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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 Adoptions section of the Ordinance.

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6.04.150 Adoptions

Adoptions of animals from the Porter County Animal Shelter may be effectuated utilizing the following procedures:

A. Examination.  It shall be the responsibility of the adopting party to have the animal examined by a licensed veterinarian within 7 business days from adoption and to obtain all necessary vaccinations.

B. Refunds or Exchanges.  Full refund or exchange privileges shall be granted to the owner if the animal is found to be ill or in poor health at the time of the examination; provided, however, that the examination required in Paragraph A is performed within the required 7 day period.

C. Sterilization.  It shall further be established that all unaltered dogs or cats shall be surgically sterilized in accord with Indiana Law and the Porter County Animal Control Ordinance.

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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.