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Jefferson County,
Est. 1818
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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:


Animal Shelter Hours

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

Saturday and Sunday:  11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

(Closed from 12:00 p.m. until 12:30 p.m.)


Reporting Complaints/Questions

Sunday through Saturday:  9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

(Closed from 12:00 p.m. until 12:30 p.m.)


Field Services

Monday through Friday:  9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday:  11:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.


Certain emergency calls only after hours.