DECOR_single paw print FAQs DECOR_single paw print

DECOR_single paw print Where do the animals come from?

    Cats:  JCACC accepts owner surrenders as well as strays that are brought in to us.  Please note that, as cats are considered “free roaming” animals, we are not able to pick up stray cats unless they are injured, sick or have bitten someone.

    Dogs:  JCACC accepts owner surrenders as well as strays, either those brought to us or picked up by our Animal Control Officers.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only accept animals if a valid Jessamine County ID is available.

DECOR_single paw print Is there a time limit for animals up for adoption?

        There is no time limit for how long animals remain at our shelter.  As long as the animals are healthy and good-tempered they will stay until adopted/rescued.  However, we do our best to try and make their stay as short as possible and get them to loving, secure homes.

DECOR_single paw print Do you euthanize animals at your facility?

        All animals we intake are reviewed on a number of factors, including potential disease/illness and behavioral concerns.  Unfortunately, not all pets can be placed up for adoption, which means some difficult choices must be made by our staff.   We ask the community for your support with this sad aspect of shelter work.  Please keep in mind that the community is the source of these unwanted pets, and JCACC is forced to handle this problem on a daily basis.

DECOR_single paw print Can I bring my animal to JCACC if it needs to be euthanized?

    Yes, we request a minimum donation of $20 to help cover costs.  There will be some paperwork to complete and the animal will be turned over to JCACC.  Euthanasia is performed by our loving, trained, and state-licensed staff who keep the comfort of the animal first and foremost.

DECOR_single paw print What should I do if I want to adopt?

     First, check out our Facebook page and/or check our website to see what animals we have available.  Alternatively, you can come visit us during adoption hours and see them firsthand.  Once you have an animal in mind, you can fill out an adoption application either here at our website or by stopping by the shelter to pick up and submit an application.  If you already have pets in your home, we recommend bringing them with you for a meet-and-greet to test them with your potential new adoptee.  Provided your application is approved, you can likely take the animal home with you that same day!  

PLEASE NOTE: Adoptions are given on a first-come, first-serve basis (with approved application).

DECOR_single paw print Why do the animals have to be spayed/neutered when adopted?

     To prevent the repopulation of animals that will likely roam the streets and add to the overpopulation issue. Did you know that for every person born, 15 dogs and 45 cats are born too?  We at JCACC firmly believe that to help end pet over-population we must do our part to control it via fixing the animals we adopt out.

DECOR_single paw print Do you do offer low cost spay/neuter for non-shelter animals?

     We do not provide that service directly. However, through our partnership with the Jessamine County Trap Neuter and Release Program, several low-price clinics are held throughout the year for both cats and dogs.  Check our Facebook/website regularly for the latest on dates and costs.

DECOR_single paw print Can I board my animal with you?

     No, we are not a boarding facility.

DECOR_single paw print I am interested in becoming a volunteer, what are my next steps?

      JCACC is a busy place and we always appreciate the community’s helping hands!  You can check out our information page here or come visit us directly.

BORDER_paw prints
If you have a question that was not answered here or on our website, feel free to contact us at