Animal Control

Polly Helton
(502) 222-7387
(502) 222-7385

Open 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday -  Friday.  Saturdays by appointment only.

3946 Jones Dr
La Grange, KY 40031
United States

Located off KY 393 across from Oldham County High School


Oldham County Animal Control

Oldham County Animal Control is a nationally certified animal shelter that provides quality care to stray animals in Oldham County. The director, Polly Helton, is nationally certified in animal control management, and cruelty investigation.

Animal Control enforces state and county laws regarding domestic animals. They also investigate complaints of animal neglect, cruelty, abandonment, nuisance animals and bites or attacks by or upon animals.

Unclaimed dogs and cats are available for adoption for a modest fee. All dogs over four months of age must be vaccinated and licensed. Most Oldham County veterinarians sell the county dog license with the rabies tags. Dog licenses can also be purchased at the county shelter. Download application form

Shelter houses over two thousand animals a year. Tax deductible donations are encouraged and are used to provide veterinary care, vaccinations, surgery, and other procedures for animals that would otherwise be put down. All animals in the care of the shelter receive good care, but tax money is not spent on luxuries or extras. Every donated dollar goes directly to help an animal in need. The Animal Shelter also accepts in-kind donations. These are goods that are used on a daily basis. The shelter can always use:

  • Kitten and cat food
  • Kitty litter
  • Hard chew toys like Nyla-bones and Kongs
  • Adam’s flea spray
  • Frontline, Revolution or Topspot for flea control
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dish detergent
  • Clorox or bleach
  • Air fresheners/deodorizers

Adult volunteers can walk dogs, groom dogs and cats, and assist with other chores. Background checks are performed on volunteers. The shelter also participates in the court ordered community service program and utilizes inmates through a work release program. The shelter also has an indigent care program where people who have lost their jobs or fallen on hard times can receive free animal food/supplies instead of surrendering their pets.

Information about Rabies

Preventing Dog Bites