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COVID-19 Protocol as of 3/24/2020

As of 3/24/2020 The Bloomington Animal Shelter will pause adoptions in compliance with the Stay At Home Order put in place by Governor Holcomb. Adoption appointments that have already been scheduled will be honored at this time. 

If you are interested in adopting an animal, we encourage you to fill out an online application. We plan to offer over the phone adoption counseling and will move forward with setting up an appointment to complete the adoption and pick up your new pet. Please note that pick ups may not happen until after the order has been lifted. Adoptable animals can be viewed here.

We understand the importance of maintaining as many of our services as possible and are currently able to assist with lost and found animals. Photos and other information can be sent to us directly at

At this time our animal control officers are working at full operation. 

As always, we are grateful for your continued support during such trying times. 

If you have questions, concerns or need assistance from an animal control officer, please feel free to contact us at (812)349-3492.

To fill out an online application, please click the link below.

Cat or Rabbit Adoption Form

Dog Adoption Form


If you need to surrender your OWNED pet: 

Please note that we will only be able to accept owner surrenders in the case of emergencies.  Please continue to call and we will add you to a waiting list to contact as operations return to normal.  We would be happy to assist you with resources to hang on to your pet temporarily as well as resources for re-homing. 

Call us at 812.349.3492 choose option 3


If you have a STRAY animal you need to surrender to the shelter, or file a found report in person:

Call us at 812.349.3492 choose option 3


If an animal is suffering or injured, please call 812.349.3492.  If you are unable to get through, or it is after hours, call 812.339.1444 our dispatch emergency line 


Thank you for helping us keep our staff, volunteers and members of the public safe and healthy during this time. 


A division of the Department of Public Works, Animal Care and Control operates the City of Bloomington Animal Shelter and provides animal control assistance for the City. Bloomington Animal Care and Control's mission is to address and respond to all animal needs in the community through education, enforcement and support in order to build a community where animals are valued and treated with kindness and respect.

Please contact us at (812)349-3492 with any animal-related questions or concerns and remember to visit the shelter at 3410 S Walnut St. if you want to add a new furry friend to your family!