Jackson County Animal Shelter

Dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens are available for adoption near you in Jackson County, Michigan. Meet your new best friend here at the Jackson County Animal Shelter.

3370 Spring Arbor Road
Jackson, MI 49203
telephone: 517-788-4464

Pet Adoption:

Dogs and cats are available for adoption at this shelter.

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Browse the dogs and puppies available for adoption at JCAS.

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Browse the cats and kittens available for adoption at JCAS.

About the Jackson County Animal Shelter:

The Jackson County Animal Shelter (JCAS) operates under the umbrella of the Jackson County Health Department and is an integral part of the County government. Local Police Departments in Jackson County, Michigan, play a crucial role in enforcing various animal control, anti-cruelty, and health laws about the interaction between animals and humans. When these laws are breached and animals are involved, they are brought to JCAS for appropriate handling.

JCAS’s primary mission is to safeguard the health and safety of both humans and animals within the community. To fulfill this mission, the shelter maintains a dedicated kennel facility to accommodate animals in challenging situations—strays, unwanted, or displaced.

As a municipal shelter serving Jackson County, Michigan, JCAS is driven by a team of caring and compassionate individuals who are deeply committed to the well-being of the animals under their care. One of the key principles that guide JCAS’s operations is its stance against euthanizing animals simply due to limitations in time or space. This means that animals are accepted for adoption only when adequate kennel space is available.

Euthanasia is considered solely in cases where a licensed veterinarian recommends it due to a severe medical condition that cannot be treated or to alleviate an animal’s suffering. Furthermore, animals demonstrating unmanageable aggression, posing a potential threat to public safety, are not adopted to new homes.

JCAS relies on tax millage funds and contributions from the public and private sectors to sustain its operations and care for the animals within Jackson County. This collaborative effort ensures that JCAS can continue its vital mission of safeguarding animal and human welfare while providing opportunities for animals to find loving, forever homes.

Lost and Found Pets:

If you have lost your dog or cat in Jackson County, Michigan, call the Jackson County Animal Shelter at 517-788-4464 to file a report. If you have found a stray dog, see a stray dog, or have an Animal Control issue, dial 911. The Jackson County Animal Shelter does not pick up animals from the public.

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3370 Spring Arbor Road
Jackson, MI 49203

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