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About Salem Indiana

SmallIndianaSalem is located in scenic Southern Indiana just 35 miles north of Louisville, Kentucky and less than 100 miles south of Indianapolis, Indiana. Salem is a great place to live and make a living. We have high achieving public schools, and a wide variety of community activities. Salem also has a strong and diverse economic base. If you're a visitor to Salem, we hope you will take note of our many unique and historic destinations. As a city, Salem has retained much of its small town flavor, a flavor that is enhanced by the city’s tree-lined streets, stately old homes and a friendly atmosphere that has been nurtured and handed down through the generations.

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City of Salem Animal Control works closely with area residents, area veterinarians, city and county government officials and the Humane Society of Washington County.

Many of the department's regular duties include:

  • Maintain public safety by providing control of animals-at-large
  • Protect animal welfare by investigating complaints from citizens
  • Accepting homeless stray animals
  • House and care for stray and surrendered animals from all of Washington County
  • House animals for Washington County Health Department for quarantine

Adoption fees

Adoption fees include rabies shot and the normal cost of spay or neuter. Prices as follows: dog $100, cat $50. RTO (return to owner) $10 per day board fee and proof of rabies shot or $10 plus veterinarian fees.


Get your dog home safely, have it microchipped at the shelter.  $15.00 for local registration and $30.00 for national registration. Cremation services are also available at the shelter.  Call 883-3673 for details.

How to dispatch the Animal Control Officer to collect a stray animal.

Salem Residents
(Call Salem Police Dept.)

Outside Salem City Limits
(Call Washington County Police Dept.)

Dumping animals anywhere is illegal including at Salem Animal Shelter

Contact Salem Animal Control

Animal Control Officer

Amanda Richardson



Facility Location:

Salem Animal Control
204 Joseph Street
Salem, IN 47167

Animal Control Hours:

  • Closed Mondays
  • Tuesday through Friday 12:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Saturday 11:00am to 2:00pm
  • Closed Sundays