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Switzerland County Animal Shelter

12468 McCrearys Rdg
Florence, IN 47020
(812) 534-3090

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

The Switzerland County Animal Shelter is a County ran Animal Care and Control Facility openned in September 2007. We serve Switzerland County residents. SCAS works with a number of rescues to help place our animals.

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Your 2009 Indiana State Fair Grand Champion Kitten "Norbit" was adopted by Isaac Hart from the Switzerland County Animal Shelter! Congratulations to Isaac and Norbit!

SCAS received a $7000 grant from the Community Foundation of Switzerland County Inc. to build a shelter over our outside kennels giving us better means of housing the dogs and puppies that come to the shelter. Thank you so much CFSCI for your generosity!



Donate a Bed
Looking for a meaningful and lasting gift for a Pet Lover? Donate a Kuranda dog bed to one of our dogs in the name of a friend or family member. A personalized Gift Card will be mailed to them to inform them of the wonderful gift you have selected for them.
Donate a Kuranda dog bed.

Coming Up:

*SCAS will be closed Friday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.
*SCAS will be closed the following days the week of July 12-19: Saturday 7/12, Tuesday 7/15 with limited hours on Thursday 7/17 and Friday 7/18.

About Our Shelter:

The Switzerland County Animal Shelter is a County ran Animal Care and Control Facility openned in September 2007. We serve Switzerland County residents. SCAS works with a number of rescues to help place our animals. Tara, Roger, myself (Keli) and all of our volunteers do our very best for the pets that come through the shelter, because we love animals so much. Our pets come mostly from owner surrender and stay/abandonded pick ups and drop offs. We have proudly ended the past two years with a 93% out alive rate with the dogs that come into our shelter!


Your 2009 Indiana State Fair Grand Champion Kitten "Norbit" was adopted by Isaac Hart from the Switzerland County Animal Shelter! Congratulations to Isaac and Norbit!



The Switzerland County Animal Shelter accepts donations of:
Dog & Cat Care
Dog/puppy food
Dry or can cat/kitten food
Kitty Litter
Bones/Treats
Durable Chew Toys (i.e. Kongs) (MUCH NEEDED)

Shelter Maintenance
Towels, Sheets/Blankets, Rugs
Beds (can be ordered from above Kuranda link)
Nylon Collars & Leashes

Cleaning Equipment
Bleach (MUCH NEEDED)
Dawn dish soap
Large Garbage bags (39 gallon)
Tall Kitchen Garbage bags
Zipper Baggies
Laundry Detergent (MUCH NEEDED)
Paper Towels (MUCH NEEDED)
Office Supplies
White Copy paper
Laminating Sheets

Rescue Supplies
New or gently used plastic travel crates MUCH NEEDED
Gas Cards


Any time anyone would like to volunteer to help give some extra attention to the sweathearts here at the shelter!

Come Meet our Pets:

We are located directly behind the Switzerland County Highway Garage on the East Enterprise (Hwy 56) end of McCrearys Rdg. Our hours are Mon-Tue 10AM-3:30PM; Closed Wed.; Thur 10AM-5PM; Fri 10AM-3:30PM; Sat 8AM-12PM and Closed Sunday.

Directions to SCAS

From Cincinnati
Take Interstate 71S to exit 55 make a right onto KY1039 (towards the Love’s station) continue 5 miles and cross the Markland Dam. At stop sign make a right on to Hwy 156. Follow Hwy 156 approximately 1.5 miles, turn right onto Markland Pike, follow Markland Pike approximately 6.25 miles to State Road 56. Veer right off Markland Pike onto SR 56. Go approximately 1/2 mile and turn right onto McCrearys Ridge. Go approximately .12 mile and turn left into the County Highway Department drive, follow it to the left around the building and you will find SCAS!

From Louisville
Take Interstate 71N to exit 55 make a left onto KY1039 (towards the Love’s station) continue 5 miles and cross the Markland Dam. At stop sign make a right on to Hwy 156. Follow Hwy 156 approximately 1.5 miles, turn right onto Markland Pike, follow Markland Pike approximately 6.25 miles to State Road 56. Veer right off Markland Pike onto SR 56. Go approximately 1/2 mile and turn right onto McCrearys Ridge. Go approximately .12 mile and turn left into the County Highway Department drive, follow it to the left around the building and you will find SCAS!

From Lexington
Take Interstate 71N to exit 55 make a left onto KY1039 (towards the Love’s station) continue 5 miles and cross the Markland Dam. At stop sign make a right on to Hwy 156. Follow Hwy 156 approximately 1.5 miles, turn right onto Markland Pike, follow Markland Pike approximately 6.25 miles to State Road 56. Veer right off Markland Pike onto SR 56. Go approximately 1/2 mile and turn right onto McCrearys Ridge. Go approximately .12 mile and turn left into the County Highway Department drive, follow it to the left around the building and you will find SCAS!

From Indianapolis
Take Interstate 74S to exit 149 (Batesville), make a slight right on to Hwy 229. Turn left onto Hwy 46 at light. Follow Hwy 46 approximately 3 miles to the intersection of Hwy 129. Follow Hwy 129 16 miles; make a right onto US 50/Hwy 129 continue 4 miles; turn left at light onto US 421/Adams St/Hwy 129 continue .5 miles; make a left onto Hwy 129 and continue 13 miles. At the intersection of Hwy 129/Hwy 250, make a left turn onto Hwy 250 continue 11 miles to East Enterprise. At the intersection of Hwy 250/Hwy 56, make a right turn onto Hwy 56 continue approximately 1 mile to McCrearys Ridge Road. Turn left into the Switzerland County Highway Department driveway and follow it around to the Animal Shelter.

The Animal Rescue Site

Our Adoption Process:

Adoption Process: We have a one page, two sided, adoption form to complete, your new pet can be taken home with you that day!


Adoption Fees NEW FEBRUARY 2013:
Dogs and Puppies - $100
$50 will be reimbursed upon receipt of the following: Vaccination (DHLPP), General De-worming, Flea/Tick Treatment, Heartworm Testing (over 6 months), Rabies (over 3 months) and Spay/Neutering.

Cats and Kittens - $50
$25 will be reimbursed upon receipt of the following: Vaccination (FVRCP/FeLV), General De-worming, Flea/Tick Treatment, Feline Leukemia (FeLV/FIV) Testing (over 6 months), Rabies (over 3 months) and Spay/Neutering)

We accept checks, money order or cash for payment.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.