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2430 W Clark St
Rensselaer, IN 47978
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  • Phone:  (219) 866-5756
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  • Hours: Tues-Fri 11 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Sat-Closed Sun-Closed

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Animal Control


Jasper County Animal Control & Shelter was founded in November of 1998. Our shelter organization is operated & funded by Jasper County in the state of Indiana. At this time we are not a no-kill shelter/organization due to we do not have the necessary space. Thus, we do perform humane euthanasia when necessary. We strive to ensure that every adoptable animal that comes to us has as much opportunity as possible to find a loving forever home or rescue. We do all we can with the space we have before any animals are euthanized.


Jasper County Animal Control & Shelter  staff members are as follows .

  • Mark Sinclair- Shelter Director & Chief Animal Control Officer
  • Tori Stroup-P/T Animal Control Officer / Shelter Attendant
  • Laura Collins- P/T Weekend Shelter Attendant


Jasper County Animal Control & Shelter is governed under the authority of the Animal Control Board & the County Commissioners of Jasper County, Indiana. The Board is composed of Citizens of Jasper County, Indiana. Meetings are held on second Monday of every month at 6:00 PM CST, our meeting will be held at the public meeting room at 910 S. Sparling Ave. Rensselaer.  The public is welcome to attend meetings.

General Information

Jasper County Animal Control enforces the ordinances of Jasper County, Indiana and all animal related, Indiana State Laws. Our Animal Shelter accepts stray and owner surrendered dogs & cats.


Adoption Fee of $50.00 for cats/kittens Adoption Fee of $50.00 for dogs/puppies
Adoption fees cover the first vaccination & de-wormer of all puppies or kittens 8 weeks old to 16 weeks old.
We require all adopters to fill out an adoption application, provide a photo I.D., and obtain a prepay receipt from the veterinarian of their choice for the spaying/neutering and the rabies vaccination along with set up the appointment for the animal to be adopted.

A large part of our success locating forever homes for our animals in addition to our adopters is due to all the rescues and people who volunteer their time to help us find forever homes for our animals. We full-heartedly thank all of you who donate so much of your time to help us with our fur babies!!

We are located approximately 3 miles of Interstate 65 (exit 215 - US 114 E) in northwestern Indiana. Travel eastbound on 114 (also known as Clark Street) towards Rensselaer.  We are located  on the left hand side across from the Jasper County Fairgrounds. The Jasper County Highway Department is located to the west and the Jasper County Airport is to the east of our shelter.

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