Kenton County Animal Shelter

Our Pet List

We now chip for Kenton County Residents this will take place of you county tags, the fee is $30 contact the shelter for more info.


For those interested in volunteer activities at the shelter, please call the shelter during regular business hours to get more information. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older to volunteer in the shelter. Children who wish to be involved with the shelter can get involved in activities outside of shelter property, but can be just as helpful. Call for information.

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Who We Are

Kenton County Animal Care & Control is the primary sheltering and enforcement agency for Kenton County, Kentucky. Our goal is to provide services that safeguard the public health and safety, to humanely house and care for the animals in it's charge, to protect the animals of the community from abuse and neglect and to provide it's citizens with information concerning responsible ownership. This web site is designed to help us serve the citizens and animals of our community. You may obtain information on animal adoption, licensing, laws, animal control programs and up coming events. If you have specific questions, you may contact us through the phone number or email address listed below.

Detailed information about the KCAS can be found:; then click on the "Animal Shelter" button on the left sidebar.

Adopting a friend

Adopting a pet is a life-long commitment and one that should not be taken lightly. Our goal at the Kenton County Animal Shelter Adoption Center is to match prospective adopters with appropriate pets. The Adoption Center Counselor relies on individual interaction with adopters, a written questionnaire, and the observation of the individual (family) with the pet(s) deemed most suitable to their needs. Additionally, if the prospective adopters already have a dog, they need to bring it to the Shelter to meet the dog they would like to adopt to make sure they are compatible.

The Adoption Center is available to provide materials, oral or written, to educate the community about the responsibilities of pet ownership. We also try to provide as much information as possible about a pet's breed and common characteristics to explain pet behaviors one is likely to see after the pet is in the adopter's home.

Animals are placed for possible adoption after undergoing visual health screening and after observation and evaluation of personality and temperament. Evaluation is ongoing and counselors are encouraged to get to know as many of the animals as time allows, to further ensure an educated and knowledgeable adoption decision for prospective adopters. All animals adopted from the KCAS are spay/neutered upon adoption.

Fees: $80 for dogs/puppies and cats/kittens. Office personnel are available for issuing licenses, receiving animals and to file animal related complaints. For viewing animals available for adoption, looking for a lost pet or to file a lost animal report. Call for office/kennel hours or Adoption Center hours.

Come Visit Us!

Hours: Adoption Center Hours - Monday,Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM Wednesday and Saturday: 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM Closed Sunday. The shelter is located on Mary Laidley Drive which is a street off of Route 17 also referred to as the 3-L Highway. Mary Laidley is located directly across from Pioneer Park and on the same side of Route 17 as the The Kentucky Road Dept. For those coming off of I-275 East or West, take Exit #80 (Covington/Independence). Make a right turn on Route 17 and go 1 1/2 miles south. Mary Laidley is on your left. The shelter is the last building on the left.
Kenton County Animal Shelter
1020 Mary Laidley Drive

Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017
Phone: (859)356-7400

Click here for a list of pets at this shelter

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