Animal Care & Control
Animal care & control serves the city of Kokomo and the surrounding Howard County area. ACC is responsible for enforcing city and county animal ordinances, some of which include animals running at large (leash laws), rabies vaccinations, public nuisance, and animal bites. Stray animals that wander the streets can put the public at risk, these animals can cause property damage, spread diseases, and can even bite and attack people and pets. Stray animals themselves are also at risk. Strays are faced with the threat of hunger, disease, injury or even death from getting hit by cars in traffic. Stray dogs and cats can also be victims of abusive treatment while roaming loose.
By rescuing a stray dog or cat from the streets, ACC not only protects the health and safety of the public, but they also improve the animal's chances of becoming safely reunited with it's owner.
If you have a concern about a stray animal or a possible animal cruelty please call:
Monday - Friday between 8 am and 5 pm - Call us at (765) 452-6224 ext. 1.
Monday - Friday after 5 pm & Weekends - Call the Howard County dispatch at (765) 457-1105.
Animal cruelty is a serious crime. Animal cruelty laws protect the
health, safety and well-being of animals. The Kokomo Humane Society's
Cruelty Investigator makes follow-up calls to ensure that the owner has
corrected the situation. In extreme cases of negligence and abuse, the
investigator will take legal action and may work with Police and Sheriff
Departments in order to prosecute criminals.
Animal Cruelty Investigations
If you witness or believe an animal to be a victim of animal cruelty and/or neglect please contact the Cruelty Investigator at 765-452-6224. If it is after shelter hours and the animal is in extreme immediate danger, please call the Police or Sheriff's Department. To read the current City and Animal ordinances on the links below:
- City of Kokomo Animal Ordinance
- County Animal Ordinance
WildlifeWe are not equipped to help with wildlife, but we know a place that can. If you find orphaned or injured wildlife this is the place to call.
This is their new phone number: 765-491-2351 to visit their website click HERE
Stray Animal PolicyStray animals that are brought to the Kokomo Humane Society are held as strays for five working days. During this time an owner can reclaim their lost pet. All reclaim fees pertaining to their animal must be paid by the owner before their pet is released in their custody.(Reclaim fees may include pick up fee, impound fee, boarding fee, vaccination or microchip charges). After the five working days, unclaimed animals are then evaluated by the shelter staff to determine if they are suitable for adoption based on general health, temperament, and sociability.
Lost your Pet?Our shelter receives animals every day and if your pet is missing there is a good chance that your pet can be found with us. As we mentioned above, we hold stray animals (animals that do not have an identified owner) for five days. After this five-day holding period, any stray animal can be put up for adoption, transferred to another shelter, sent to rescue, etc. As the owner, you are the best person to identify your pet and now we are making this process a little easier for you! Filling the KHS online LOST FORM will make it easier for pet owners to report when their pet(s) go missing and for us to match-make them with the stray animals that we receive into our shelter doors. NOTE: Please remember that the Kokomo Humane Society will not contact you if the animal does not have permanent identification. To ensure your pet gets back to you faster please make sure that your pet wears an ID tag or it has a microchip. For additional information call 765.452.6224.
TO FILL OUT THE KHS LOST PET FORM CLICK HERE