Shelter Information

The Bell County Animal Shelter is funded by the Bell County Fiscal Court to provide care for homeless or stray animals.  At this time the shelter has a  five-day legally required holding period for stray dogs over 6 months of age. 


Here is Shelter Information, including a map, staffing and hours, and instructions for going to the shelter to drop off an animal or trying to adopt.


If you have a dog or cat that needs to go the shelter, here is some advice, some options, and some instructions.


Do you need a pet that needs you? Here's how to adopt a dog from the shelter.


If you want to see the adoptable animals but can't get to the shelter easily, you can take a look at the shelter's cats and dogs on  These are updated regularly.


If you live outside Bell County, the Union County Humane Society and Claiborne County Animal Shelter in Tennessee offer services to their residents.

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Friends of the Bell County Animal Shelter, Inc.
P.O. Box 2534
Middlesboro, Kentucky 40965

"A friend in need, a friend in deed."

© 2016 by Friends of the Bell County Animal Shelter

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