Animal Control

The mission of the McCracken County Animal Control Department is public and property protection through the consistent and fair application of laws, regulation and ordinances relating to animal nuisances in McCracken County. As a part of this effort Animal Control Officers work to reunite lost animals with their owners as soon as possible.

Department Leadership:

Aaron Hudson
(270) 331-6417

Office Address:

455 County Park Road
Paducah, KY 42001

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday Emergency Call Only

McCracken County Humane Society Address:

4000 Coleman Road
Paducah, Ky 42001
(270) 443-5923

McCracken County Humane Society Hours

Monday – Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

McCracken County Animal Control Ordinance

Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of frequently asked questions. Select the (+) next to the question to display the answer.

What should I do if you think McCracken County Animal Control has picked up your dog?

Call McCracken County Animal Control at 444-8550 or the Humane Society at 443-5923.

Can I call McCracken County Animal Control to pick up an animal I own?

McCracken County Animal Control does not take ownership of relinquished animals. They must be taken to the McCracken County Humane Society. Remember, by law you must not abandon an animal in McCracken County.

What do I do if my dog is lost?

Contact the McCracken County Humane Society with as much information about the animal as possible, including a recent picture of the animal if you have one. The Humane Society will notify you if Animal Control brings in an animal that matches the information provided to them.

Can McCracken County Animal Control come and get a cat on my property?

Unlike dogs, cats are by statute are considered free-roaming animals. McCracken County Animal Control will not retrieve cats on your property that are free-roaming and in good health.

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Courthouse Hours

  • Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
  • Sheriff’s Office: open until 5:30 p.m. on Monday
  • District Clerk: open until 5:30 p.m. on Monday
  • Circuit Clerk: open until 5:30 p.m. on Monday
  • County Clerk: open until 5:30 p.m. on Monday

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