Animal Control Officers are employed by the Jefferson County Sheriff Department. Complaints involving animals running at large, cruelty, abuse, and bites should be directed to the Jefferson County Sheriff Department Animal Control Office.
CARE (Companion Animal Rescue & Education) of Jefferson County is a nonprofit organization and a partner with the county to providing the services of an animal shelter. CARE accepts owner turn-in or stray animals from all Jefferson County residents. CARE offers affordable spay/neuter services in an effort to reduce the volume of unwanted animals in the county.