Animal Control

J.B. Ogle Animal Shelter & Animal Control

201 Willinger Lane | Phone: 812-282-0071 | Fax: 812-285-6458

Please call the Jeffersonville Police Department (812-283-6633) for after-hours animal control assistance.

The Shelter will be closed on Saturday Sept 20th for the Rally for the shelter.  We will re-open to the public on Monday Sept 22nd on our normal business hours.  Please come out and support the Rally.

On Sept. 20, 2014, Brothers of Honor MC will hold it 1st annual "Ride for the Animals" to benefit the Animal Shelter.  See details at or BOHMC facebook page.

Business Hours, Admission Hours, & Adoption Hours:  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday; 11am to 5:30pm.  Sat hours; 11am to 3pm.  Closed on Wednesday, Sunday, and Holidays.  We answer the phones from 10am to 5pm Monday thru Friday and Saturday 11am to 3pm.

We do offer spay/neuter assistance to Clark County residence only.  You need to stop by the Shelter during our business hours to get a voucher.  The voucher covers up to $50 off the surgery for cats and dogs.  We ask that you come in at least a week before the scheduled surgery.  We have a form that we have everyone fill out for general information.  This information will help us to look at future programs and what is the need in our community.  


Charlie Heavrin, Shelter Director

Many animals currently available for adoption from the J.B. Ogle Animal Shelter can be seen at

Adoption Fees

Adoption fees are $125 for female dogs, $100 for male dogs, and $40 for cats. 

Adoption fees for dogs include spay/neuter, microchip, vaccinations and heart worm test.  Adoption fees for cats include spay/neuter, microchip, and vaccinations.

All dogs that are adopted are implanted with a microchip identification tag which can identify the animal in the event that it is lost. Most shelters and veterinary clinics in North America have the ability to read these chips.

Holding Periods

Local ordinances determine how long the J.B. Ogle Animal Shelter must hold animals, based on which the community from which an animal was brought to the shelter.

Jeffersonville, Charlestown, Sellersburg and unincorporated Clark County (Clark Clark County Commissioners) require that animals be held for a minimum of five days. In some cases, fees or fines must be paid before an animal can be returned to its owner.

About the J.B. Ogle Animal Shelter

The J.B. Ogle Animal Shelter is owned and operated by the City of Jeffersonville, but provides animal shelter services (not animal control, however) to other areas of Clark County -- including Borden, Charlestown, Clarksville, Sellersburg, Utica and unincorporated areas of Clark County -- through a series of interlocal agreements.

Within Jeffersonville, the J.B. Ogle Animal Shelter & Animal Control enforces Indiana Code (IC 15-20 Animal Control and IC 15-21 Commercial Dog Breeder) and local ordinances (2005-OR-045 and 2006-OR-014) relating to animals within the city. The agency assists law enforcement in the enforcement of state criminal law relating to animals under Indiana Code 35-46-3.

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