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Shelter Manager
Keli Gabbard - Shelter Manager


Mailing Address
12468 McCreary's Ridge
Florence, IN 47020

Physical Location - East Enterprise


Mon, Tue, Fri - 10am - 3:30pm
Thu 10am - 5pm
8am - 12pm


Animal Control is... more/less info
charged with the responsibility of balancing the safety of the community against stray and unlicensed animals, with ensuring that all animals within the County are treated as humanely as possible.

Animal Control educates the public concerning humane ethics, consequences of pet overpopulation and their responsibilities as pet owners.

Animal Control makes a monthly report to the Board of Commissioners regarding the animal control program in Switzerland County.

Animal Control has the authority to impound any animal found running at large not under reasonable control...

Impound any dog that has bitten a person or another animal...

Impound any dangerous animal...

Humanely destroy any domestic or wild animal when such action is needed to protect persons or property or to prevent suffering by the animal...

Impound any animal showing symptoms of rabies or which has bitten or been bitten by another animal showing symptoms of rabies...

Impound any animal that does not display a current rabies vaccination tag.


Tara Hite - Animal Control Officer

Assistant Animal Control Officer
Roger Cooley - Assistant Animal Control Officer

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