Animal Control

Nelson County Animal Control is committed and proud to enforce the Nelson County Animal Ordinance. All county residents are required to abide by this ordinance. Please review the ordinance to learn more about how to comply with animal laws for Nelson County. 

Animal Control can assist county residents with the following issues: stray animal capture, surrendering a pet, lost or found animal reports, nuisance complaints, animal neglect/welfare checks, and animal emergencies. To report any of these issues please call the Animal Control office at 502-348-1865 or email us at

County residents who need to surrender their pets must call the office to schedule a drop off time/date prior to arrival. Scheduling the surrender of your pet is extremely important. We must have vacant kennels at the shelter in order to give your pet an opportunity for adoption or rescue. Thank you for understanding and cooperating!

Animal Control Office Hours

Monday: 8am – 4:30pm
Tuesday: 8am – 4:30pm
Wednesday: 8am – 4:30pm
Thursday: 8am – 4:30pm
Friday: 8am – 4:30pm
Saturday: 8am – 2pm
Sunday: Closed

For after hours emergencies call Nelson County Dispatch at 502-348-3211.


2391 New Haven Rd.
Bardstown, KY 40004

Adoption Hours

Mon-Fri: 12pm-3pm
Sat by appointment

Animal Control Hours

Mon-Fri: 8am-4:30pm
Sat: 8am-2pm



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