Who We are

Who We Are:

We are a municipal facility providing animal control and sheltering services to our community. The shelter is located at 215 West Market Street in New Albany, IN. Our shelter has many progressive and community oriented programs, including a room dedicated for training and education. Schools, clubs and organizations are encouraged to bring in groups to tour the shelter and learn more on animal care, training and other specialized topics.  Supporting us in this endeavor are two local non-profits, the Floyd County Animal Rescue League (FCARL) and the Floyd County Humane Society (FCHS).We have even hosted the occasional birthday bash! Call (812) 948-5355 for more information.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide services which safeguard public health and safety, educate its citizens on responsible pet ownership, protect our community’s animals from cruelty and neglect, and to humanely house, care for and provide placement or humane resolution for the animals in its care. In addition, we work closely with local non-profits and community organizations to reduce pet overpopulation and provide humane education programs to our community.

View of Kelsey’s Courtyard, a play and meet n greet area.

Sammy playing in the courtyard!

Cats enjoying our large communal cat room!


Operation: P.E.A.C.E. and No Kill

We are committed to PLACING EVERY ADOPTABLE CREATURE ENCOUNTERED. Once an animal has met our criteria for adoptability, we will use all of our resources to facilitate their adoption , and maintain their health and behavior until placement in a forever home.

No animal will be euthanized due to space!

The No-Kill movement started as a radical notion, but today it is becoming mainstream. The goal is to value and protect the lives of homeless pets — lives that matter.

The term No-Kill can be misleading to the public. There are different ways No-Kill is defined. Some believe No-Kill means where all animals are saved. Some believe it means a place where all healthy and treatable animals are saved and where only unhealthy and untreatable animals are euthanized.  Most animal organizations believe to be considered No-Kill, a shelter must be saving 90% or more of the animals it takes in.  This means 10% of the animals taken in may be euthanized and the shelter could still be considered as a No-Kill Shelter. As of 2019, we had a 85.1% save rating.

No-Kill is a term that is difficult for government facilities to embrace, due to their obligation to protect and serve the community first; however, it is not an impossible task to obtain. We are continuing to work to save lives and placing animals in home were they can succeed and maintain a safe environment for everyone.

Pet Adoptions

We adopt many different types of animals. For more information about pet adoption, click here.

For information about Animal Control and Licensing click here.