Services

The Greensburg & Decatur County Animal Shelter provides the following services within the county:

  • Pick-up of stray domestic animals. Non-aggressive strays are only handled during normal business hours
  • Investigation of complaints regarding unrestrained animals, nuisance problems and neglected or abused animals. Again, during normal business hours.
  •  Emergency assistance to Law Enforcement.
  • Housing of strays and adoptable unwanted pets
  • Connecting lost pets with their owners
  • Maintaining a Pet Adoption Program
  • Community education about animal care and behavior, responsible pet ownership, humane animal treatment, and the importance of pet sterilization via free literature and expert advice from staff
  • Sponsoring low cost Spay/Neuter Program
  • Enforcing Animal Control Ordinances (To obtain a copy of the City / County  Ordinances, State Laws, and/ or Impoundment Fees and Policies please contact our office at (812)-663-9081, or by email at shelter22@frontier.com.)
  • Quarantining of bite cases for observation as required by law
  • Rental of live-traps for catching stray cats (some exclusions apply)

The Greensburg & Decatur County Animal Shelter DOES NOT provide the following:

  • Handling or removal of nuisance wildlife. For information on this, contact DNR* or visit http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/2351.htm
  • Care of injured wildlife. For a list of current certified Wildlife Rehabilitators call DNR* or visit http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/5492.htm
  • Veterinary services for the public
  • Owner requested euthanasia
  • Removal of owned pets from a residence
  • Disposal of deceased pets
  • Boarding of owned pets
  • Free pet food or pet equipment ( Please contact Human Services at 812-663-8830)
*For all Wildlife Issues and Concerns, please contact:

Department of Natural Services (DNR)
Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
(317) 232-4200 or (877) 463-6367
EMERGENCIES: Contact the DNR Division of Law Enforcement Central Dispatch (812) 837-9536, or your local police or Sheriff

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