October 23, 2016
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Animal Services

Phone: 541-774-6654

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Shelter, Care, and Find “Forever Homes” for Pets

Each year, thousands of lost, stray, and unwanted animals become residents of the Jackson County Animal Shelter. When a stray or unwanted animal is brought to the Shelter, a nationally recognized screening process is performed by trained staff to determine temperament, characteristics, and adoptability.

This is done to help ensure that pets are properly matched with responsible owners and that dangerous animals are not released back into the community. Those wishing to adopt a pet can fill out an application and receive education by trained adoption staff, which maximizes the chance the animal will be placed in a loving “forever home” and afforded proper care. Once an applicant is approved, they go home with their new family member. Jackson County Animal Shelter places approximately 1,200 dogs and cats into “forever homes” each year.

Our goal is to educate the citizens of Jackson County about animal control and animal welfare; to protect human and animal health and safety; to increase responsible pet ownership, reduce the numbers of unwanted pets, and to work towards the reduced need for our services.

We are proud professionals serving the people and animals of Jackson County. Animal Care and Control assumes a unique position in the community. We must combine the activities of law enforcement which protects people and their interests, public health responsibilities that protects people from the dangers and diseases of animals, and humane and animal welfare roles which protects animals.

Our vision is to a time when Jackson County neighborhoods will be safe from the dangers and nuisances of irresponsible pet ownership. The day no animal will suffer due to neglect, abuse, or ignorance and when every pet born will be assured of a caring home.