space problem. You will be saving a life by doing this.
You cannot get coronavirus from your pets!
The Nelson County Animal Shelter is home to both agencies listed below:
The Humane Society of Nelson County is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation which was formed in 1994. This organization cares for animals in Adoption/Volunteer Building during their stay at the shelter, and funds and oversees the Adoptions Program at the Shelter. The Humane Society also provides spay/neuter for shelter animals and low-cost spay/neuter surgeries for low income pet owners, offers behavioral modification and training information to help keep pets in their homes, offers humane education materials and visits to local schools, and pet therapy visits to nursing homes. Contact us at 502-349-2082, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nelson County Animal Control and Protection is an agency of county government that serves our community by enforcing our local ordinance, responding to animal-related complaints, protecting the public from animals running at large, and picking up stray/lost companion animals. 502-348-1865.
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