The Jacksonville Animal Shelter promotes and protects the health, safety, and welfare of the people and animals in the City of Jacksonville. Our goal is to return lost animals to their owners and find responsible and caring homes for all our animals that are available for adoption.
Every stray animal that comes into the shelter has to be held for 5 days. During those 5 days the owner has a chance to reclaim their animal. If the animal is not reclaimed after the 5 days, it will go up for adoption at the Jacksonville Animal Shelter.
Please note: The Jacksonville Animal Shelter only takes in strays or owner releases within the city limits. If an owner of an unwanted animal is unable to find a suitable home, or dispose of the animal through legal channels, ownership of an animal may be relinquished to the Animal Shelter for a fee of $20 after meeting the following requirements:
Our adoption procedure is as follows:
Our Animal Control Officers respond to all animal-related calls and patrol the streets in the City of Jacksonville. All officers are certified with the Arkansas State Animal Control Association. We enforce the city ordinance and Arkansas State Law. Any bite case that breaks the skin has to be reported to the Jacksonville Animal Shelter under the Arkansas Rabies Control Act.
Animal Control responds to emergency calls after hours such as: bite cases, injured animal, vicious animal running at large and dead animals that are a danger to traffic.
Animal Control will set traps for the public when there is a problem with cats, dogs or wildlife in their neighborhood. Animal Control will not set traps if the weather is too extreme (cold, rain or heat).