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South Bend Animal Care and Control is the only agency providing shelter to any animal in need - regardless of adoptability, from within the incorporated city limits of the city of South Bend.

We do not get to choose which pets we accept, so we are often at capacity. We make every effort to locate owners of the lost or stray pets we receive, scanning each pet for a microchip and tracing even outdated rabies tags and city licenses. Unclaimed pets that become our property are evaluated for adoption and placed as quickly as possible. We are grateful to the many volunteer pet placement agencies who work with us to help place our homeless pets in responsible homes.

SBACC also provides animal control services to South Bend city residents, enforcing animal care ordinances and responding around the clock to animal related emergencies.

SBACC is located at 521 Eclipse Place, South Bend, IN 46628.

SBACC is a non-profit, municipal organization, operating as a division of the Department of Code Enforcement, City of South Bend, Indiana. Donations to SBACC are tax deductible and go directly towards the care of South Bend's homeless animals. Monetary donations are always appreciated, and help provide veterinary care for animals who might otherwise be unadoptable.

Our greatest wish is for every animal to be loved and properly cared for. Sadly, we often get pets who aren't at their best in a shelter environment, or have need of one-on-one human contact on a temporary basis. Approved foster homes for cats and dogs of all ages are always in short supply.


Please contact us to learn of volunteer activities for off-site events!



The adoption fee for cats and kittens starts at $60 and includes the first set of kitten vaccinatons, deworming, screening for FeLV/FIV, and an Avid microchip.

Additional fees may apply if the cat/kitten has been vaccinated against rabies and/or altered.




The starting adoption fee for dogs and puppies is $85 and basic services include the first set of puppy shots, first deworming, a heartworm screening and an Avid microchip.

Additional fees may apply for pets that the shelter has had vaccinated against rabies or altered prior to adoption.  



Adopting a pet from us will qualify the new pet owner to a discount with many local veterinarians for your new pet's first health check appointment and the spay/neuter surgery. (Policies vary by veterinarian clinic so please check with your veterinarian for their policy.)

SBACC Adoption Application



Completed applications may be faxed to SBACC at (574) 235-7611 or scanned and emailed to

We accept cash, personal check, Visa, and Master Card.

Come Visit Us!

The animal shelter area is open to the public Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 11:00 am-4:30 pm, Wednesday from 11.00 am-7:00 p, and Saturday & Sunday Closed, or by special appointment. Closed to the public most major holidays. (Phone is unstaffed but monitored on Saturdays & Sundays-please be prepared to leave voice mail.)

South Bend Animal Care and Control
521 Eclipse Place
South Bend, IN 46628
Phone: (574) 235-9303
Shelter Email:


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