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The Animal Control and Animal Shelter Ordinance number 15-06 was adopted On May 19, 2015, and amended by Ordinance number 2017-17 which was adopted on October 3, 2017.

The following is the Responsibilities Of The Animal Shelter Director section of the Ordinance.

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6.04.140 Responsibilities of the Animal Shelter Director

A. The Shelter Director shall act as the supervisor for the animal shelter and the personnel, as well as work with the Porter County Animal Control to enforce the state and county animal laws and ordinances.

B. The Shelter Director shall respond to all valid calls and/or refer the matter to be undertaken by the Porter County Animal Control Officers or law enforcement.  

C. The Shelter Director shall coordinate with the Porter County Animal Control in rendering decisions regarding the disposition of animals.

D. The Shelter Director shall be in charge of the euthanasia program for all animals; however, all animals shall be handled humanely at all relevant times in accordance with the American Veterinary Association Guidelines, the laws of the State of Indiana, and the Porter County Animal Control Ordinances.  

E. The Shelter Director shall be responsible for the maintenance and operation of the Animal Shelter, as well as responsible for any and all equipment contained therein at the Animal Shelter.

F. The Shelter Director shall be responsible for all money received, fees, collected and all necessary records pertaining to the operation of the Animal Shelter.  All money shall be accounted for daily and monthly and shall be remitted to the Porter County Auditor’s office.  

G. The Shelter Director shall facilitate, supervise and be responsible for the vaccination program at the Animal Shelter.

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Porter County Animal Control serves all of Porter County EXCEPT FOR THE CITY OF PORTAGE. All information contained in this section of the website is only applicable to the areas served by Porter County Animal Control. If you live in the City of Portage, you will need to contact them directly at (219) 763-1825, as they may have different policies and ordinances.