Foster Care Information and Application
Adoption Information and Application

The mission of the Columbus Animal Care Services Department is to protect and enhance the safety, health, and welfare of the animals and residents in our community.

Guideposts and values to achieve our mission

  • Education and promotion of responsible pet ownership and wildlife management
  • Continued improvement of the save rate of animals in the shelter through increasing
    • Adoptions
    • Rescue and shelter partnerships
    • Spay/neuter initiatives and collaborations
  • Ongoing facilitation and coordination of Animal Related Emergency Preparedness and Training

Donation Request List 

Cats and Dogs Sale

Dog and Cat Adoption Special

Columbus Animal Care Services is bursting at the seams with adoptable cats and dogs. Now is a great time to find your new best friend.

Dogs are now available for adoption for only $50/dog (normally $100) and cats are available for adoption for only $40/cat (normally $80) through August 31.

Fall Mum Sale info

Friends of CACS Fall Mum Sale

Purchase a Mum for $10 to support the Columbus Animal Care Services Food Pantry.

Cards are available at Animal Care Services, by emailing or by calling 812-376-2505.

One card gets you (1) 9-inch mum, aster, or ornamental kale from Duck Creek Gardens (Formerly Elsbury’s Greenhouse). Cards may be used to pick the plant of your choice from Duck Creek Gardens. Plants must be picked up by September 30.

advertisement for a Pet Friendly license plate program

SNSI provides low-cost surgery certificates to limited-income individuals and free surgery certificates to 501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare groups and municipal shelters, including Columbus Animal Care Services. A statewide network of veterinarians graciously discount their services for our clients, and SNSI pays the remaining cost. Since their inception in 1977, SNSI has helped spay/neuter more than 130,000 pets in Indiana.

Click the Pet Friendly Plate image to learn how you can purchase a Pet Friendly License Plate to support SNSI’s efforts.