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Kentucky Unbridled Spirit

Animal Control Department

Address: 220 Peterson Dr.
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Phone: 270-769-3428
Fax: 270-769-1858
Hours: M-F 9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday 12:00 - 4:00

Emergency after hours number:

Mike McNutt
Mike McNutt
Animal Control Director

Please take a moment to look at the Animal Control Ordinances 249 and 257


Animal Control presently has 4 animal control officers and 7 other employees that work in the shelter, as well as a volunteer program with over 50 volunteers. At any given time we can have up to 200 animals in our shelter that we are caring for.

Have you lost your pet?

Our shelter houses up to 200 animals at any given time. If you have lost a pet we encourage you to come in to the shelter in person to look for them and leave your contact information with a description of your lost pet. Descriptions of animals over the phone can be difficult to interpret, so please make a trip down to the shelter to look for your lost pet.

Volunteer Program

Want to volunteer your time to the animal shelter? Please come to the shelter and request a volunteer application. You must be 14 years old or older to volunteer.

Adoption fees:

Dogs are $90 which includes their Shots, Deworming, Rabies shot, Spay/Neuter, Microchip, and County license.

Cats range from $60 to $75. All cats receive their Shots, Deworming, Rabies shot, and Spay/Neuter. The cats in the condos are $60 and the ones in the communal room are $75. The difference being that the cats in the communal room have been tested and are negative for FELV/FIV where as the others have not been tested.

Animal Recliam:

If we have picked up your pet as a stray there is a fee to reclaim them from our shelter. The first time is $35. Second time is $60 and the third time is $100.

Dog License:

A single dog license may be purchased through us for $12 or at your local Veterinary offices including Elizabethtown Animal Hospital, Helmwood Vet Clinic, Radcliff Vet Clinic, North Hardin Vet Clinic, Heartland Vet Clinic, Vine Grove City Hall, and West Point City Hall.

Kennel Licenses are ONLY Available at Hardin County Animal Control. It is $50 for up to ten dogs, $75 for eleven or more.

Our shelter now requires that an adoption application be completed before you adopt your new dog.

you can visit our shelter Monday through Saturday from 12-4pm.

You can also check out our Facebook or Pet Finder pages to see some of the animals we have for available for adoption.