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Animal Control Division

The Animal Control Division is committed to the enhancement of responsible pet ownership for all animals.  We respond to requests for service regarding dogs and cats running at large, animal neglect and abuse, injured animals and wild animals inside the living areas of a home.  We investigate livestock neglect and abuse complaints and rescue domestic animals caught in life threatening conditions.  We inspect and license dog and cat boarding and breeding facilities, as well as animal rescue facilities and foster-care homes.  We maintain a "lost & found" canine and feline list of animals reported to us.  We also operate the Animal Control Center, as a rabies quarantine facility and temporary housing facility for dogs and cats available for rescue and adoption.


The Jefferson County Animal Control Center is located at 7105 Shelter Road, Barnhart, MO.  Click here for map to our facility. 


You may also reach us by phone at 636-797-5577.


Our hours of operation are:


Administrative Office Hours:  8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. most Saturdays and Sundays.

Field Services Hours:  8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday  


The Animal Control Center is open to the public for adoption or to reclaim a pet:


Monday through Friday:  9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday:  1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. 

Closed for lunch daily from 12:00 p.m. until 12:30 p.m., for County holidays and holiday weekends, during in-service training hours, and other hours as directed by the County.